On the weekend we headed down to see my brother. We arrived late Friday night, and only had 1.5 days together, but we decided to make the most of them. On our first day together, Saturday, we decided to head down to Clacton Pier together and we let Daisy go on her first EVER ride by herself – scary! This weeks Living Arrows post is live, Living Arrows 28/53.
Daisy went on a little swing ride. It was really fast, and she absolutely loved it. Watching her climb in, and get strapped in, I just couldn’t believe how grown up she suddenly looked. Then the ride started up and she had so much fun. I felt so privileged that we’ve already had almost 2.5 years together, and she’s so confident and social. Watching her whizz around, laughing, singing and having an amazing time trying to catch her cousin Eddie’s attention was absolutely adorable.
Soft play. Groan. That’s usually how it goes – right?! Well, not this time! Last week, on Tuesday, we took Daisy off to soft play – and it was the ultimate dream. It was quiet. It was clean. There was no loose food on the floor. There were only 2 other children playing in there too and they weren’t interested in the areas that Daisy was old enough to play in. Win, win! We had a great time and as always I want to share a post with you! This weeks Living Arrows post is live, Living Arrows 26/53 – WHERE IS THE YEAR GOING?!
I’m sure other parents would agree with me that your children just seem to grow up SO fast. Daisy is already 2, and a few months and I feel like she is changing every single day. Every week, on a Sunday, I have a clean and de-clutter of her toys, and I’m always surprised by the sheer amount of toys she no longer seems interested in. We’ve been quite strict with donating toys once she outgrows them but there are some items that I just can’t seem to bring myself to get rid of, as I hope that she will grow back into using them.
We’ve got a toy hammock in our bedroom, where we store all of the lovely soft toys that Daisy receives as gift or chooses when we let her buy a gift for herself on a day trip or holiday. There are maybe 70-80 soft toys now and last week, each morning, when Daisy woke up I asked her if she wanted to choose a soft toy to play with. I was pleasantly surprised to see her choosing Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka and Tickle Me Elmo. It was a nice start to our morning, lifting Daisy up and allowing her to feel involved with choosing a toy to play with for the morning.
Happy Monday! I love a fresh week. It is a great opportunity to start the week off on a good footing and be productive. I always start my week with a big to-do list, and lots of plans for the week ahead to give us things to look forward to until Thomas’ next days off. This week is going to be a busy one, as we’re preparing for another holiday. This weeks Living Arrows post, Living Arrows 22/53, is now live – hope you enjoy it!
Yesterday we spent the day at Grandma’s house. We visited my in-laws in the morning, Daisy’s Nanny & Grandad and two of her Aunties, plus Daisy got to play with a couple of her cousins. It was an absolutely lovely day and Daisy was thrilled to have a new toy to enjoy in the paddling pool.
Last week just flew by! I had made a plan to see my brother on Friday, then when Friday came I had got busy with other things, life, chores, boring things. So we made a plan to meet up on Saturday lunchtime, which made a nice change. Daisy and I went on the train, leaving Thomas at home so he could sleep before his night shifts, and Daisy and I had a lovely time. This weeks Living Arrows post, Living Arrows 21/53, is now live – hope you enjoy it!
Daisy loves to see her Uncles and was excited to see Uncle Richard. We went for a lunch, in a pub by the river, and then we went to the park too. There were lots of park toys; swing, roundabout etc, but there was also a HUGE sandpit with lots of different toys. Daisy had great fun playing in this and it was really nice to be somewhere different for a change as we had travelled 20 minutes by train to meet up with my brother.