Goodness, it’s 3 months since my last post for E’s 4th birthday in January. I guess a lot has happened in that time but in a rather ordinary, not very blog worthy way (or perhaps I’ve just been too tired!)
I celebrated my birthday in February and for the the first time in about 5 years (and the last probably for another 5 years) G and I had a meal out and overnight stay in a hotel. It was lovely but we ate too much and didn’t sleep well in our too-hot hotel room. We spoke of hopes for a blissful lie in. We woke at E’s usual 6am and were ravenous by the time we found ourselves first in line for the breakfast buffet at 7.30am. It was lovely of course but like many parents we were more keen to get back to our little fella than lounge around reading newspapers. (that’s a 30 week bump by the way not too much dinner!)
E’s being enjoying extra park dates with Daddy, grandparents and friends as I’ve found it increasingly difficulty to spend time standing around (oh the joy of a small frame and a big bump!)
Last month we visited the local primary school we want E to attend and this week we were lucky enough to find he has a place there for September.
And once April arrived we had the excitement of waiting to greet our new baby.
And waiting. And waiting. Despite our best efforts to help him along, including ”bumping bums” with his big brother, the baby is just too snug.
We’re hoping today is the day we finally meet him. We waved E off to playgroup this morning after taking this photo and the next time we see him will be when his baby is here (well that’s the plan, currently awaiting a call back from the hospital that they have a bed for us!). Bring it on!!!
A belated round up of our last few days with the Kindness Elves
Day 10 – surplus toy cars donated to local playgroup, Scout dog and stories sold for piggy bank pounds (saving for yet more lego!)
Day 11 – woops, no photo of the postman’s card
Day 12 – donating cat food at Morrisons for New Start Cat Rescue
Day 13 – an ongoing part of the festive season!
Making biscuits for friends on Day 3 with the Kindness Elves was so simple thanks to our Oxo Good Grips Cookie Press.
Dozens of perfect-every-time mini cookies easily pressed into a range of 12 different shapes using a one-click handle that even a 3 year old can manage.
The secret to perfect biscuits is all in the dough, made by following the recipe in the booklet provided to the ounce. Substituting any of the ingredients (like thinking self raising flour will do in place of plain the first time you use it) will be courting disaster.
Trust me, I know!
Disclaimer: With thanks to Oxo Good Grips who sent us this cookie press to try.
I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.
Another year gone in the blink of an eye. All of these memories a moment in time and still so fresh in my mind. That may not be the case in years to come (and certainly after I blow half my brain cells giving birth in April!) How thankful I am for this lovely tradition we have of creating a year in pictures (inspired since 2011 by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits).
So exciting to ponder how 2016 will look this time next year when we’re a family of 4.
January – December 2015:
E’s 3rd birthday, Mummy’s 40th birthday in Pembrokeshire, Grandad’s birthday, back yard wall art, Daddy’s 40th birthday in Hereford, bedtime story with cousin Tom in a treehouse in Germany, visiting friends in the Isle of Wight, garden fun with buddies in Chipping Campden, first day at a new playgroup, a new baby, meeting 5 month old cousin Kian, Angel Gabriel in the playgroup nativity.