First of all, I have to start with saying a MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to Kris and Amanda (and LM) on the birth of their beautiful daughter Boo. She is such a cutie and possibly the most photographed baby ever haha.
So where shall I start? I should really learn my lesson and keep up with my blogging, but it has been a very busy week and I have just not found the time. So, we started the week at Legoland. On the Friday it rained all day, we were very soggy…but we didn’t queue for more than 10 minutes for anything.
Saturday the sun shone and was glorious, and we were joined by my sister as well, but the queues were much longer and the park in general was more busy and so I am not sure which day I prefered!
On Wednesday it was Charlie’s 3rd birthday and oh my what a birthday he had! We started early in the morning with a huge pile of presents and the postman came to the house 4 time that day! At 10am the speech therapist came and evaluated him. He does have a speech delay and she is going to go some further evaluating before she gives him a ‘speech age’. I burst into tears at the news, not because I was upset he had a delay but through the recognition there was a problem. I had so many people tell me he was fine, and that it was normal for boys etc… and I began to think I was wasting peoples time. I was so proud of him talking to her as well, and he knows more than I think he does 😉 Then my Mum and Dad arrived and showered him with another huge pile of presents. The bouncy castle was already in the garden as they had delivered early due to van problems, and his little friends arrived at 2pm. He was SO excited and kept saying my friends my friends. They had an amazing time flinging themselves all over the place, eating sweets and running around. All us Mums had a good time too with a good natter. We finished off his day with a trip to the pub and a carvery dinner (a treat from my parents) and we all went to bed that night with huge grins on our faces.
and I nearly forgot….I got another birthday card read out on the TV!! Whoop whoop!
On Thurday J (KD) came to visit. It was ok, he did bring Charlie a big present and a book for Rosa, so still a huge amount of inequality but I let it slide. The bouncy castle was still there and I put it up again. He took the children on and Charlie was bossing him around telling him what to do, they played with some play doh together too. I did feel uncomfortable when I noticed that his wallpaper on his phone was a photo of Charlie, and it bothered me for a few days afterwards too. I might go into more detail in a PP post later…. anyway we finished his visit with an insemination so some good luck vibes appreciated for another attempt.
Friday we spent at the Dinosaur Park with some new friends. I am still looking for a special friend. I know that sounds hugely corny, but it is something I need, as much as relationship, a good friend is needed. I have a few new candidates for the role at the moment and you just have to plant seeds and see if they grow. Charlie adores her girls and so spending time with her is easy anyway.
Still with me? Still reading? Saturday we spent attending a leaving/birthday party and seeing my parents. Right next up we went to a Batmitsvah. My Mums cousin married a Jew, and although her father was a Church of England Vicar, he was fine with it, and it has always been interesting having them in the family. They served us fish and chips which ruined my diet, and my Mum could just not understand why she wasn’t allowed a sausage instead…. LOL Still it was an interesting experience.
After the Batmitsvah we drove to London and stayed in my sisters flat. London Baby!! She ruined my diet further by force feeding me McDonalds. Monday was spent at the Natural History Museum (we saw real dinosaurs!!) with Rosa’s ‘special person’ Auntie Becca. Charlie was very whingy all day, it was quite embarrassing. They he started having loose poos and we realised he much have had stomach ache. Then we thought back to the Batvitsvah and realised he had eaten 3 large date filled biscuits. Poor boy! He perked up when we took him to the Princess Diana Memorial playground which was just amazing.
After that we headed to the O2 where we met Katie. There were fountains there and Charlie asked if he could go in them. I said yes but intended to take off his shorts first but before I could he was in!!
He got soaked!
After he was soaked we were left wondering what to do to get him through dinner and home…so we took off Rosa’s leggings and put his cardigan on without a T-shirt. Yes they fit him, but he did look French!! He had fun anyway 😉 dinner in Frankie and Benny’s further ruined the diet and then it was BARBRA!!!!! Stacy and Becca took the children home.
I saw BARBRA STREISAND last night! She was amazing!!! For 71 she didn’t look a day older than 40, and her voice, although a little croaky is still pure gold. It was truly magical, and only her 94th concert ever. I have been at 3 of those concerts and I am a very lucky person. I am still grinning thinking of it. We got the tube home and we decided to drive back from London there and then to have nice clear roads so we didn’t get to bed until 3am, and needless to say, I have had a nap today whilst the chidlren had theirs.
I think that is me caught up, although there is a post I meant to make, a thoughtful one of something…and I cant for the life of me remember what that was supposed to be about. If it comes to me I shall make it 😉 Note to self, blog more often to avoid mammoth catch up posts.
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