Friday Focus 02/03/18 – Fun in the snow

We hardly ever get snow where we live so it makes a change to have had several days of it. While part of me is longing for some warmer weather and the start of spring, I have enjoyed seeing the girls having fun in the snow. It’s a bit too cold for Jessica to be able to enjoy it for more than about ten minutes at a time. Sophie has been having lots of fun though in the afternoons while Jessica has been at school. It’s too powdery for snowmen, but we’ve had fun doing some snow painting.


Snow - this week's word of the week


Jessica has been back at school full time this week and has coped well. Her school was open until lunchtime yesterday and we’ve got a snow day today. Hopefully we’ll be able to enjoy the snow a bit more while it lasts.


Jessica and Sophie clearing the snow from their slide in the garden



Things I have loved this week:

  • Jessica getting a Wow of the Week certificate for “returning to school with such enthusiasm and positivity.”


Jessica with her "Wow of the Week" certificate


  • Watching Jessica having fun at a friend’s birthday party. It was amazing to see the difference in how confident she was. Normally she clings to me for at least the first 30 minutes. This time she headed straight for her friends.


  • Starting concert rehearsals and the music for the song I’m performing finally arriving in the post (it wasn’t an easy one to get hold of).


  • Jessica having sats of 85% at her paediatrician check-up. They were a little low (78%) at her recent cardiac review – fingers crossed they are now improving.


  • A nice simple costume for World Book Day thanks to Jessica’s favourite books being the Charlie and Lola ones.


Jessica dressed up as Lola from the Charlie and Lola books


  • Hot chocolate and marshmallows with Sophie after coming in from the snow. Jessica doesn’t like hot chocolate but Sophie loves it!


  • Starting to feel Peanut move. I think I’ve been feeling flutters for a couple of weeks now, but it’s only this week that I’ve been sure that it’s Peanut’s movements that I’m feeling.


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22 thoughts on “Friday Focus 02/03/18 – Fun in the snow

  1. You can forgive the harsh weather when you see how much delight it brings to the kids can’t you. It’s great to hear that Jessica is back at school full time, she’s doing so well. Best of luck with your performance. Have a great weekend x

  2. It’s good to hear that Jessica’s return to school has gone smoothly, what a great certificate to receive. We’ve got a snow day here today, though there’s not enough to build with and it’s so windy and bitter out there we are staying in the warm! How lovely to feel Peanut move, such a special feeling x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. It’s so cold at the moment. We’ve only managed to brave it out to the garden for short periods of time!

  3. Well done to Jessica on her certificate, it’s really hard settling back to school when you’ve had time off for an operation so it’s well deserved. How exciting feeling peanut move, are you going to find out if it’s a boy or a girl?

    1. Thank you – was so proud of her. We’re not planning on finding out unless there are any concerns x

  4. We don’t get snow often, but when it does it makes up for it. I’m enjoying seeing my three out in the snow. Coming in long enough to warm up and then out again. Good for Jessica going back to school with enthusiasm and enjoying her friends’ company at the party. She is growing up. We have the powdery snow too, but somehow an igloo is growing in the garden. If only we had Sophie’s help, I’m sure it would be ready to move in to soon. Love the Lola outfit. Such a clever idea. How exciting to feel the first flutterings too. Eek! #wotw

    1. Making an igloo sounds like fun – Sophie would definitely love doing something like that! 🙂

  5. Louise, sounds like a fun & busy week. Exciting to feel those early flutters! What song are you rehearsing? We used to love Charlie & Lola books. Whimsical Writer

    1. It has been a good week. I’m singing a song called Baby Moon – wanted to find something appropriate given I’ll be six months pregnant when we do the concert.

  6. Aww! I am glad Jessica is doing well. Congrats on the certificate & yay for Peanut moving! It looks like the girls have been having fun in the snow…
    My girls used to love Charlie & Lola!
    Good luck with the song x

  7. Ahh, a lovely winter photo of your two girls playing. And welcomed in from the warm with a hot chocolate – yes please!!

    It’s great to hear that Jessica’s return to full time school went well. #WotW

  8. I’ve heard that you feel the little one moving in you sooner if you’ve had other babies. I’m not sure how true that is but it’s certainly reassuring. Great to see that the girls have been enjoying the snow and Jessica is getting better. #WotW

    1. I think it is often the case although I felt Jessica moving at 14 weeks which was very early.

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