But enough wishful thinking, here's what we've been up to!
We've all been hard at word reading this week... this girly was discovered on the window sill last week reading one of her "Brambley Hedge" books (don't worry... the window was locked!)... those books still melt my heart. We also had major breakthrough this week as she's suddenly, out of the blue, seemed to gain the ability to read! Only CVC words (for you teachers out there) but I was blown away. Apparently they've started sounding out words in Nursery, and suddenly its all just clicked. Such a special moment!
I have been powering my way through my "H" author for #authorsatoz ready for the linky tomorrow... "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand has been fabulous... gripping, exciting... and best of all - a true story! Join in if you fancy a bit of a reading challenge this year!
|Photo courtesy of BBC1|
"Just pray I don't lose the love of my life..." That told Elizabeth!
I can't believe we have to wait and wait and wait now for the next series!
But that's not all the drama we've been getting around here... We also keep getting these little "shows" at the moment. Performances by Ava and Heidi... normally involving singing, storytelling and general silliness. They love it... and I'm not going to lie, I quite enjoy it too!
Our girls chattering in bed. These light nights are NOT helping them off to sleep at night. We really need to get that black-out blind reinstalled... anyone else have this problem with room-sharing siblings in the summertime?!
A project afternoon for Ava. She's been asking loads of questions about her great-grandparents recently, and mixed with the build-up to the VE-day celebrations next Friday, I thought it would be fun to spend the day looking back. Old photos, memorabilia, a 1940s snack, my grandmother's memory book and a few other bits and bobs. She was fascinated! It was really fun to share a bit of family history with her, and see her drinking it all in. Even Heidi joined the fun when she came down from her nap! I'll do a proper post on this next week, so watch this space!
I'm delving through my drawers to try and stop wearing the same maternity outfits on repeat for the last 5 weeks... my daughters, meanwhile, are discovering the joy of coming up with their own style...
... its proving at times to be interesting!
To make this week ultra interesting, I got called up for Jury Service on Monday, with the plan to begin 18 days after little one's arrival. I think not. So I now have to plough through a tonne of paperwork - something I could've really done without at 35 weeks pregnant. But hey, ho - it keeps things interesting, doesn't it?
I've also started packing my hospital bag... gathering together these teeny tiny outfits in yellow, green and grey... more on that on the blog next week!
So there you have it - our little week. Not without its eventfulness... but plenty of those lovely ordinary moments that make up my day to day!
How's your week been?