Friday Focus 15/12/17 – Let it snow

The girls were very excited when they woke to snow on Sunday morning. We were out straight away, with coats on over our pyjamas, making the most of it. I think the last time we had snow that actually settled was almost two years ago. It was lovely to watch the girls having so much fun in the snow. Jessica only lasted about ten minutes before she got too cold, but Sophie stayed out and helped me build a snowman.


The word "snow" with a snowman on the letter 'O'


Jessica ended up having a snow day on Monday. Sophie’s preschool was still open though. I could have kept her home, but she was happy to go to preschool and it was only a short walk away. Sophie going to preschool also meant that I could have some one-to-one time with Jessica, which doesn’t happen very often!


By Tuesday morning most of the snow had melted away. It was fun while it lasted though!


Jessica and Sophie next to snowy bushes


Things I have loved this week:

  • Going to the Christmas tree festival at the village church with Jessica’s class.


  • Getting to see Jessica perform a dance on stage at her ballet school Christmas fayre.


  • Seeing how excited Sophie was at going to Girls’ Brigade in uniform like her sister for the first time.


  • Watching Jessica and Sophie having fun at their friend’s birthday party.


  • Sophie’s first church parade service.

Jessica and Sophie in their Girls' Brigade uniforms


  • An evening out at the tap school’s Christmas meal.


  • A cuddle nap on the sofa with Sophie one afternoon when we were both feeling tired.


  • Being asked for ID when buying alcohol for the first time in about ten years!


  • Seeing Sophie and Jessica perform in their Christmas concerts.


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  1. December 15, 2017 / 8:09 am

    It’s lovely that you had enough snow to build a snowman, we only had the tiniest little sprinkling here and it was soon gone. It sounds like the girls have had a busy but fun week. Have a lovely weekend x

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:21 am

      It was nice to get enough snow for a snowman – we usually only get a tiny sprinkling too x

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Thank you Jeannette x

  2. December 15, 2017 / 11:24 am

    What a wonderfully festive week you’ve had. I do love a Christmas tree festival, we’re hoping to go to one next week. Glad you enjoyed the snow x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:22 am

      Thank you, hope you enjoy the Christmas tree festival if you do get to go to one this week 🙂

  3. December 15, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Wow it sounds like you’ve had a lovely and busy week! The snow has been great hasn’t it. My daughter was so happy to be able to play in the snow on her Birthday. We had a couple of snow days here too – but luckily the weather has improved for her Christmas Party today. Jessica and Sophie are just so adorable, the photo of them holding hands is just gorgeous.

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Oh how lovely that Boo had snow on her birthday. Hope she enjoyed her Christmas party too 🙂

  4. December 15, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    How wonderful that you could enjoy the snow! We had so little, I’ll admit to being a tiny bit envious, but not much. I hate driving in it. Exciting for Sophie, joining her sister. I bet she’s been counting down the days. You’ll have to tell me your secret for rolling back the years. It’s been a long time since I’ve been asked for evidence of age. #wotw

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:23 am

      I’m not so keen on driving in it but it is fun to play in. Not sure why I was looking particularly youthful that day! 🙂

  5. December 15, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Awww sounds a fab week, my boys loved the snow. The weather sucks all your energy but snoozing on the sofa sounds bliss! Have a fab weekend X #wotw

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:24 am

      It was nice to get a sneaky nap in – I thought I’d take advantage of Sophie wanting one! 🙂

  6. December 15, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Ahh! How lovely that you got a decent amount of snow….It sounds like you had fun in it. You have had a busy week with so many lovely things going on.
    hehehe! I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets asked for I.D when buying alcohol. I’m nearly 40 for goodness sake. lol

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Lol, me too! It was quite flattering to be asked though! 🙂

  7. December 15, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    It sounds like a lovely week with the concerts and performances and getting one to one time with Jessica. I have never been asked for ID for alchohol, even when I was 15!! I’ve always said it was because I was so tall, it seems that tall people can’t be young…haha, my twelve year old is 5ft 3″ I’ll be sending her out to buy me wine soon 🙂

    • Louise
      December 18, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Lol, I’m only 5ft so maybe that was why! 🙂

  8. December 18, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I would be thrilled to if someone asked me for id , alas I think those days are long gone for me ha ha! I love snow days and playing in snow in pjs it really is the thing of childhood dreams and memories, have a wonderful Christmas Louise x

    • Louise
      December 20, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Lol, I thought they were long gone for me as well – was quite nice to be asked! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too 🙂

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