Spring is in the air this week. It’s lovely to see daffodils, primroses and crocuses appearing in the garden and blossom on the trees. The evenings are definitely starting to get lighter again which is always nice. We’ve been making the most of the nicer weather this week and enjoying time outdoors. Thomas has had fun visiting various different playgrounds and taking toys out into the garden for some outdoor play.
Spring always used to be my favourite time of year, and while it still manages to work some of its old magic on me, it’s a tough time of year too as it now comes with the memories of Jessica’s last weeks. This year, I’m also acutely aware that while the arrival of spring is bringing beauty here, there are terrible things happening elsewhere in the world. It’s another reminder of just how precious the ordinary everyday moments are. I’m trying to make the most of them.
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 63 – I am grateful that 10 appeared in the foam numbers at Tots Go Wild today – Thomas was very happy to have the full set of 1-10.
- Day 64 – I am grateful for some time with Sophie having a walk and looking out for the #WorldBookDay postbox toppers.
- Day 65 – I am grateful for a Sunday roast.
- Day 66 – I am grateful that Sophie is enjoying starting to learn a new song and dance routine.
- Day 67 – I am grateful for spring sunshine and a quiet morning spent sitting with Jessica.
- Day 68 – I am grateful that the evenings are now light enough for Thomas to enjoy a trip to the park while Sophie had her dance lessons.
- Day 69 – I am grateful for sticklebricks.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Thomas writing ‘Tots go wild’ with chalk. Mark-making has become more appealing now he’s realised he can do letters and numbers that way!
- Sophie getting a ‘teacher’s award’ certificate for “excellent dance routines and teaching them to others”.
- Sophie trying to teach Thomas how to ride his scooter.
- The way Sophie always blows me lots of kisses and keeps stopping to sign ‘I love you’ on her way from the school gate to the classroom.