Gosh, I’ve just been looking back over this week’s photos and it was only Friday when we had the somewhat underwhelming smattering of snow. After the big build-up, this really was an anticlimax.
Snow and mud
Luckily, Libby was able to get out and have a snowball fight at school. Poor Lia missed out completely as it was her nursery morning and it had gone from there by the time they went outside to play.
I had some blog photos to take so I made a point of going onto the hills to do it. I got some gorgeous photos of the Prosecco and picnic hamper for my Prezzybox competition. Then I spend an hour walking with the dogs and taking some more fabulous photos on the hills.
And then with the weekend came the mud. And happily, the first signs of spring with the daffodil shoots starting to appear. Luckily we had quite a quiet one this weekend, I had some work to do so the girls went out with my husband on Saturday. On Sunday, it was swimming time again. Last week, Libby had given Lia a bit of a fright at swimming and she was refusing to swim. This week started in much the same way, but thankfully by the end Lia was swimming happily with her Swimfin on.
The ballet lessons
This week has been somewhat unsuccessful for Lia. After getting upset in her rhythmic gym class last week, she decided yesterday that ballet was equally terrifying. We took a gentler approach to rhythmic gym today, with Lia sitting with me until she was ready to join in. Her teacher very kindly gave her the ‘star of the week’ sticker for taking part in at least some of it.
Libby took to these classes like a duck to water so it’s new territory for me to see Lia getting so worried about it. I’m hoping that she’ll get into it soon enough because she’s desperate to join in with the same activities as Libby. It just seems that the reality is more scary than the thought of it.
Today Lia and I took a break from our usual Thursday playgroup to spend the morning at Cob House. This is the perfect place to go at this time of year because there’s a great café as well as some animals outside. We enjoyed a drink and some cake inside before venturing out into the mud to see the reindeer, goats, alpacas, pigs, chickens and ducks. It was Lia’s perfect morning and it was great to get out in the fresh air.
Our Thursday Photo #141
Lia has suddenly come down with a cold this evening, having been fine all day. She was feeling a bit sorry for herself so she snuggled up to Libby for a bedtime cuddle. They’ve had a couple of fights this week so it was great to see that them getting on so well.