Things have been a bit tough here,Alan had a week off work with a cough/cold,he spent most of that time in bed so I was nursey :-) Emily was also unwell for a few days that overlapped so it was pretty full on.AL got back to work but Milly was still under the weather and wanting to stay at home so we haven't been up to much.
We had family over for a meal and I always ask Milly if she wants to set the table.She quite often says yes and on each and every occasion she does it in her own style:-)We have had flowers and individual chocs put into bun cases on each place setting,we have had packets of table glitter and place cards decorated specifically for each guest.On this occasion she set about making a table banner with BIG HAPPY FAMILY in the middle and hearts all around and then made place names with stickers.All the stickers conveyed a trait or something relevant to each guest (mine is below) and had their deamons name on as well.
we had a great meal and a fun evening.The next day I couldn't get out of bed! All the nursing and Xmas shopping and the busy family day topped off by a cold meant I needed a couple of days to recoup.
Sadly we missed a few meetings with friends,we settled into a few days of doing very little apart from watching TV.
Things have picked up since Friday and we have been busy bees.
W made some bird feeders,simply cover some cones with a mixture of peanut butter and oil(I made this too thin and will make it thicker next time)Then cover with seed and hang out.
The day then flowed from one thing to another with little effort.Browsing the bookshelves,perfecting juggling,checking out her birth chart,lunch, music and mask making.
Always time for cuddles!
Saturday was Christmas tree day,we managed to combine a walk for Beauty and a play on a park for Emily as well as buying the tree all in one place.We also got a look at the Go ape course and Milly is keen to have a go when it reopens in Feb.I managed to gather some cones with plans for some festive decorations for the hallway.
Today was to be tree decorating this morning and then a visit to a local Christmas Fayre in the afternoon.Plans were changed so I could have some time alone to wrap presents.The morning was taken up with decorating the tree and lots of soft toy play.After lunch Al and Emily went off to Crummock water with Beauty for a very long windy walk.Three hours later they came back to hot chocolate and waffles with maple syrup.I had a chicken in the oven and we all sat down together to watch a film.