Hello lovelies, I haven’t been around too much lately have I?
I just haven’t had quite as much time on my hands recently and as usual my poor blog is the first thing to slide (*ahem* if you don’t count certain aspects of housework!). So I just thought I would stop by to share a little of what we have been doing this last week.
::: The weather has been decidedly more autumnal the last few weeks, but on Wednesday we woke up to gorgeous clear blue skies and sunshine. It was decided this shouldn’t be wasted so we headed into town and treated Emma to an ice cream and a trip on the miniature railway along the seafront. Most lovely.
::: The same outing also involved Emma’s first go at miniature golf. We chose the pirate themed course and lots of laughs were had. Emma was much better behaved than I had dared to hope and only ran into another couples game once, and they were very nice about it! She also decided early on that it is clearly much easier to throw/roll/place the ball in the hole over hitting it… I was inclined to agree….!
::: On Thursday we took a trip to a lovely little village park with friends. It is always a highlight of my day to see Emma having so much fun with other children. It also usually means I can have some grown up conversation!!
::: We have of course had plenty of time spent at home doing all sorts of things. The most frequently requested being play-doh and painting. The above is Emma very happily painting shells she has collected, in her pyjamas… because that is how we flow. We also had a very lovely play-doh play date at our house this week but I somehow managed not to take a single photo.
::: Potentially my favourite thing in the last week though is how much Emma’s imagination, specifically for role play, has developed. She loves pirates and has had that hat for a while but this week she really became that little pirate and needed an eyepatch to go with it (which I very quickly crocheted for her as she played!) She also adorned an empty cardboard box and declared herself a robot, doing a very good impression of one that I do not know the origins of. I did offer to cut some holes so she could see, thinking we could decorate it it to be more robot-like, this was met with an absolute refusal however! Playing doctor has also been a favourite this week, it turns out the tape measure I use for sewing makes an excellent stethoscope. 🙂
This is a very child-centered post isn’t it! But then most of my days are… and I wouldn’t change it for a minute. In fact we intend to live pretty child-centered lives over the next few years. But that is not to say I don’t have any time to myself at all and there has of course been plenty of crochet in between all of these moments. I will get around to sharing some of it with you soon!
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Ours has started very well and as it is my birthday tomorrow I am hopeful that it will only get better! 😉
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!