I've been getting a few comments from family members recently about my lack of blogging. I know it's been a long time and, although I have excuses, if I'm honest it was getting to the stage where I didn't know where to start. I've decided the starting point is a quick update and then I'll try and get back to more frequent blogging.
Dad, Iain and Mum
Since my last blog post, Iain has moved to Australia and will be getting married later this month. The above photo was taken on the day he left - after visiting Dad in hospital we dropped him at the station to get his train to the airport.
Alice and Uncle Hugh have a great relationship and I love watching them play together. This particular day they both happened to be wearing darker grey jogging trousers and lighter grey tops. They were having so much fun and it was so cute, I had to grab my camera. I got some lovely shots (even if Alice has a mucky face!)
On 16 November 2012, as well as Dad coming home from hospital, Claire finished work and is now on Maternity leave. This means I no longer have Alice three days a week but, fortunately, I do still get to see her quite a lot. The first week without her was quite strange - for both of us I think!
Our budding musician :o)
Cinderella has been her favourite movie for a little while now and when I saw the Fisher Price Castle I thought it would be right up her street. Fortunately she loves it and the little princesses who came with it (Snow White and Cinderella).
Tyler and Alyssa were there to give her a hand though.
Yet another visit to Starbucks :o). Alice loves the lemon and poppy seed muffin and doesn't take long to get stuck in to it.
On Friday Claire and Alice moved home. They had been in a two bedroom flat but have now moved into a three bedroom semi detached house. It's going to be so nice for them to have the extra room and also to have a garden of their own. They have a big decked area with garden beyond so even when the grass is wet Alice will be able to go on the deck to play. Unfortunately I haven't got any photos of the house yet but will have to take some and rectify that.
And finally, but by no means least, Emily and I went to the O2 in London last night to see Jason Mraz in concert.
This coming week Claire and I will have to move the last few bits out of the flat and clean it ready to hand over next weekend. Tomorrow my nephew, Max, who has been staying with us for the last 10 months leaves to join his Dad in Australia for a year. My next project here will be to get the room ready again for Norma coming over in April next year. Claire has her 36 week midwives appointment on Tuesday. Dad has the physiotherapist coming on Tuesday afternoon and I'll be interested to hear what they have to say and see what exercises he might have to do at home. I also have a Christmas lunch with the "coffee ladies" I meet up with once a fortnight. I also need to get a move on with Christmas cards and go through what Christmas presents I've got and what I still need to get. I've no doubt it will be another busy week.
I also hope to soon be back to reading and commenting on blogs again - I've missed that.