The Friday Focus 27/03/15

The coughs and colds might continue to linger, but with my big girl performing in her first ever preschool concert this week and both my girlies receiving signing certificates at their Tiny Talk class, my overall word for this week has to be proud.

The Friday Focus 27/03/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

I am so proud of Jessica for having settled in to preschool so well and being able to watch her taking part in the Easter concert and enjoying being with the other children on her last day of the spring term was such a joy. The next day saw another proud mummy moment when Jessica received her certificate from our toddler signing class for being able to do more than 75 signs and Sophie got hers for being able to do more than 25. It was also a lovely surprise to receive a bunch of flowers from the Tiny Talk teacher as a thank you for helping make tea and coffee at the end of the class each week. Just a couple of the little moments that have made me a happy mummy this week.

 The preschool Easter concert - Little Hearts, Big LoveThe Friday Focus 27/03/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Out and About:
We went to the Little Hearts Matter open day in Birmingham on Saturday and got to meet some other heart families which is always lovely. Jessica and Sophie enjoyed playing with the other children in the crèche while we attended the talks which were very interesting and informative and have given me quite a lot to think about with regards to Jessica’s next surgery and how to support her when she starts infant school. We also got to have a fun family photo taken.

The Friday Focus 27/03/15 - Little Hearts, Big LoveThe Friday Focus 27/03/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

The following day saw us heading down to the New Forest for our friends’ twins’ naming day. It was lovely to see our friends and meet their twin boys for the first time and Jessica and Sophie both enjoyed the craft table and helping make something for their memory boxes.

The Friday Focus 27/03/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Fun at home:
Most of our time at home this week has involved lots of snuggles on the sofa whilst watching CBeebies together thanks to still being a little under the weather. We have also been reading lots of stories and it is lovely to see how much Sophie loves books – she is very much like Jessica was at her age and will turn the pages of the (usually upside-down) book whilst babbling away. Beautiful moments.


Time for me:
Not a lot of time for me this week as hubby has been away working again and the children have been a little more unsettled at bedtime.


On the blog:
I was very chuffed to see that I’ve moved up again in the Tots100 charts and am now at 194. A huge thank you to everyone who reads my blog for helping me get there.


My happiest moment:
Snuggling up in my bed with my girlies and reading stories together.


Next week I would like to:
Celebrate with some lovely friends at their wedding in Scotland and try and find some more of the golden postboxes on our journey up there.
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52 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 27/03/15

  1. Jessica looks so cute at her show. I bet you wanted to burst with pride. Looks like a lovely open day; always good to see other people with similar situations and learn lots!
    Congrats on moving up the Tots ranks too!! xxx #WOTW

  2. Ah, lovely proud mummy moments! And lots of lovely photos, too, looks a good week, despite still feeling a little poorly. Well done on your Tots ranking, too 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  3. Sounds like a lovely positive week! I used to take my oldest to Tinytalk classes, I thought they were great, well done on the certificates girlies!! What a fabulous family picture too! x

    1. Thank you – love that family pic and was very chuffed with this month’s Tots100 ranking 🙂

  4. Such a sweet photo of Jessica hon, I can see why you’re so proud! The open day looked great, and I love the picture at the end 🙂 Well done on climbing up the Tots charts, thoroughly deserved. Have a fab weekend xxx

  5. I love little moments like that, when they reach little milestones and make us proud. The photo of Sophie with her certificate is hilarious! Love that your favourite moment was snuggling with the girls xx

    1. Thanks Mel – that photo makes me chuckle, it was the only half-decent photo I manage to get of her with the certificate. Snuggly moments are always good 🙂

  6. Awww!!! Both of them got certificates, that’s fab! Proud moments indeed. The family picture is brilliant, what a great idea. Hopefully. you will all feel better next week in time for Easter and you will be able to get out and about! Have a lovely weekend x

    1. Thanks Lisa – starting to feel better now and have been enjoying some family time over the weekend which has been lovely 🙂

    1. Oh that’s a shame. Jessica uses it less now that she is chatty but I find it useful to communicate if we’re somewhere very noisy.

  7. Bless first concerts are so special and little hearts matter sounds fab its great to have a support network to answer any questions and well done on the tots score too, it gives you such a great feeling moving up doesn’t it xxx

  8. What a fab week! Well done to your girls for receiving their signing certificates..definitely a proud mummy moment! I love your family fun photo.
    Have a lovely week
    Becky xx

  9. Well done on the certificates and well done for climbing up the tots 100 ladder. Hopefully your all feeling better now.

  10. Oh bless, no wonder you’re such a proud mummy. Well done, girls. 😀

    I bet it was so lovely meeting your friends’ twins too.

    Love the family photo.

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xxx

  11. Wow, what a fantastic week Louise, it seems like it was bursting with proud mummy moments!
    Jessica and Sophie are very clever girlies for getting their signing certificates and how lovely for you to be given surprise flowers too =)
    Your fun family photo is great, I love the purple wig and super-size sunnies xx

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