Friday again? Wowzers! Today, as usual, I'm linked up with butwhymummywhy for a little look at the tiny joys in the past week. Why not pop over to Morgana's blog and have a read at some of the other posts linking up!
This week, the little things that we have:
World Book a Day this week - the occasion that strikes fear into every parent's heart, almost as much as the Nativity costume list. Thankfully only one third of the Little Woods had to dress up this year, but it did prompt a hunt for our favourite stories. The mini M's chose Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, You're not so scary Sid, and Hansel and Gretel (shocker there from Annie!)
Here they are in a delightfully posed-for photo, with Dolly, Dotty and Frankie. The little six-strong team of our bedtime reading sessions ...
Eva's ballet show - Eva started ballet when she was three. It was, I suppose, one of those things that you do with your first child, and then feel you need to keep up. And before you know it five years have passed and you don't even want to count up how much it has all cost. We never did the whole swimming lesson thing, but I imagine it is much the same. Nevertheless, Eva loves it. She is such an active little girl, and dancing has kinda become her thing. This little presentation was just so lovely to watch. There may have been a tear in my eye.
I have been eyeing up pastel coats for months now, and came across this pink one after reading a brilliant coat post by doesmybumlook40inthis. It was love at first sight. Slightly oversized, boucle and collarless, I am loving it paired with lighter Spring colours and my new lighter hair.
Coat - Matalan
I have also ordered a mint green one from Sheinside. I had a bit of a disaster with a previous order from this online store, so I'll keep you posted on how this one goes! It looks promising though, and so affordable!
Macarons - for Mr M's birthday (see this post). Laduree are in no danger just yet, that's for sure. But, despite appearances, they went down a storm. Proof that my family can be guilted into eating almost anything (containing sugar. The guilt never works with fish. Funny, that.)
Pancakes! (obvs) - using 'make' very loosely here. I bought them and put them in the microwave.
A trip to IKEA (shoehorning that in there, I know!) - My Facebook friends will already know the story of the IKEA trip - it seems we are not the first to emerge with everything but the thing we went in for. Suffice to say, our playroom is now super organised and our cuddly toy stash has been added to. This was, of course, not our intention but IKEA clearly had other plans (mwah hahaha).
Birds! - I fear there may be a bird nesting in our hall chimney. 'Dawn chorus' is less appropriate than 'screeching, torturous wail'. Noah came in early the other morning to tell us that something was 'crying in the hall' - alarm clock, we have no need for you here.
Mr M's birthday - trying to put a candle into already crumbly Macarons was a challenge too great for me, so we opted for Mr M's second favourite cake treat to accompany the obligatory singing and candle blowing. Happy, happy birthday my love ...
Milder days, some sunshine, and getting our Spring on in colourful clothes...
Whatever you are up to this weekend, have a lovely time! And I'll see you Monday for the usual LATLW weekly mash-up!
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Thanks so much y'all!
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