This is the first of (hopefully) many Family K weekly round ups. I’ve had a long think about the focus of my blog recently and have decided to stay with my main reason for blogging – writing down all of the best things Little T and his family get up to. Stats and free stuff are things that don’t mean a great deal to me and I don’t want to fall into that trap. As long as I am happy reading back on my blog, that’s the main thing. So, there will be lots more about us on here in weeks and months to come. I want to make sure I remember as much about Little T’s growing up as possible and this is the best way to do it. So, here’s my first Family K weekly round up!
Monday 26th May, 2014
A Bank Holiday, yippee! To be honest, Bank Holiday Monday’s usually mean nothing to me as Monday is my set day at work. I’ve worked the last two recently so I took annual leave to enjoy the day with Little and Big T! My mum, godmother, big brother, Big and Little T and I went to Drewtons, a local farm shop, for one of their award winning breakfasts. I adore it there, right in the middle of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. We’re so lucky to live right next to some of the most beautiful countryside. After breakfast Big T had lots of uni work to do so I ended up spending most of the afternoon with Little T and my parents whilst Big T bored himself silly with his essay. Rather him than me! My dad played golf so my mum and I sat in the conservatory napping and watching TV whilst Little T went for a snooze upstairs. Isn’t this just how Bank Holidays should be spent?! Afterwards, mum, dad, T and I did a bit of food shopping and then we all packed into our house for tea at our brand new dining table. It’s the first time it’s been used! Not a very exciting day but a lovely relaxing one all the same!
The beautiful Yorkshire Wolds
A family tea
Tuesday 27th May, 2014
On Tuesday Big T was at work so Little T and I spent the morning together doing what we love the most, reading and playing. After his morning snooze we went to my cousins to spend some time with her and her daughter A, who absolutely loves Little T! We played, chatted and A made Little T his very own ‘loom’ bracelet (apparently they’re all the rage with the kids these days. What does this old fart know?!) and then my cousin went to the gym so Big T and I took Little T and A out for tea to the little but lovely Italian place in our village. They do an immense lasagne which I shared with Little T. He takes after his mama in his love for Italian grub!
T is one of the cool kids
Wednesday 28th May, 2014
On Wednesday Big T was carrying on with some of his uni work that had to be in on Thursday (nothing like last minute eh?) so Little T and I, with my parents and A, my cousin’s little girl, all drove over to Monks Cross Retail Park near York. A brand new huge John Lewis, M&S and Next have just opened so we went to check those out. We also had some lunch at the new Giraffe Restaurant there and I can honestly say, the staff there were some of the friendliest restaurant staff I’ve ever come across. And we’ve been to a lot of restaurants! They were lovely! I enjoyed a “Hippy Hippy Shake” and T enjoyed colouring in whilst waiting for his focaccia pizza bites! A very lovely day, however, was spoilt a little bit by my constant coughing and struggling to breathe.
Love a bit of the tropics!
Deep in concentration
Thursday 29th May, 2014
On Wednesday night, after spending all day violently coughing almost constantly, I had to sleep on the sofa so I didn’t keep Big and Little T awake. Thursdays are usually my set day at work but I had to ring them and tell them that I needed to go to the doctors as I felt horrendous and was struggling for breath. I rang the doctors first thing at 8.30 and got an appointment straight away. I had a chest infection about 5 weeks ago and despite anti-biotics it never really cleared up. It had been getting progressively worse. I told the doctor and he spent quite a while going through symptoms with me, coming to the conclusion that I have atypical pneumonia. This freaked me out a bit but after googling when I got home it isn’t as nasty as it sounds, it’s just a mild case of pneumonia but my chest still hurts and I keep coughing to the point of being sick so hopefully the inhaler and shit loads of antibiotics will help clear it in no time!
My new best friends
Friday 30th May, 2014
On Friday, already feeling a tiny bit better from my tablets but still coughing like a 300 a day smoker, Big T, Little T and I spent the morning in bed. These days we don’t have any say in what we watch on our bedroom TV in a morning, it’s dominated by CBeebies. So is the ipad! Little T made himself very comfortable whilst watching Mike the Knight. Pretty sure his position of legs akimbo, hands down pants, is a sign of years to come. In the afternoon we dropped T off at my mum and dad’s for a couple of hours whilst Big T and I had a very exciting appointment. I don’t want to say much about it at the moment but there will be more about this in the not so distant future!
Comfy there T?
Our exciting appointment!
Saturday 31st May, 2014
On Saturday morning Little T didn’t get up until around 9.30am. Big T and I were a bit thankful for this so when T started shouting for me to go and get him I didn’t mind hopping out of bed. The lie in was lovely! It soon became clear why he’d been so quiet in his room – he’d been stripping his wallpaper! He looked very pleased with himself when I went into his room! To be fair to T, he had done us a bit of a favour as we have been meaning to strip his wall and repaint it for a while so he’s given us a bit of a kick up the arse with it. Now we have to do it! After breakfast we got ready to drive over to West Yorkshire to see Big T’s twin brother. We don’t get to see Little T’s Uncle Rhys very often so it’s nice for both T’s to spend some time with their side of the family as we spend plenty of time with my lot. We went for a burger (surprise surprise) and then went onto Big T’s nana’s in North Yorkshire for an hour or so. Three parts of Yorkshire in one day, impressive eh? When we got home and put Little T to bed I took Daisy out the front of the house to play with some bubbles. She LOVES chasing bubbles, just as much as Little T does! My cough had subsided a little bit during the day but I went through phases of feeling very faint and shaky, it was horrid. Typically, my cough came back with a vengeance in the evening!
Just got my rollers in
I love bubbles me
And there we have it, a very family orientated week for us all. Let’s hope my chest clears up soon, my stomach muscles are aching like mad!
Linking up with Make, Do and Push’s “The Week That Was: Captured”