The Friday Focus – 14/11/14

With Sophie suddenly becoming so much more confident on her feet, this week has seen more opportunity for her to enjoy

Friday Focus 14-Nov-14Our milestone moment of the week was Sophie being able to walk to one of our regular toddler groups for the first time – she was carried for some of the way but did manage to walk quite a significant chunk of the way there and it was so wonderful to have a little girl holding on to each hand.

Here’s a summary of some of the other things we’ve been up to this week:

Out and About:
We’ve been to our usual groups, one of which is very local, and Sophie walked there for the first time (or at least part of it anyway!) – a lovely moment of walking with a little girl holding each hand. We also went to Ruislip Lido and had a walk around there and the girls got to play in the play area too which they enjoyed. Nanny also had the girls for an afternoon whilst hubby and I went to the cardiac consultation review event in Southampton about the future of children’s cardiac services in Southampton – a very interesting afternoon and has left us thinking about what we want to feed back in the consultation survey.

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Fun at home:
We’ve started making some Christmas cards this week – Jessica has been enjoying doing some painting and then sticking stars and sparkly strips on to Christmas tree shapes for her cards. Sophie has been enjoying pulling Jessica’s books out of the bookcases and loves to sit there with them, turning the pages and looking at the pictures. It is lovely to see her starting to really take more of an interest in books now.

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Time for me:
Most of my me time this week has involved catching up on blogging once the girls are in bed although hubby and I did get to spend the afternoon together without the girls when we went for the cardiac consultation review – not the best quality time together but still time together! I did also make sure I got an early night one night this week which was definitely much needed!

My happiest moment:
Sitting and having a long snuggle with a sleeping Sophie whilst Jessica was having her afternoon nap – I cannot remember the last time I sat for so long with her sleeping on my chest and just relaxed and focused on that lovely moment.

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Next week I would like to:
Start clearing out the study (which is currently a junk room) in preparation for actually turning it into a useable room rather than just a dumping area for things that don’t have an obvious home.

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37 thoughts on “The Friday Focus – 14/11/14

  1. How exciting that Sofie has begun to walk! I remember those days as if they were yeserday! I absolutely love the Christmas cards you all made…they make me long for the years when my girls’ would sit and do things like that with me! Stopping by via #WotW thanks for sharing and linking up.

    xx
    Lysa

  2. Lovely, seeing your two girls always makes me smile. I do miss those snuggles, but I do get great cuddles instead now. And well done on the walking-no stopping her now! x

    1. Aw thank you Iona. Yes, definitely no stopping her now – she loves being on the move. Was so lovely to sit and have snuggles though 🙂

    1. Thank you – those little snuggles were magical, they don’t happen so often these days. Lovely to link up to #WotW again 🙂

  3. Love the photo of them in their suits – so adorable! But I must say, my favourite has to be the last one. I love photos of children asleep, especially in their mothers arms. Precious! #wotw.

    1. Thank you – there’s just something about a sleeping baby, isn’t there? And those little snuggles were so precious 🙂

    1. Definitely a special milestone. They all get there at such different times. Jessica was 21 months before she walked on her own so Sophie feels like she is walking really early!

    1. Thanks Kim, it has been a lovely week. Glad you liked the photos and the cards – we had a lot of fun making them 🙂

    1. Thank you – she is definitely growing up fast! Can’t take credit for the subheadings though – they were inspired by the #happydayslinky and I like the way they help me reflect on different aspects of the week 🙂

  4. It looks like you’ve had a lovely week! Jessica’s Christmas cards are great, I love the strips of shiny paper as tinsel.

    1. It has been a lovely week, thank you – was really pleased with how the Christmas cards turned out and Jessica loved making them 🙂

    1. Thank you – they were fun to make. Those sleepy cuddles were wonderful – definitely enjoyed that moment of just relaxing and snuggling together 🙂

  5. Ahhh, love the cards that Jessica made – so pretty.

    I so need to have more early nights, they do make so much difference.

    Sounds like you’ve had some lovely moments with the girls this week. 🙂

    Thanks for linking up with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    1. Thank you – we loved making the cards and have had a lovely week. Am going to try harder not to stay up late so much as I really am so much grumpier when I do. Lovely to link up to #HappyDaysLinky again 🙂

    1. Thank you – we had fun making them. Lovely to join in with the #HappyDaysLinky again 🙂

  6. Aww, well done Sophie for walking to toddler group, and Jessica for making those fabulous Christmas cards!
    I love that you got to enjoy a snuggly snooze time with Sophie, she looks so comfy and content.
    Hope you have another great week xx

    1. Thank you – had Jessica fall asleep on me the other day for the first time in ages, made me realise how much I miss it and definitely will be enjoying it with Sophie whilst it still happens 🙂

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