We have had a real mixture of weather this week which has meant that the twins have not had as much outdoor time as they have been. But we have still been busy!
Here is our week in pictures...
Monday 31st March 2014
To some this may not seem like a big deal, but for us it is. On Monday I cleared the kitchen table and had a move around. My goal was for us to start using the table as a dining table and not a dumping ground. When the twins were smaller we tried to all sit down for our evening meal together but it was so difficult. Now they are bigger I decided that we would try again. I am a believer in families eating together and I enjoy that time together. On Monday we tried it, and I am delighted to say that it was a huge success with everybody. Joseph had a grin that spread from ear to ear when I told him that we would be eating together again. Even the twins thought it was great and ate better. They have tried more foods and want the same as us. This has carried on and will stay like this as it is a time that we all enjoy together as a family.
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Tuesday was a cold and dreary day so we didn't really get up to much apart from pottering around the house and playing. However I am enjoying having our evening meal a little earlier and together as it means I have more time to prepare the meal, if that makes sense. Normally I'd wait and cook while the twins ate and would end up rushing. But now I have to make it earlier I start in the afternoon and can take my time. On Tuesday I enjoyed experimenting with a new recipe Pearl Barley Risotto I really was not sure if the twins would like the new textures but was pleased when they ate it and wanted more!
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
On Wednesday I decided that it was about time I let the twins loose on the paints! This is an activity that I have been wanting to do with them for a while now. When I went out at the beginning of the week I bought a painting set. As soon as I told the twins that we were going to paint they got all excited. They couldn't wait to get started! We are certainly going to be painting more often.
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Thursday was another day of "first times". I decided to let the twins walk while we went out. Usually, when I am on my own, I put them in the pushchair. However where I had to go I knew that the double stroller that I keep in the car would not fit through the door. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to let the twins have a walk with their back pack reigns on. I was astounded by how well they walked. They stayed next to each other and were so good. I did have visions of one going one way, the other running round me, the reigns getting tangled, I really did not know what to expect. They did me proud, bless them!
Friday 4th April 2014
Friday was a day that I have been looking forward to! On Friday we visited the Cake and Bake Show in Manchester. We had an amazing day, it was a foodies dream show! I saw the lovely Rosemary Shrager and other top bakers. It was a brilliant day and I will certainly be returning next year! Joseph has also finished school for the Easter holidays, so he'll be enjoying just over 2 weeks off!
Saturday 5th April 2014
On Saturday we were exhausted after a bad night so spend the day at home and in the garden. The twins have recently discovered that they can scream! Here I had the pleasure of listening to them trying to out scream each other!
Sunday 6th April 2014
The twins got some toy boxes for Christmas that they loved to stand on to look out of the window, however they were not the good quality that we had originally thought and one broke yesterday. This morning we had a ride out and bought a new box. I just love this box, it is a great size for the kids toys, it won't break when they climb on it and it look stylish!
I hope everyone has a lovely week x
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