We've all been a little under the weather this weekend... Nothing too major; just coughs and colds, sniffles and headaches and the poor boy has had sticky eyes, so I've gone through about three kettle fulls of cooled boiled water and have pretty much exhausted my supply of cotton wool pads and will be stocking up again today. Conjunctivitis is never a fun one, bless him... But he's so patient and easy going, you really wouldn't know, except that his little eyes are a little red and gloopy!
So here's a little insight into an average Saturday in February round our house!
07:40 - Happy Chappy! Regardless of the fact his eyes were pretty gunky when he woke up, he never ceases to provide a grin! This kid is basically always happy... And when he's not, you know somethings seriously up. Our little ray of sunshine!
08:10 - Breakfast Shennanigans...always eventful! Whether it's an upturned bowl of cereal, little girls with the giggles or Jonas showing off his dance moves, breakfast is never boring! Excuse the laundry in the background... This is real life right here... None of this staged malarkey!
08:36 - Lego Love... Is there anything better for little people than Lego? Seriously, I still maintain you can have no toys in your whole house excepting a box of Lego, and you'll have happy children for hours! The girls got this general box from my brother and sister for Christmas... It's been one of the best gifts ever... No instructions, no kit... Just a whole tonne of bricks and a bit of imagination!
12:27 - Cookie Monster - lunch at my parents is always a hit... Especially if Nanny's freshly baked oat and raisin cookies are on the menu!
14:33 - Bake Day - the boy is napping and the girls are having their "quiet time" which, let's be honest, is not always exactly "quiet" when they're having it together! Time for me to rustle up some chocolate brownies ready for Sunday pudding! (Can't ever go wrong with brownies and ice cream, can you?!)
15:00 - Weekly Planning - the childrens quiet time is coming to an end, but not before I've had a bit of time to look over the diary for the week and figure out the logistics. Who needs to be where at what time, meal planning and generally just getting my head around how everything will pan out. It's also a chance to brain dump everything I'm holding in my head on my master to-do list... Then I can figure out how to work through it throughout the week. People often ask how I cope with 3 under 5 and I think this is a bit of the answer... Trying to keep on top of organisation, teamed up with a lot of relying on God!
17:12 - Our Little Man - sitting and pretty stable now, but I'm not ready to withdraw those cushions just yet! He needs them in case one of his sisters decide to bundle him! Oh, for a peaceful life!
17:42 - Two Beauties afraid of the Beast... These girls love their Disney movies... Ava got Beauty and the Beast for Christmas, and while they love it, sometimes it gets a little bit scary. I love that I caught this moment of Heidi throwing herself across her big sister... Two peas in a pod, these two.