Oh this last week has been a rather lovely one. I am very much enjoying the sunshine and lighter evenings; it is as though a switch is flipped on inside me as soon as the sun comes out and I am just so much happier.
We had a really nice and pretty busy Easter weekend, well, except for Ava waking up after both of us having a terrible nights sleep, coming downstairs and throwing up all over two big blankets and herself and I was four washing loads behind all of a sudden. We thought “well that’s our Easter plans ruined” (we always make sure we stay positive) and took it in turns to prop up our poorly toddler. Luckily and fantastically she was all better a few hours later and plans were resumed. (It’s weird being sick for a few hours though don’t you think? The same thing happened to her when we were in Bluestone, but you would think that with either a bug or food poisoning that she would be ill for twenty-four hours at least.)
We had a lovely family walk in a new country park in our area, destroyed our first ice-creams of the year and enjoyed the odd bursts of sunshine. The only thing that ruined it was that Ava had spotted the ice-cream van at the beginning of our walk and even though we had already said we would have one at the end she grumbled all the way around and didn’t massively enjoy the walk (I could have sworn she is three, not fourteen).
On Easter Monday we had lunch at our local pub with the boys family and indulged in a bit more Prosecco, and then we walked it all off (or the carrots at least) with a long stroll by the river in the rather chilly sunshine.
The boy has now actually been away for a couple of days but Ava and I have spent lots of time with my mum and step-dad, including going with my mum to try my wedding dress on again (my mum seeing it for the first time!) along with some shoes and jewellery I have bought. It was lovely seeing it all put a bit more together and it was especially lovely seeing that I have actually lost some weight and all the exercise I have been doing is paying off. I knew I was starting to get more toned but I couldn’t really tell if I was any slimmer, but the sample dress was looser this time.
I have read a couple of magazines this week (the highbrow one’s like Heat and Closer) for the first time in ages. I love magazines but I usually buy them and end up not having chance to read them so I hardly ever get them anymore. I don’t know what changed (maybe I put my phone down for once) but these last few days I have enjoyed browsing them and getting updated on all the important celeb gossip.
I have got back into Hart of Dixie again and have been binge watching it and never going to bed. This is why I try to stop myself from going to Netflix in the evenings. Once I start I can’t stop. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it; it’s a bit silly, easy to watch and Rachel Bilson is in it, and I have loved her since The O.C days. I also love all the deep south American accents and I love the character Lemon.
I also really want to take Ava to the cinema for the first time and see Cinderella, but we haven’t had time yet.
Slightly less layers – yay! And also my thin-ish leather jacket instead of a big coat. I feel like a snake shedding my layers, as I shed my winter layers.
Ava has been wearing all the patterns, and furry ears….
I have heard myself yelling at Ava quite a bit over the last few days, which is not nice. I have been really tired, but she has been a little monster this week! She is particularly bad when her Granny is here because she thinks she can just do what she wants and not listen to me. But she just keeps completely ignoring me and making a mess on purpose; like throwing a pack of snap cards across the room because she knows I have told her not to. Little bugger.
…..a decision about whether I am going to wear a veil at my wedding or not!
I have read a few blog posts this week that were quite judgey about other bloggers and how they blog; suggesting mummy bloggers are all sweet and saccharine for example and only sharing the good bits of parenthood therefore duping their readers and other such nonsense and judgements, and it all made me quite cross, so……