Friday Focus 13/01/17 – Sophie starts preschool

This week has seen a big step for Sophie as she started preschool on Monday. Jessica was very excited about her little sister going to preschool and enjoyed telling her all about it. I think she might have been more excited than Sophie was! I’ve been enjoying the walks to and from preschool again. Sophie has the same key worker that Jessica had which I was really happy about.  All the preschool staff are lovely but it is nice to have that continuity. So far Sophie seems to be enjoying preschool. I don’t get to hear much about it but she went in quite happily both mornings this week and was equally happy at pick-up time.

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Things I have loved this week:

  • Seeing how happy Jessica was to be back at ballet and Girls’ Brigade.
  • Dusting off my sewing machine and making a couple of pairs of school trousers for Jessica – her old ones were a bit too low in the waist!
  • Catching up with a friend over coffee while Sophie was at preschool.
  • Getting a mug with my name on in the office (a coveted item where I work!)
  • A post-preschool trip to the park with Sophie.

Sophie sitting in the swing at the park

  • Coming home from giving blood to find hubby fast asleep on the floor wrapped in a duvet and cuddled up next to the girls who were both fast asleep in their beds.
  • Watching Jessica and Sophie playing schools with their dollies. I had to laugh at Jessica being a very bossy teacher though. I can’t imagine her real teacher being quite so shouty!
  • Starting again at tap dancing classes. I haven’t been to a dance class in six years and it feels amazing to be back again!


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24 thoughts on “Friday Focus 13/01/17 – Sophie starts preschool

    1. It is lovely to see her enjoying it. Getting back to tap dancing was a highlight of the week for me! Seeing the girls at their dance lessons made me realise how much I missed doing it myself 🙂

  1. Yay for Sophie starting pre-school, it’s lovely that she’s so happy to go. It’s been far too wet and cold here for a park trip we are desperate to visit so hope next week is a bit drier. Have a lovely weekend. #WotW

    1. Thank you Angela – the start of the week doesn’t look too promising here but fingers crossed the weather will improve! 🙂

  2. Awww, I remember when my Little Man went to pre-school. Neither of my girls had gone but the health visitor suggested it for him because he was a slow developer. It really brought him out of himself at by the end of the year he was a different child, he could walk (yes, he couldn’t walk until he was 2) talk and was even toilet trained. I hope Sophie gets on well too xx

  3. Aww! It sounds like Sophie has settled in so well….It must be very exciting for everyone.
    It sounds like a lovely week! Good luck with the tap dancing x

  4. I’m so pleased it’s going well, sounds like Sophie’s enjoying it. You never get to hear what they actually do, though, they always ‘forget’ don’t they?! Enjoy those lessons, sounds fun x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thank you Jocelyn – it’s a good job that I never expected to hear much about it otherwise I’d have been disappointed! Lovely to link up again 🙂

  5. I loved that pic of hubby and the girls asleep! And so glad you have started back at dancing. Hope was fun. Glad Sophie did ok at pre-school. Must be odd without both girls but good for you to get a few bits done. Have a lovely weekend xx #wotw

    1. Thanks Sarah. It is odd without both girls home but I’m enjoying being able to get things done too! 🙂

    1. Thank you Helen – it was lovely to go back to tap classes. Fingers crossed I can make it a regular thing! 🙂

  6. Wow sewing machines and tap dancing you are one talented lady. Love the fact that you came back to find your husband and the girls asleep. I’m sure they must have been having lots of fun together. #WotW

  7. Oh how lovely that you’ve started back at dance classes. I’m hoping to start playing water polo again soon, it’s great to get back into things that you did pre-kids!

  8. It sounds like you’ve had a really positive week, and well done Sophie on starting pre-school. It must feel strange to have both girls out of the house.
    I think it’s great to pick up an old hobby. Funny, I never had you down for tap dancing!
    Mademoiselle is fascinated by all of the Dance shows on TV right now…maybe we’ll see you on one of those soon?! haha xx
    Have a lovely week

    1. Thanks Tracey – it does feel strange but nice to have that time to myself. Love the dance shows on TV – can’t see me appearing on one though, lol! 🙂

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