Out and about
We have done pretty well with getting out and about despite the weather being miserable towards the beginning of the week. We had a really good time at Jolly Babies on Tuesday and after a whole term together last year the mums have finally swapped numbers! So we’ll be having some new play dates to look forward to.
Last weekend I emailed the local church playgroup for some info, and following a friendly response I made my mind up to go along. I was feeling a little apprehensive so mentioned I would be trying it to one of the other mums at Jolly Babies; we agreed to go together, and I’m glad we did. We went along on Thursday – it was very busy, probably around 30 families, and children of all ages between 0-5 years, so it was pretty chaotic! Rosalie seemed to enjoy herself, she loved the rocking animals, and enjoyed watching the other children. We will definitely be going back next week! I’m glad I didn’t let my worries hold me back.
On Friday nothing was going to stop us from getting out for a walk in the lovely frost. We walked over to the canal and along the towpath to the first lock. We met a couple of friendly dog walkers (is it just me, or are the only people out walking during the week dog walkers? I’ve never seen another mum ‘off-road’), but apart from that it was a very tranquil stroll. I adore how the frost makes everything look so pretty. Rosalie fell asleep in the carrier which is just the best feeling, she looks so peaceful, and I love that she is within kissing distance!
Fun at home
We have had some fun with water (outside the bath tub) this week. We tried to make monkey float in a littler Tupperware boat, and Rosalie finds it funny to try and grab water between her fingers.
Apart from that we’ve just been playing with her regular toys – her favourites at the moment are her stacking rings and her drum. She’s also just learnt to climb onto the armchair in her room and looks so pleased with herself sat up like a big girl. Not so pleased when she dives off…
Time for me
I’ve been beavering away on my freelance work, but I suppose that’s not really ‘me time’, but it is time when I get to be Jess. Following on from my triumph of finally watching the Call the Midwife Christmas special last week, this week I watched the first episode in the new series, accompanied with tea and cake; can’t ask for more than that.
My happiest moment
Now this is tricky; a personal triumph this week would definitely be braving, surviving and enjoying playgroup. But my truly happiest moment was on our walk – I just love quiet time with Rosalie, no distractions, in the fresh air. In those moments I feel like the world we’ve brought her into isn’t so bad after all.
Next week I would like to try…
To meet up with some new mummy friends.
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