Happy Christmas Everyone!!
September always seems to be the busy month for us and usually runs parallel to December where we have Zannas birthday, all the Christmas festivities, all the activities etc at School with Olivia then of course the big day itself.
I thought I would pop together some of the things that we have been up to lately in a bit of a round up so get ready for plenty of pictures!
March is always a pretty mad month for us in this household. We have 3 family birthdays, easter on the horizon and Mothers Day thrown in there for good measure. While the birthdays were not big important numbers Olivias birthday took president as this year she really knew what was going on, who she wanted at her party, what cake she wanted and where she wanted to have it. Ever since she began nursery school all events that place have so much more meaning and it’s really lovely to see her enjoying them all so much more.
A change of job or career can be daunting for anyone and can stir up a mixture of emotions be it excitement, nerves, a fear of the unknown, will be grass be greener? perhaps not but how will you know if you don’t give it a go right?!
Our Little Zanna is one woohoo!! I literally cannot believe it! I know people say all the time how quickly the year has gone but goodness we have just blinked our eyes and its her birthday, how did that even happen??! Our beautiful Winter solstice daughter 🙂
After the week from hell, well that’s a bit extreme but at times it felt that way with Zanna being so poorly, I collected Olivia from nursery on Monday and there was a brown letter in her drawer where they put her belongings, artwork etc. I thought this looked interesting and when I got home and opened it there was information on a health visitor check up but this takes place in the form of a questionnaire and an observation appointment within the nursery environment. Chris was infuriated as the questionnaire was entitled “48 month review”. One of his biggest pet peeves as a parent is saying your child’s age in months. He is absolutely hilarious with his rants about it. “Just say 4 years old!!” :):)
Chris mentioned at the start of the year that he may have one, two, three perhaps five stag parties to go on this year what a struggle for him I know. I thought he can’t have all the fun so im going to arrange a trip of my very own and the one thing I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years is to visit my Sister in Law Stephanie in London. I’ve mentioned before that she has lived in London for 3 years and we just don’t see as much of her as we would like so thank goodness for Facetime and the fact that Chris can parent the life out of our girls he really is so hands on I knew he would survive 3 days no problem …plus Granny lives around the corner 🙂
Today is officially Zannas seven week birthday and goodness has it been a wild ride juggling two children. A lot of other parents did tell me the leap from one to two is giant and they were definitely right. Having two children is like trying to get five organised at once, time consuming and constantly having to think ahead.
As most of you know who follow my blog or indeed link up with me on Facebook I had mentioned on several occasions that I was overdue..maybe on several hundred occasions perhaps. My original due date was 11th December 2016 and I expected my little one to make an appear by then as Olivia had arrived on time so I was convinced this baby would do the same but it seems miss Zanna had other ideas.
Its been baby fever around here lately so its crucial that we still as parents and a family remember there is still a little 2 year old girl with us who is about to celebrate a great Christmas with lots of festive parties to attend, a tree to decorate and Santa letters to write. We can so easily be consumed by the pending arrival that we forget it’s a magical time for Olivia too and its our job as parents to make that happen.