We are well and truly into November and I still haven’t started my Christmas shopping, even though earlier in the year I was adamant I’d be about half way through it by now! The shops are definitely in full Christmas cheer and I have to admit I’m getting pretty excited as are the children (Charley in particular).
So this week while I should have been starting my Christmas shopping I actually did a bit of naughty clothes shopping for myself. Fortunately my husband likes a bit of shopping and is of the opinion if you actually find something you like you should buy it!
The good start to the week didn’t last long though as I had to take Charley to A&E on Tuesday as she’d been hit in the eye by a chair leg at nursery. As there was a bit of blood in her tears the nursery were quite concerned and phoned 111 whilst I was on my way to pick her up. I was told to take her to A&E to get her eye checked. Fortunately they didn’t find anything wrong with her eye and she is absolutely fine. Nothing like that dreaded phone call from nursery though in the middle of the day!
Anyway the rest of the week was lovely and busy (apart from this afternoon, Sunday) where we have just splodged on the sofa!
Lower dose of medication for Charley
This has to be top of the list as it is the beginning of weaning Charley off her medication for arthritis. Of course as much as we will try to remain positive about it, I will be paranoid that any little pain or ache she has is going to result in a flare. The community nurse that injects her has said that it only takes a few weeks for the medication to leave her system so we will wait and see. Fingers and toes crossed she will be fine.
Quick trip to the playground
We made the most of the dry weather one morning and went to the local playground. It was really quiet there again so they spent a long time on the swings and merry-go-round. It was lovely to get some fresh air and for the children to have a little bit of exercise. Charley even started pushing Bodhi on the swings and merry-go-round.
Charley’s had a few friends over this week, which is always lovely but can sometimes be a little stressful as she does get a bit territorial over her toys. However, this week she played really well with her friends which makes for such a more relaxing time! Maybe we are at a turning point? Are your 3 1/2 year olds territorial over their toys in their own space?
Fireworks and Prosecco
We enjoyed the local bonfire and fireworks in Farnham on Saturday night. Both the children enjoyed seeing the sky being lit up by the fab display put on, although Charley decided she’d had enough of the pops and bangs just before they finished. Though this didn’t matter as it meant we managed to miss the crowds leaving the park at the same time. We then headed home to put the children to bed before having a few glasses of Prosecco with family that had come down for the night.
You can’t beat a bit of brekkie out on a Sunday morning, especially after a late night (late for me anyway!). The children enjoyed their second breakfast of the day, especially as Bodhi got to tip salt and pepper everywhere whilst Charley enjoyed taking some photos. Below is one of her snaps of her favourite sparkly trainers!
How has your week been? Did you get to see a firework display?