This week I have been
Is that Friday I see?
I love these types of weeks – where they whizz by in a blur. I think I work best when life is busy. And then where the weekends are filled with sunshine, early starts at the office, new ideas, busy days and nights. They sure do mean that when the weekend arrives they can be filled with precious family time catching up on moments missed when I leave the house before the boys wake.
This week a few things have fallen into place. Granddad is finally home and recovering well. It’s lovely when things fall into place. Last week was a little stressful so it’s been a welcome relief to see things going in our favour.
And so, this week I have been:
Catching up with friends
George was desperate to meet up with his School buddy. When I thought about it I can see why, he see’s his friend each day at School for weeks and then just like that it’s been 4 weeks. So off we went to Trentham Gardens, it was lovely to watch them playing together, holding hands, laughing and generally showing us how much they have missed each other. Such a gorgeous little friendship. Long may this continue.
Riding bikes and getting lost in the moment
On Sunday afternoon we decided to take our first family bike ride. I mean we’ve taken one before but George was in a trailer so it’s not quite the same. Oh it was glorious. The sun was shining and George was so excited. A neighbour told us of a local trail and off we went. He finally has the confidence to ride without us running along side him and so it was an afternoon of making memories together. We spent almost 3 hours on the trail – such a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. I’m hoping we get a few dry weekends after our holiday so we can enjoy doing just the same again before they are put away for the Winter (did I really just say Winter?).
Waiting for the bell to ring
This week I feel like George has been waiting for the bell to ring on the summer holidays. On the moment we say goodbye to the summer holidays and enjoy the last ten days together in Spain. What with going back and forth to the hospital, summer clubs and a few stresses with our furry baby – there have been some long days for us all. This will be the 4th year we have flown to Spain at the end of holidays, I think it’s just the best way to ensure George is rested and ready to kick in with the School year.
I mentioned above about our fur baby Alf. We sent him off on a sleepover with Barking Mad on Monday – they are a wonderful team who organise host families to look after your doggy when you go on holiday. It’s home from home which sounds so lovely. I won’t lie we all missed him so much, we were worried about him settling and couldn’t wait for the photos and updates to arrive from Anita.
I think Alfie has made a friend for life in his host Gerald. Nanny and Granddad would usually take Alfie in for us you see but as it isn’t possible this time we have turned to Barking Mad – I am so glad that we found them.
George has been watching something called the Inbestigators on Netflix. As a parent I cannot see the attraction but it would seem it’s a firm favourite with his friends so who am I to judge. And then there’s Blue Bloods for me. It’s an America Cop Drama, I am on my 9th series and it’s just about to get to a moment that has been building up for this whole series. I may have to watch the next episode from Spain!
Maxi dresses for the win. Last weekend was utterly gorgeous. Weekends really are the best when the sun shines aren’t they? And then there was my bike helmet, George said I looked cute whereas we all know the reality is that it made my head look HUGE. Oh my goodness, how do my boys looks so cute in theirs and me not so much. Nevermind, the rest of my outfit looked good – even if I do say so for myself! A camisole I dug out of my wardrobe and now it’s packed ready for Spain. I do love finding forgotten pieces.
Have a lovely long weekend and see you sometime after our Spanish adventures x x