The Friday Focus 07/08/15

This week has been all about spending time with family – enjoying a few days with my twin sister and nieces. The girls have been having so much fun together and I’ve loved being with my family, and having a couple of extra little pairs of hands being willing to help me with the girls, especially with hubby being away in Germany this week.

The Friday Focus 07/08/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

We had a brilliant day out at a soft play centre at the beginning of the week; the highlight of which was persuading my 75-year old mum to go in with the kids who loved having Nanny joining in with the fun. I quite enjoyed being able to relax with my mum and sister over a cup of coffee and watch the girls having fun and it certainly wore Jessica and Sophie out!

The Friday Focus 07/08/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

We’ve had a couple of afternoons out at the swimming pool – something that I rarely do with the girls at home as I can’t take them both swimming on my own. Jessica was having a whale of a time and enjoyed trying to swim with her armbands whereas Sophie was quite unsure about it all and I felt like I had a little koala clinging on to me the whole time we were in the pool. On the plus side, it was lovely to have such an extended cuddle! It was good to see her get more confident on our second trip to the pool and start to really enjoy being in the water – by the end of the second session, she was happily standing up in the toddler pool by herself and playing with the water jets.

The Friday Focus 07/08/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

It’s been a week full of simple childhood pleasures – playing in the park, playing games together and reading stories and we’ve loved it.
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36 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 07/08/15

  1. I loved the piccys of your Mum in the soft play earlier this week! She looked like she was having a whale of the time. Great you could take both the girls swimming together and they are doing so well xxx Have a great week next time and hope hubby back soon xx #wotw

    1. Thanks Jocelyn, it was lovely to have the company for the week and see the girls with their cousins 🙂

  2. Nothing better than family time! I can’t wait for my baby to be able to enjoy these soft play! Her Daddy can;t wait either. Looks like you have had a fab time with your precious family X

  3. Oh your opening photo of Jessica giving you a massive hug is so gorgeous!
    Family is what it should be all about, isn’t it?!
    So glad to read this and that you’re stuck to your goal which was at the start of the summer to spend more time doing and enjoying time with your family, even if Hubby is away. This really is what it’s all about and being able to have you mum around too, is special
    Enjoy and I love your photos; you all look really happy

    PS: sorry I haven’t been able to respond to all your comments, I’m making my way thru but I’ve been spending time with The Shires thru the summer. Whilst they’re a full time job they’re the best job in the world!

    1. Thanks Tracey, so glad you are making the most of spending time with your little ones during the summer – definitely agree that it is the best job in the world! 🙂

    1. Thanks Jenni – what a lovely comment! We had such a wonderful week, and yes it was definitely full of fun and laughter 🙂

  4. You know, these are the days your two littles will remember when they’re older. Such perfect childhood memories being created.

    Haha, I know that koala in pool feeling!! 🙂

    What a gorgeous week of family fun you’ve had.

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky xxx

    1. Thanks Jenna – I quite enjoyed having my little koala in the pool, was nice to be cuddled! 🙂

  5. Sounds like a fab week lovely. Good on your mum for getting stuck in with the kids at soft play 🙂 must be so hard with M being away a lot, glad you’ve got your family around for support xxx

  6. It is these simple childhood fun days that are often the most precious and memorable. Fantastic that confidence is building in the water. Sounds like a lovely week.x

  7. This is lovely, family is so important to focus on and good times are to be had 🙂
    I’d love for you to link this happy post up to my Gratitude and Goals linky 🙂

    1. Thank you – will have to try and join in with your linky if I get a chance, thank you for letting me know about it 🙂

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