Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.
My Social Media and the TV has been filled with Christmas related bits-
gift ideas, adverts and those of you that have already started on the decorations.
I’m usually sooooo excited for Christmas, but I haven’t really got my head around it all as yet and its December next week. Elvis the Elf will be coming back to stay for the run up to Christmas from next Thursday and I have only brought a few little bits and pieces-i really must get a move on.
This weeks Little Loves are The Holiday, Keeping Warm and Bathtime
A few gift guides to try and get some pressie ideas!
Asda, Boots, Argos…..and I’ve been filling baskets online too. I just haven’t quite got round to buying anything, or really pinning any proper ideas down.
Charlotte’s post 7 Things I Learned when my Daughter was born with a Cleft Palate. I was born with a Cleft Palate and have heard plenty of stories about how it made my mum feel, what I had to undergo as a baby and I have seen pictures of me at the hospital with my arms bandaged up after my surgery at 3 mths, so I couldn’t put my hands in my mouth. I know I was supposed to have speech therapy but then never needed it as they soon said I had no problems and could easily be a news reader, I have even been a singer as part of my career. I have been so lucky to have had two little boys who have not inherited the cleft palate, though this was definitely a worry I had and one of the first things i checked with them both. Very few people know I have a cleft palate and if you met me you wouldnt know, unless you looked inside my mouth to see the scar.
I have followed Charlotte’s blog and Social Media for the last 6 months with Daisy and I think she’s such a little beauty and Charlotte is so strong.
On my walks to/from preschool when it’s just me and P, I have been listening to some Marie Forleo videos. She is very motivational and business minded and gives me a little kick in the butt sometimes, and as an ex dancer I also relate to her!
Most evenings I tend to sit and watch crap TV (series I like but rarely in any order), work, blog or generally sit on Social Media. This week I put my phone in the kitchen one night, poured myself a glass of red and cuddled my little boy while watching ‘The Holiday’. Its one of those films (I have many) that I should have watched ages ago-you know when everyone else did and was going on about it! I thoroughly enjoyed ignoring social media and fully focussing on something. I have a tendency to sit on my phone at all times and I really must stop. It was Christmassy and easy watching and so lovely to think that taking yourself out of your comfort zone can turn your life around.
Obviously my Strictly Weekend fix and a couple of Criminal Minds, Rizzoli and Isles, Castle and even Diagnosis Murders!
There seems to be a crime/murder theme going on here!
I have thrown together a few hearty meals this week…..spaghetti and meatballs, shepherds pie, and sausage, mash and onion gravy.
LB and I also tried out some Christmassy crafts – some handprints to make into snowmen, father christmas and reindeer. Maybe if they turn out well, we might try some on canvas to put around the house this festive season.
I’ve had some winter knits on and my trainers for the walk to and from preschool (I will tone this body back up). We have also been wrapping up warm in hats, scarves and gloves as the weather has definitely got a bit chillier.
I put P in the bath with LB for the first time this week,
rather than using the baby bath on the kitchen table!
It was a huge success!
LB loved having his brother there and helped to wash him
and P sat so chilled, kicking his legs and grinning away!
Thanks to Morgana for hosting this Link.
It’s one of the highlights of my week, looking at all the good and being grateful!