I’ve seen this on a few other blogs and enjoy reading them. It seems like a great way for my blog to act as an online journal of our lives together, which was the main reason I started blogging.
1. We’ve loved having this one around. 2. Trying to overcome his dentist fear. 3. Empty soft play. 4. Playing with the toy trucks. 5. In his element sat on a tractor. 6. Not bad for a first attempt at a bouncy castle. 7. I love my signpost. 8. Practising photography on one of my favourite subjects: tiny toes. 9. A rubbish end to the week.
This week S and I have both had the week off work. It’s been great having S around and I’ve loved not having to go to work too! Overall it’s been a somewhat mixed week, starting and ending badly but with some great days in the middle.
The week started with a trip to the dentist for me and T. He’s been once before and was fine but this time he completely freaked out. He wouldn’t let the dentist look in his mouth and screamed the whole way through my check up. As I left I booked our next appointment for 6 month’s time. I’ve bought him a toy dentist set and ordered a book about going to the dentist, hopefully playing with these for the next 6 months will make the next appointment less of an ordeal.
We went to soft play and to Four Kingdoms Adventure Farm, both of which were empty as it was mid-week term time. T loved playing with the toy trucks at soft play and barely went on the equipment! He was so excited to see tractors at the adventure farm which has helped his speech develop this week too, although I did manage to coax him away from the tractor and on to a bouncy castle at one point.
I’ve really enjoyed making the most of the last few days of summer, we had a great time on Saturday going for a walk in a nature reserve (look out for a blog post about this later in the week). T was being really cute and cuddling trees and wooden signposts! As much as I’ve enjoyed summer, I do love autumn- it’s my favourite season, although I hate the influx of massive spiders we seem to get at this time of year. It’s already begun and I was very brave and caught a beast under a glass when S was out on Friday evening!
Sunday was a bad end to the week when S and I had a massive argument first thing in the morning. It really put a downer on the whole day for me, making for a crappy end to the week.
Blog-wise, I’ve written my most popular post ever about things I would tell my pregnant self about breastfeeding. I’ve really struggled with photography this week (if you fancy a laugh, check out my key lime pie recipe for examples of how not to photograph food!); I seriously need to up my game and try to get some half decent pictures. I’ve also been much more active in promoting my blog and trying to drive traffic, mainly through the promote your blog Facebook group (which is fab!), and I’ve been amazed to see a huge improvement in my stats!