Friday, 3 February 2012

Baby its cold outside....

In case there is anyone out there who doesn't know its cold here in England, it is, strange isn't it what with it being winter and all?? Well after an awful night's sleep with all four children last night, all four are now full of a very bad and seemingly highly contagious cold. A friend recently asked me how I managed with a 5, 2, 1 and newborn and after last nights broken sleep I'm really not sure! I must have been a bit zombie-like. Its not like I had nay family help either it was all down to me or hubby but as I was breastfeeding it was mostly down to me. There were no grandma's swooping in like I often read about on other blogs, although I know that will be me when my own children have children. Still we managed and we managed again today. The saddest thing really about it all today was missing our weekly Friday group. Its really become a highlight of our week and since we started it back in September last year we have barely missed one! I was asking Ruben questions before bed last week, 10 questions to be precise, because I like a snapshot of things like favourite colour, favourite story etc every now again, as its always changing. He surprised me with a few answers:
Me "Favourite book/story?"
Ruben "Pippi Longstocking"
Me "Place you most want to visit?"
Ruben "Loch Ness"
Me "Favourite place you've been recently"
Ruben "Friday group"
No idea where Loch Ness has come from, super pleased he enjoyed Pippi Longstocking because its one of the most fantastic books written for children I've read (and I've read A LOT). And really taken back that Friday group has become so important to him. Seems from my facebook page that we were missed too, which was nice to hear.
As we couldn't socialise today we did indoor activities, in between snuggles on the sofa. Ruben did some painting of Warhammer scenery.

 Cordelia and I made some felt cupcakes from the "Made it Myself" book I bought at the weekend. I taught myself to knit out of this book a few years ago when we got it out of the library and have had a soft spot for it ever since.
 Cordelia made this fab jam tart and then we sewed a safety pin on the back to make it into a brooch. I made Piper a little cupcake pin cushion to cheer her up but forgot to take a photo before it disappeared upstairs.
We then watched Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets dvd and played a game of scrabble, my third in less than 24 hours! Hoping the children will all feel better in the morning and that everyone has a good nights sleep. There is snow on its way for tomorrow here!

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