Project 365- 10-16 February
It was Half-Term in our neck of the woods this week. It kind of snuck up on me so I didn’t really have much planned. One of Ella’s best friends was still in school so no play dates could be arranged there. It was we three mostly this week which was pretty lovely really. I got nothing accomplished but hey ho, there’s always next week right?
Sunday 10 February: We spent most of Sunday doing jobs around the house as is evident by the picture of Sam in the washing machine. Ella and I did a few craft projects and made some pipe cleaner hearts in honour of Matilda Mae
Monday 11 February: Our first official day of Half Term kicked off with pancakes and a lazy morning. We then visited a local garden centre with a small soft play place and Ella introduced Sam to fun and games. It was rather adorable how protective she was of him. I’ve done something right I think.
Tuesday 12 February: Shrove Tuesday in the UK means Pancake Day. Since we have Pancake Day in our house at least once a week, it’s not overly significant to us. But to kick it up a notch we had chocolate pancakes with Nutella topping. Mmmmm. You’re welcome at our house any time! Today Ella also suddenly decided that having a sleepover at Nanny & Grandad’s was finally a good idea. She packed her bags and practically dragged me to the car. Bless her, she had a wonderful time but I missed her. I may have cried when we left her in fact.
Wednesday 13 February: We had another first on Wednesday. I got my act together and took Sam to his first toddler group in Stamford. He amazed me by setting straight off when we arrived. I was amazed with how independent he was. This bodes well! After collecting Ella we set to making some lovely Valentines brownies. Ella loves to bake and do projects so this suited her just fine. And the brownies turned out pretty brilliant.
Thursday 14 February: Valentines Day! Or just Thursday! As Hubby is not a believer in Valentines Day, I set my expectations very low and was not disappointed. Ella and I made Valentines and took Sam out to Kiddicare for lunch and a play. I had set Felicity the Slow Cooker to making “I Love You” chicken which ended up being fantastic. Mark surprised both Ella and me with gorgeous tulips for both of us and a card for me. Will wonders never cease?!
Friday 15 February: We were lucky to have Mark with us today as he took the day off to accompany me to my 2nd opinion appointment with the plastic surgeon. We dropped this kids at my in-laws and prepared for battle. Thankfully I didn’t have to do much more than state my case and show him the state of my abdominal area and he agreed fully that there is a medical necessity for an abdominoplasty to resolve my divarication and hernia. Praise the Lord. We now play a waiting game, however, to see if funding will be allocated for my case. I’m guessing we won’t hear much before May or June. Still it’s the first time that I have felt supported in my battle to deal with my abdominal mess. Fingers crossed now.
Saturday 16 February: We started Saturday with a bang as Sam managed to flip himself out of his cot just as I was heading to get him. Thankfully he landed flat on his back and which resulted in scaring the bejesus out of us as well as himself but left him injury-free. We then headed out for a spot of shopping and some fresh air. Spring really is just around the corner you know? Even the daffodils think so! Life goes back to normal next week. Ella will be back to school and gymnastics while Sam will tag along with me as I get ready to leave on my cruise next Sunday 24 February. I have mentioned my Royal Caribbean cruise right? Oh, you’ll be hearing a LOT about it the next few weeks! #royalmums