Ever hopeful that perhaps I'll miss a week of #LittleLoves due to being in labour or something, I'm afraid to say no news yet. With due date this coming week, its hard not to wish this last week or two away... Which is why #LittleLoves is such a fabulous linky... Asking me focus on the fabulous little things that are happening, rather than the major things which aren't!
So here you have our little loves this week...
I am so loving returning to children's classics with Ava. I think I always wanted a daughter, just for the joy of sharing some of my childhood favourite books with her... And she is drinking in our latest loans from the library. We have had so much fun not only reading Milly-Molly-Mandy, but also bringing some of her experiences to life, as Ava wanted to make cut-out Sailor-men chains one day, just like Milly-Molly-Mandy does, and we have also enjoyed "lid potatoes" for dinner a couple of times... All thanks to our eldest daughter's newest heroine!
We finished Milly-Molly-Mandy last night (we've read three MMM books on the trot!) and are now about to launch into the "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder... Which are arguably my favourite children's books of all time. I love the simplicity of lifestyle, the thankfulness for the smallest of things and the appreciation of the ordinary...
Dave and I have been enjoying relaxing these Half Term evenings, and have been catching up on the ITV series "Indian Summers"... We're loving the intrigue and are now 5 episodes in, and I really can't see where it's going to go next! Absolutely loving it! (It's on ITV player if you want to check it out!)
This little lady and her renditions of every Disney song under the sun. She makes us giggle as every performance is so dramatic too. Facial expressions, gestures and body language... All come together to tell the story of a mermaid longing for her freedom (below was her rendition of "Part of that World")... Anyone else think we have an actress in the making?! (No idea where she gets the dramatics from *cough*)
I've been having so much fun with the girls hair styles and keep kicking myself that I don't get pictures of them when they're freshly done. They are typical 2 and 3 year olds, so the hair looks good for about an hour, but hey... It's good fun. Heidi has recently been sporting a lot of French plaits, and Ava's been donning a Dutch braid (unfortunately you are seeing the wrong side of her head here)... I'm making the most of doing pretty, time-consuming hairstyles on the girls now, because I know the minute this baby arrives, it'll be back to plain old pigtails!
My hair, on the other hand, remains decidedly boring... I have tried and tried but I cannot French plait my own hair... Any tips?!
Well, aside from making a variety of plaits this week, we had fun making daisy chains too... One of those therapeutic, little-girl activities that you never grow out of!
We have thoroughly enjoyed the garden this week. The gorgeous sunshine has meant the girls have been out making picnics from their Hütte, riding their trikes and bikes up and down the lawn, attempting to break and enter the shed, jumping in and out of the paddling pool, practicing their tennis skills and putting on shows for us. We, on the other hand, have been getting the garden into shape ready for the summer, and making it as low-maintenance as possible - let's be honest, it's probably going to be pretty neglected this year... But the pots are now done, the lawn is mowed, beds are weeded and its looking pretty good. We're just ready to sit out and enjoy it, and of course the weather is turning - typical!
So we've got lots of clearing up, tidying up and bits and bobs done this week and we're pretty ready now for our new arrival.
I'm hoping I'll not make it next week...
... Though I think that's possibly wishful thinking!