Monthly Archives: January 2013

My Week That Was (W/E 26th January 2013)


On Sunday, we stayed at home all day due to the snow so I baked some gingerbread stars. Thomas loved them.
On Monday, we stayed in again but when Thomas was asleep, I dug my car out from under all the snow. Then I took this photo of berries underneath the snow at the bottom of my drive.
On Tuesday, I had a really busy day at work and nearly forgot to take a photo. This is a picture of one of Thomas' bath toys taken just before I went to bed!
On Wednesday, Thomas came home from nursery in a very happy mood. Daddy and Thomas found an old wrapping paper tube and started using it as an instrument. Thomas had so much fun walking round the living room with it. It kept him amused for quite a while.
On Thursday I decided to try something different in the kitchen and made Nigel Slater's honey and mustard sausages with carrot mash. It was delicious. I will definitely be making it again.
On Friday, Thomas and I had a relaxing morning before we headed to our NCT coffee group. Thomas even had time for a cuppa too! (It's an empty cup)
Today, we went on the bus to visit my uncle who runs a pub nearby. While we were waiting for the bus, my dad made a mini snowman for Thomas. We left him sat on the bus seat to greet people as they arrived at the bus stop



Silent Sunday 20th January 2013



My Week That Was (W/E 19th January 2013)

On Sunday, we went and visited my Grandparents and Thomas played with their dog, Tyler. We then came home and had a roast chicken dinner.

On Monday, after baby signing we went to Worcester to see my work colleagues and went and saw a friend with a baby 3 months younger than Thomas. On the way over the footbridge in the centre of Worcester, we saw geese and a train go past.

On Tuesday, Thomas came home from nursery and we read some books together as a family and Thomas and daddy played together.

On Wednesday, Thomas was very tired after nursery so we had cuddles on the sofa.
On Thursday, Thomas came home from nursery, got my iPhone and started taking to Siri. We are not sure what he was asking for but Siri could not find it
On Friday, we had a snow day and we took Thomas out in it for the first time. He loved it, especially walking in and touching the snow!!!

On Saturday, we had bath time fun and enjoyed being inside as a family.




Country Kids (W/E 19th January 2013) – Snow Business!

Yesterday as I am sure most of you are aware, parts of the country were gridlocked by the white stuff and the words 'snow day' were shouted from the roof tops. As it was Thomas' first proper chance to see snow, we were eager to get outside and show him how much fun snow is. After a quick walk to our local supermarket to buy Thomas some boots and a sledge, we were off for some fun!

Thomas and I were joined by Daddy (Stuart) and my dad (Grandad Mick) for a trip to our local park. Thomas was a bit unsure at first until he saw the other children in the park enjoying the snow. I put him on the sledge with me and down the hill we went. Thomas loved it. After sledging, we took a walk through the snow and had a mini snowball fight which made Thomas laugh!!! It was a great first snow day for a nearly 15 month old! :-)



Silent Sunday – 13th January 2013





My Week That Was (W/E 12th January 2013)


On Sunday, we had a well deserved pyjamas day and relaxed around house. I took this photo of Thomas and I using the iPad and am quite pleased with the result.


On Monday, Thomas and I went to baby signing and then went for a walk with the trike to the park and Tesco. I forgot Thomas' gloves and gave him my own. He didn't seem to mind though and enjoyed having long fingers!!!


On Tuesday, it was work/nursery day and when we got home after visiting the in laws I had no energy so broke my meal plan and had a Chinese takeaway instead. The picture is of a Chinese lantern.

On Wednesday, I was able to get out of work and go for a walk into Worcester. The picture above is of the flooded racecourse.

On Thursday, I went to work in the morning, saw my friend's 3 week old twins and then went for a meal and night at the cinema with Stuart. In between, we played with Thomas after nursery and let him have a go with the iPads. He is getting very good at working his apps now.

On Friday, we went to our local NCT coffee morning then Thomas had a sleep. Once he woke up, we spent the rest of the day playing and watching Thomas' walking get even better. I will be chasing after him soon!!

Today, we did some colouring with crayons this morning and then we went and saw Grandad Mick (my dad) this afternoon. We were very impressed when we were drawing as Thomas already knows the word 'colour'. I think he is picking up things very quickly at nursery :-)


Silent Sunday 6th January 2013




My Week That Was (W/E 5th January 2013)

Actually this is 'My First 5 Days of 2013 That Was' due to how the dates have fell. I shall do a normal week next week starting on Sunday and finishing on Saturday.

This is my new weekly feature inspired by Mummy, Daddy and Me Makes Three who did a linky last year asking bloggers to tell them their week. I never had the chance to take part so this year, I am combining my Project 365 photos into weekly posts with a little bit of explanation as to what we did that day. I hope you like it :-)

On Tuesday, we did not do much except go shopping to get Thomas some slippers for nursery, as we were all recovering from the festive season.

On Wednesday, Thomas went to nursery and I had some time to myself. I treated myself to the best and the laziest chocolate brownie in the world!!

On Thursday, I had my first day back at work and Thomas went to nursery. When he came back, he was full of energy and had fun riding round on his ride on.

On Friday, before we went to our local NCT coffee morning, Thomas found his Little Singing Alfie bear out after months of not touching himand started playing with him again. Thomas has hardly been able to put him down since. He even gave him a cuddle!!

Today, we went squirrel spotting (see previous post) and Thomas decided to be Mr Independent when having his lunch. He sort of successfully managed to feed himself Little Dish Spaghetti and Meatballs. Thomas was very pleased with himself as you can see from the photos :-)

See you next week everyone!!


Country Kids (W/E 5th January 2013) – Squirrel Spotting!!

Today Thomas, my Dad and I went squirrel spotting in our local church yard. The weather was dry and relatively mild so we took Thomas out on his trike. It took a couple of minutes to find some squirrels. However once we did, this one was pretty obliging and even came up on said hello to Thomas. I am 100% sure Thomas completely understood what a squirrel was. He did enjoy seeing them though. Lets hope the mild weather continues so we can have fun outdoors next week!

I am submitting this post for the Country Kids linky on Coombe Mill blog

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