I’ve had a few unsettled nights, lots of thoughts churning through my head and have generally not managed enough sleep this week. We’ve got our Christmas concert coming up this weekend and I’ve done most of the Christmas shopping so am hoping for a little bit of a lull before the Christmas rush begins. And a bit more sleep would be good too!
Out and About:
We had a couple of days visiting my mum last weekend and catching up with my twin sister which was lovely although Sophie was still quite poorly and wanting lots of cuddles! My mum looked after her whilst Jessica and I went to the Christmas fayre organised by my friends Lisa and Ashley in memory of their daughter Amelia and I was so pleased that they managed to raise over £2000 for Epilepsy Research UK through it.
We also went out for a Christmas meal with Grandma and Grandad and some friends from church and whilst neither Sophie nor Jessica were particularly bothered about their roast turkey, the chocolate Yule log went down very well!
Fun at home:
My twin sister has recently moved house and has been trying to encourage her two daughters to have a bit of a clear out of toys that they no longer play with which has meant some of these toys have been passed on to Jessica and Sophie. We came home from our weekend away with a box of dolls and some clip on dress-up outfits and both Jessica and Sophie have spent many happy hours sitting on the floor and playing with these dolls – lovely to watch them playing so nicely together too.
Time for me:
I had a night out at the bingo with my mum and sister Maxine whilst my twin sister looked after the girls. It was my first night at bingo since before Jessica was born (I used to love going quite regularly with Mum and Dad years ago) and we had a lovely night out – and I even had a little shout on a line and won £10 which was an added bonus!
My happiest moment:
Watching my little girls playing happily together and hearing Sophie really laugh.
Next week I would like to:
Get a little more sleep and get the Christmas tree up! The dummies will be going on the tree for the baby reindeer and I am a bit apprehensive about how Jessica is going to cope without having them at bedtime but it has to be done.