It’s been a lovely lazy family here, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

We did have a few things to do, shopping for one thing, on Saturday morning (Boo always needs something) and we also needed supplies for the new kitten we will be getting in a couple of weeks when he is old enough to leave his mum, still trying to think of a name for him, his is a lovely ginger and white kitten. Excited!

We also went to the opening of the rebuild of the local park on Sunday afternoon for a little while, but other than that a long expanse of nothing-pressing-to-do filled our weekend.  We did a little cleaning (as little as we could get away with hehe) and a lot of T.V. watching.  The hubby and I are currently watching the Stargate SG1 boxset he got as a present for his last birthday, although Boo is becoming something of a fan too!


We also watched more than our fair share of Cbeebies this weekend.  I had no idea how awesome all the cartoons are nowadays.  I might get seriously addicted.

But TV aside, it was nice, really really nice to have a weekend where we could spend time as a family and not have to rush anywhere or do anything.  I know that Boo enjoyed being able to play with her toys all day and having daddy home made things so much more fun.

It does seem that life has become increasingly busy as I have become older, but it really makes me appreciate the odd days, and weekends that you do get to relax and just enjoy being in the company of the ones that you love.



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Despite the weather yesterday, Boo, her grandparents and I went for a lovely walk at Birches Valley on Cannock Chase, and we met the Gruffalo!!

It was absolutely amazing and even though it was raining on and off all afternoon Birches Valley was very busy with lots of different people, mountain bikers covered in mud and enjoying the trails, teenagers enjoying the Go Ape! climbing experience and younger children enjoying the Healthy Heart Walk and visiting the Fairy Village and of course the Gruffalo!

Me, Boo and The Gruffalo!
Me, Boo and The Gruffalo!

I am not quite sure what Boo made of the Gruffalo but she adored being outside and feeling the tree trunks and the ferns, and touching all of the wooden sculptures along the Healthy Heart Walk. It was also nice to see more sculptures being made, so next time we go there is going to be even more to see and do.

Healthy Heart Walk Sculpture
Healthy Heart Walk Sculpture

There was so much to see and do and the walks were really lovely; well made, wide paths with buggy access and decorative benches at regular intervals for people who need to rest on the way round.  It was obvious that all of the children were having a whale of a time. The Fairy Village seemed to be a firm favourite with the younger children. It was really well made, and lots of children had chosen to leave gifts for the fairies.

The Fairy Village
The Fairy Village

It is really nice that we have something so great so close to us, and I will definitely be taking Boo there again.  As she grows she will be able to be involved in more of the activities so she will probably like it even more!

For the first night ever! Well, since she was born 8 and a half months ago Boo slept through the night, she went to bed a 8pm and woke up at 5.30am. I was so shocked when I heard her, woke up this morning, I rolled over and looked at the clock and it was 5.30am, I honestly feel like a new person! Drunk on sleep!
Over the past few months I have been honestly shocked by how little sleep I can function on, I can’t remember a lot of the last few months because it’s a haze of fog (and daytimes naps for both of us).  
I am trying to not get too excited as I know in all probability we will be up tonight, hopefully not more than her usual 3 times. But I can dream… yes I can dream because I am finally getting some sleep!

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She sleeps so little the only photo I can find of her sleeping is from months ago!!!

Ah the amazing world of the internet, joined instagram today to see what it’s all about, I was slow with facebook and instagram, but I get there in the end. It’s just so nice Boo loves to have her picture taken!

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