The Friday Focus 30/10/15

This week has been mostly focused on celebrating my baby girl’s second birthday. I still can’t quite believe that she is two already! We had such a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family popping in throughout the day and the birthday girl was quite spoilt with all the lovely presents she received. I loved watching how excited she was about opening them all, her exclamation of “oh wow!” each time she pulled off the wrapping paper to see what was inside, and the way she studied each card so intently before handing it to someone to read it for her. There were a couple of presents for Jessica too but she knew that this was Sophie’s birthday and I think she was almost as excited watching Sophie open the presents as her little sister was opening them!

This week's word of the week is "Birthday" - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

The weather was so lovely too and so we ended up spending the afternoon at the park with Nanny, Auntie Fizz and cousins Ebony and Erin. Sophie’s birthday card was read out on CBeebies – much to her and Jessica’s excitement – and we had two very tired little girls by the time everyone went home! It was such a lovely day – the only thing that was missing though was Daddy who was still working away in Paris although of course he did get to speak to the birthday girl and got sent quite a lot of photos throughout the day.

Sophie's 2nd birthday - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love


Things I have loved this week:

  • Having a tea party with Sophie and her toys while Jessica went to her preschool Halloween party.

A pretty new dress - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Having so much more space in the kitchen cupboards after some more ruthless decluttering.
  • Jessica asking if she could make some cakes for Sophie’s birthday and then decorating them by herself.

Baking cakes for Sophie's birthday - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • A day at Chiltern Open Air Museum enjoying the autumn sunshine.

Enjoying the autumn sunshine - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Watching the girls having fun with paint, slime and coloured spaghetti at a Halloween messy play session.

Halloween messy play - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Hubby coming back home again – he’s away again for one night at the beginning of next week but after that things are quieter, so we should be able to have more family time together again.
  • Sitting and enjoying snuggling with Sophie after she fell asleep in my arms for the first time in quite a while.

Sleepy snuggles - The Friday Focus 30/10/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

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30 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 30/10/15

  1. What a lovely week hon, I saw on fb that Sophie’s card was read out, how cute! Her party looked lovely too though shame Daddy had to miss it. Good for you with the new clothes and you look gorgeous! Xx

    1. Thank you so much Caroline – it has been a lovely week even though hubby was away for most of it. Nice to have him back again now! 🙂

  2. How every exciting that Sophie’s card was read out on Cbeebies; that’s super special!
    Hope she had a lovely birthday and hopefully when Daddy is back you can all celebrate together. I think sprucing up your wardrobe is a good way to symbolise the end of breastfeeding; it’s a big milestone I think – you look great xx
    Enjoy your weekend

    1. Thank you Tracey – she had a wonderful day and we’ve saved a couple of presents for her to open now that Daddy is back home again 🙂

  3. Ah, happy belated birthday to Sophie! Looks like she had a lovely time, and it looks like a good week all round. Your new outfit looks great – it is so nice to choose clothes not having to think about feeding, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. Thank you Jocelyn – she had a lovely birthday and I’m loving my new outfits too – so nice to have more freedom on the wardrobe front 🙂

  4. What a lovely week!
    Love your new clothes they look wonderful.
    And glad that Sophie enjoyed her birthday and that you can have some quality family time now your hubby is home.
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂 x

    1. Thanks Jayne – loving the new outfits too, so nice to have something different to wear! Hope you have a lovely weekend too 🙂

  5. Happy birthday Sophie! It looks like you’ve had a lovely week with lots of fun things to do. I love your new dress, you look beautiful x

  6. You always have so much fun and pack so much into your week. Your daughters are very lucky. Congratulations with the birthday girl and I hope your week wasn’t too stressful with hubby away. #HappyDays

  7. Ahhh what beautiful photos. 2 is a big birthday – they start to get so grown up after turning 2. You look lovely in your new dress. I love getting new clothes after ending breastfeeding, such a treat & a pick me up 🙂 #HappyDays x

    1. Thanks Becky – it definitely eased the sadness over the end of our breastfeeding journey.

  8. Lovely week and Soohie sounds so cute opening her presents 🙂 I bet it was great to get some new clothes after so long feeding! The pic of Jessica making the cakes is so cute! Xx #happydays

  9. What a lovely time you’ve all had recently. Your blog post shines with all the lovely things that have happened. A shame Daddy wasn’t there too but I’m sure he loed receiving all the updates and communicating with the Birthday girl. #WotW

    1. Thank you Helena – it was a shame Daddy missed out but it is lovely to have him back home again now 🙂

  10. What a great week you had. I can’t believe Sophie is only two, for some reason I thought she was older. It must be all those adventures you go on ;0). It looks like you all had an amazing day. Love your new clothes too x

  11. So much loveliness! What a happy and positive post. Really lovely pictures too; your dress looks so cheerful and nice. Wishing Sophie a belated happy birthday. #CommentLuv

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