We’ve been having fun this week doing “making” as Jessica would have called it. Sophie had fun with me in the kitchen making Daddy’s birthday cake last weekend. She did most of it herself – I only helped with getting the mixture into the cake tins and in and out of the oven and spreading the frosting over the cake. I love that she enjoys baking with me. We also made a yummy fruit tart and some mini cheese tarts during the week.
Thomas enjoyed his first time painting this week. I spread some lining paper over the table and let the children have fun with the paints. It’s the first time that I’ve had two children sitting painting at the table together since Jessica died.
I’ve been making preparations for Sophie going back to school. We ventured into town for the first time in five months to buy school shoes. I’d gone for an early shoe fitting appointment which worked well. It wasn’t too busy in town while we were shopping but the queues outside shops were building up by the time we left.
I’m making the most of these last few days together before Sophie goes back to school. The end-of-summer always brings a sense of sadness as the days of having lots of time together come to an end. It’s harder this year – we’ve had such a lovely long chunk of time together and I have to confess that I’m a little anxious about the return to school, although I do feel it is the right thing for Sophie. But it does make me quite sad to think that this time next week, she’ll be back at school and our time together will be limited again.
Things that have made me smile this week
- A lovely family walk around Osterley Park.
- Seeing a beautiful rainbow.
- Thomas and Sophie giggling together.
- Seeing how helpful Sophie is with Thomas.
- Thomas signing ‘cake, please Mummy’ just like Jessica used to do.