On the whole this week hasn’t been too bad, it’s definitely been a lot more calmer than of late with just the odd little hiccup along the way. Looking back at my photographs for this week I actually found it really difficult to choose only 7 as I took LOTS of photographs this week and managed to fit in a lot of activities in just 7 days.
Last Sunday we popped over to B&Q to check out the Valspar range of paints. We are excitedly awaiting the delivery of our new suite in February so in preparation we are going to decorate the lounge. Since revamping in the kitchen/dining room we have loved how modern it now looks and want our lounge to look more modern too. We have decided to stick with a similar colour for the lounge walls as we still like it and so Valspar was the obvious choice as you can select from thousands of colours or use their colour matching service.
On Monday after dropping Little Bean and Beanie Boy at school, Jelly Bean and I went over to Springfields in Spalding. We had arrived early and the sun was shining brightly so we walked around the gardens before popping to a couple of the shops. We had a lovely morning together. In the afternoon, after we had collected the Beans from school we had a lovely couple of hours where Little Bean finished her homework, Beanie Boy completed school work on the computer and Jelly Bean did some drawing and then we sat down together to watch a film on DisneyLife.
On Tuesday a very excited Little Bean came out of school with an award, ‘Musician of the Week’. She plays Ukelele and was so excited to be credited with an award and naturally so were we. I love it when the Beans’ efforts are recognised, they really do try hard and they are both loving being at school.
Wednesday morning Jelly Bean and I had a few errands to run. Whilst in one shop, we got chatting to an elderly gentleman who urged me to make the most of my children whilst they were young. He told me that his daughter died when she was 27 years old and that his wife had died in his arms 2 days ago. My heart felt suddenly heavy and the only thing I knew to put a supportive arm around his shoulder and say how sorry I was. He cried. After he left, I felt sad too and then turned to look at my little man who was standing holding a packet of cake mix asking if we could make some cakes. So we did! We went home and had lots of fun together but throughout the day I kept thinking back to the man returning home to an empty house and I felt sad again.
Little Bean has been struggling to get to sleep recently, she doesn’t know why but she is very tired in the morning and this doesn’t help her moods. Before Christmas Little Bean and I had enjoyed doing Yoga together and whilst we were out shopping a couple of weeks ago Little Bean spotted a Yoga DVD so we bought it but hadn’t got around to doing any yet. Thursday after school seemed like the perfect opportunity to start and we really enjoyed it, even Jelly Bean tried to join in.
On Friday morning Jelly Bean and I stayed at home, he played happily with his cars and trains whilst I worked my way around the house tidying up and cleaning until I ached beyond words. After school we went to soft play whilst we waited to collect Nanna from work so that we could return to her house for tea. The Beans played nicely with the other children whilst I enjoyed a relaxing coffee and then Little Bean and Jelly Bean did some colouring in. Jelly Bean was over the moon when the lady pinned their pictures onto the wall. Later we collected Nanna from work and enjoyed a lovely tea with her before returning home to put the Beans to bed.
Saturday has been all about birthday preparations as Jelly Bean turns three on Sunday. He had asked me for a Thomas the Tank birthday cake and it was quite the challenge but I’m glad to say that I rose to the challenge and the cake is the best I have made so far. I shall be sure to show you pictures soon.