This week’s been quite a mish mash for Project 365. We’ve been out and about quite a bit with the weather at the start of the week being great, and there’s been lots of shopping going on. I’ve been really pleased with my bargains, although I’ve not taken photos of my impressive Monsoon haul (think reward special day 20% off plus around £40’s worth of freebies, plus sale items, plus using up some store credit) as I’ve already put them away in drawers and wardrobe.
Sunday was Mother’s Day, and N and I went to Compton Verney. I love it that N likes holding hands as we walk along. Definitely want to make the most of that before he gets too old to hold his mum’s hand.
Monday I had a day off to use up some holiday. N was in nursery so I decided to have a shopping day. Quick visit to Leamington and then back down to Bicester Village. At Bicester they had a Chic Goes Wild Campaign going on, hence a lot of floral decorations and structures around the place. Think yarn-bombing but with flowers.
Tuesday was mostly about Cath Kidston. I bought this bag at Bicester Village the day before, as well as a small rucksack for a birthday present for my niece/goddaughter. She loved hers (a proper grown up bag, not a children’s one!), and I love mine. It’s used for my current crochet project and is just the right size.
Wednesday was N’s final day of doing well with using the potty and toilet at nursery. On Sunday I’d made the throw away comment that if he wasn’t using the potty and toilet, then I’d have to start taking toys away each time he didn’t use it and should have done. Monday he did 2 wees on the potty, Tuesday he did 2 on the toilet and 1 on the potty, and Wednesday he did 1. Then the morning and evening ones he always does at home. The toy thing seemed to have worked (reverse reward system seeing as normal rewards don’t seem to work that well). He gave up his scooter on Thursday because he went back to square one. So over Easter we’re going to have to go cold turkey and to pants I think.
Thursday for the first time N actually showed some interest in the numbers and letter magnets on the fridge. He wanted to play with the numbers, so we lined them up, and he sang 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive. It was very cute. Usually I hear from nursery that he shows an interest, but at home it was always a different story.
Friday was Easter egg hunt day at nursery, so the morning saw me glue gunning to add extra decorations to N’s old easter bonnet/hat. The hat no longer fits and it’s a tad on the girly side, but I’m sure he doesn’t mind. He was just excited to have a little ‘basket’ of chocolate eggs on coming home.
Saturday has been crammed, but we had a lovely morning in town meeting up with my old best friend from secondary school. We’ve not really caught up or seen each other to chat to since she got married 2 1/2 years ago. She’s now pregnant, and is on Facebook (my main route for keeping up with people now), so we got together today for coffee. N was in his element chatting away, and of course being in town, it means every way you turn there’s another children’s ride to sit on.