Friday Focus 16/02/18 – Time with Nanny

The girls and I have enjoyed having Nanny come to stay for a few days this week, especially as hubby has been away working for most of the week. It’s been lovely to see the girls having so much fun with my mum and I’ve really enjoyed having her company too. The only downside is when she has to go home again! Jessica gets quite upset whenever she has to say goodbye to family members, especially when we’ve enjoyed a few days together. She couldn’t understand why Nanny had to go home and couldn’t just stay with us forever. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we get to see Nanny again though.


Nanny - this week's word of the week



Things I have loved this week:

  • Staying at the Legoland Hotel for the start of Junior Builders Week.


Jessica and Sophie with one of the Lego minifigures


  • Taking advantage of having my mum staying and getting to have two date nights in a row with my hubby before he went away for the week.


Me and hubby enjoying a date night


  • My twin sister getting engaged to her lovely boyfriend – so pleased for them both.



Sophie decorating her basket with gems and foam shapes


  • Listening to my girls chattering away together while engrossed in playing with their dolls.


  • Baking ginger and treacle scones.


  • Getting out and about and enjoying a walk at Langley Park with my mum and the girls.


Me, my mum and my girls enjoying time at Langley Park


  • Starting to plan the May concert that my mother-in-law and I are organising.


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  1. February 16, 2018 / 8:48 am

    What a lovely week, and two date nights! My kids adore staying with my mum and my girl gets upset when it’s over. She only lives ten minutes away! Glad it’s been a good one x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Louise
      February 16, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thanks Jocelyn. Getting the date nights in while I can – there probably won’t be any opportunities for the first year after Peanut arrives!

  2. February 16, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Awww. My son is like and permanently wants them to live with him. I think he just loves the attention X #wotw

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:23 am

      My girls love the extra attention too 🙂

  3. February 16, 2018 / 10:42 am

    It’s lovely that the girls have been able to spend some time with their nanny, it sounds like you have all had a fun week. I love the girls matching coats ! Have a wonderful weekend x

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Thank you Angela, it has been lovely to have that time together 🙂

  4. February 16, 2018 / 11:33 am

    It sounds like you’ve had a busy, fun week. How lovely to have your Mum around. We always lived pretty close to my Mum so we saw her all the time, but my kids still loved going to see Nanny. Glad to see Jessica looking so well x

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:24 am

      We live close to hubby’s parents but my mum is a bit further away. It is lovely to get that time with her 🙂

  5. February 16, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Aww! It does sound having Nanny to stay was lovely but it must be hard to say goodbye…
    Ohh! How lucky to have two date nights….
    Lovely photos x

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Jessica always finds saying goodbye to family hard, bless her. It was lovely to have my mum over though and being able to have two date nights was blissful! 🙂

  6. February 16, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I havent seen my Mom for 7 going 8 years and I would give anything just so I can hug her. You are so lucky that you can spend days with yours =) #wotw

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Oh that must be so hard for you Merlinda. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to go so long x

  7. February 16, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    It sounds like a lovely week with your mother. Nice to have two evenings out with your husband too. I love the Easter baskets. I’ve not seen them folded like that before. Congrats to your sister and her fiance! #wotw

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Thanks Cheryl – always lovely to have that family time and getting to have two date nights was definitely a luxury! 🙂

  8. February 17, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Ah glad you had got to enjoy a few date nights you both so deserve it. It great having your mum staying isnt it? I bet the girls have loved having her around x

    • Louise
      February 20, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Thanks Sarah, they loved having Nanny come to stay 🙂

  9. February 20, 2018 / 10:49 am

    You have a lot to be thankful for with your sweet family.

    • Louise
      February 23, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Thank you, I have indeed! 🙂

  10. February 20, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Ah I can relate to Jessica regarding loved ones. Sounds like there’s been lots of lovely highlights. #WotW

    • Louise
      February 23, 2018 / 9:56 am

      We did have a lovely week even if it was hard to say goodbye.

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