We’ve been enjoying the sunshine this week. I’ve loved being able to sit out in the garden and work when Sophie and Thomas are at school and preschool and getting lots of washing dried on the line.
Sophie had her first Girls’ Brigade outing since Covid. She had a lovely time at Hanwell Zoo. The last time they visited Hanwell Zoo was with Jessica on the only GB outing she went on. One of the GB leaders sent me a lovely photo of her and Sophie which made me smile, but also made me feel sad too as I have a very similar one of her with Jessica.
Thomas decided to get hands on and do some digging in the garden one afternoon while Daddy was in charge. I was picking Sophie up from her dance lesson and Thomas was quite a sight when I returned – he’d been rubbing soil into his hair and had clearly had a wonderful time in my newly-planted pots. It took quite some time in the shower to remove it all – especially his hair, which took three washes before it was clean again!
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 161 – I am grateful for finding ways to include numbers in play to help keep Thomas amused. He loved counting the pasta to see how much could fit in the cup (162 pieces if you were wondering).
- Day 162 – I am grateful that Sophie enjoyed going on a trip to Hanwell Zoo with Girls’ Brigade today.
- Day 163 – I am grateful for the delight on Sophie and Thomas’s faces at getting to have a ride on the little bumper cars in town this afternoon.
- Day 164 – I am grateful for a nice pot of tea and being able to drink it while it was still hot!
- Day 165 – I am grateful for a lovely lunch with a friend at the rural activities garden centre.
- Day 166 – I am grateful for a lovely evening out seeing a friend performing musical theatre songs with the Beck Community Choir.
- Day 167 – I am grateful for home-grown raspberries and wild strawberries.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- The arrival of our jar of caterpillars. This is our third time raising caterpillars and getting to see them metamorphose into butterflies. It’s such a lovely thing to do with the children.
- Watching the birds on the new bird feeders in the garden. The squirrels were emptying the old ones so I replaced them with ones that are hopefully squirrel-proof.
- Sophie trying on some of the masks in Grandma’s mask collection after having a singing lesson with Grandma.
- Driving my husband’s new car. I particularly like how the seat setup is linked to our keys so it automatically adjusts for whichever of us is driving. Given my husband is 6’4” and I’m 5’0”, there’s always a lot of seat adjustment whenever we swap over!