Welcome back to my week in review and to be honest I was going to skip writing a post all together as the week consisted of the whole household at some point being unwell. Illness doesn’t make for a very interesting blog post but in spite of it all there were some good points along the way.
Like this photo, how cute does our JJ look? ok I am biased but he was messing around with the curtain and I managed to snap a photo with our proper camera. I am trying to be intentional at having our camera rather than my phone to hand to get some good photos of the boys.
We took to the boys to our local library on the weekend, they had a great time as the children’s area had really expanded not only with new books but toys and a craft area. Nathanael has really enjoyed the Harry and the Dinosaurs series and was determined to find a new one on our trip. Thank goodness we were successful or the whole library would of heard about it.
How was your start to the New Year? With parents to littles we didn’t have a wild New Years Eve, rather than staying up late we got up early on New Years Day to explore somewhere new with our boys. I am praying for a year full of adventures with the family and we started off well!
We took the boys to Hardwick Hall and loved it, with Judah loving to be independent but a little unsteady outside I purchased him a splash suit. He was a little concerned at obstructions in his way like large stones or steps. I snapped this photo of him looking through a garden gate. Nathanael was encouraging his brother to come after him, realising he was a little scared he went and grabbed his hand to help him walk through with no prompting from his parents. Well you can imagine my reaction to Nathanael’s brotherly love I was praising him all day long.
It is these moments that make motherhood for me.
Luke returned to work on Wednesday we had such a lovely Christmas break as a family so didn’t want the shock of reality. With the boys use to having their Dad around all day and lets face it me enjoying extra help too I knew I had to come up with something exciting, especially as Storm Eleanor was making its way through the country. Outdoors is always my go to with the boys but that avenue was closed off, so we made a fort, ate a few too many snacks and watched movies from our camp. It was wonderful, a real win was that boys needed to cuddle mummy and I happily obliged!
Welcome back to my week in review! I hope you have all had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with family and friends. We have had such a lovely time together as a family, I am feeling so peaceful as I enter into the new year, which was such a change from Christmas 2016 & 2015.
With plenty of visits with family on the run up to Christmas Day and then on Boxing Day I love having the day to celebrate just with our family. The boys decided to sleep in which was a lovely Christmas Day gift to us, and then we spent the entire day in PJ’s opening presents and eating lots of food!. It was perfect! The boys played with their new toys all day long, and we even managed to play a few games too.
With our new National Trust membership in hand we went off to visit our first property and grounds at Belton Hall. It was the perfect way to walk off all that Christmas food, the house although not open during the winter months was gorgeous to look out and we had an amazing time walking through the grounds and spotting the deer. Our boys were thrilled to discover not only an indoor playground but an outdoor one too with miniature railway running through it. We are already planning a return trip for Spring or Summer so I can take a tour around the house.
We have also spent time with friends this week by taking our boys to a local trampoline park. It was such a good way for the kids to run off some steam and I naturally spent most of the time (ok, all of it) drinking tea and chatting. It can be difficult with work schedules and commitments to spend time outside of church with one another but its great when we have opportunity to.