This week has been a busy one. Thomas turns two on Sunday and I’ve been preparing for his birthday – planning cakes, having presents delivered, having Nanny come up to stay for a few days. In normal circumstances, we would have probably had a big family party in Grandma and Grandad’s garden. Instead we’ll have a little party in my garden and are trying to organised family members to pop over separately and making sure visits don’t overlap so people can stay distanced out in the garden.
It’s been another week where I feel like I’m juggling a lot of balls – although so far I seem to be managing to keep them up in the air! I’ve been juggling work, preparing the online service for church, being part of a group trying to prepare services for when we reopen the building, preparing the church newsletter ready for sending out and making sure that there is still time for days out and fun with the children. On the plus side, at least the summer holidays mean that we don’t have home-schooling to add into the mix too!
Things that have made me smile this week
- Getting to the end of term with home-schooling. I’m so proud of how well Sophie has coped with a term and a bit of home-schooling and we’ve mostly enjoyed it.
- Watching Sophie and Thomas having fun playing with sand in the garden.
- Having a tea party with the toys in the garden.
- Seeing Sophie curling up in the chair in the garden and reading Jessica’s book about her heart operation.
- Our caterpillars turning into chrysalides.
- Harvesting the first of our beans in the garden.
- Going for a lovely walk around Cliveden.
- Seeing my twin sister for the first time in over four months.
- Making some Numberblocks cakes for Thomas’s birthday. I still have his main birthday cake to do, but I think he’s going to love these ones.