This last fortnight seems to have disappeared on me. I feel that ever since christmas someone has set my clock on fast forward and I could stand it to slow down just a little! I think being pregnant is not helping this, everything is counted by week so I am more aware than ever of the passing days. I am pretty sure I just turned 23 weeks and then I blinked and was 26+… doesn’t the third trimester ‘officially’ start at 27 weeks?? That is Monday. Gulp.
I can scarcely figure out what I have been so busy doing the last two weeks that I couldn’t stop by here, I think it is largely down to the evening being my blogging time by which point I haven’t the energy. But our days have been pretty full too, happily they are mostly full of all the good stuff!
Although Emma and I have both been battling off our second cold since christmas, (which somehow Vince has avoided again and I wish he would share his secret!) we have still had plenty of fun with friends, time out in the fresh air and lots of creativity at home.
So my personal highlights of just recently are the things you see pictured here. A lovely but unbelievably muddy walk in a local area that is brand new to us in search of some horses. We made it through the woods to a field where Emma discovered tracks and droppings but it was really far too cold for them to be out. Also when I say muddy… I mean it was plastered up my trousers to my knees by the time we got back to the car… and I had decided not to wear my wellies??!! I didn’t take any pictures of the main stretch of crazy mud as both hands were occupied with clinging on to trees to stay upright and as clean as possible…. very good fun though!
Emma has spent large amounts of time recently dedicated to arts and crafts – drawing, colouring, cutting, sticking, glittering, and painting. We have done some more directed pieces of work like tactile numbers to use later, but mostly she has had free reign just to have fun 🙂 I haven’t put a picture up but she made my most favourite picture to date this week of a face/torso using feathers/foam shapes/pompoms/glitter you name it. It is not immediately obvious what you are looking at but her explanation makes my day and you suddenly see it just as she does. <3
I have also been having some creative fun of my own designing and crocheting a valentines inspired something for the mantel, you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram (@ourlovelylittlelife). I’ll share it here as soon as I’ve finished! I never did settle on an interim mantelpiece so it has been looking sooo bare this month… but it has triggered lots of February themed ideas in my mind I am hoping to whip up some of in the next week or two. After that it will be time to get started on this baby boys first blanket before he arrives!!!
Well that is us caught up for now then, hopefully I will have some more crochet filled posts for you soon 🙂