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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Thank you Lesley

This picture is for you Lesley, thank you for the cute little shirt!

Anne XXX

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

6 weeks.

I have been looking forward to this week as I remember Amelie and Harry giving us their first smile and life getting somehow a little easier. Well, we haven't really had proper smiles yet and life doesn't seem any easier !! I am busy with French this week and the sleepless nights are starting to get to me. But I am not here to complain, Violette is a star during the day and she really is an easy baby, she just likes to sleep with me!! 

 and here she is a 6 weeks...
 and since she never wants to look at the camera when I take the weekly picture, here is her little face.

Not much on the crafting side of things. I am going to a big show near me on Friday though, called Make It. I don't really like the show, and I never really find anything interesting there, oh, yes, I bought some masking tapes last year, but I still like to go in the hope that one year, there will be something I really love. And I could do with some basic items like double sided sticky tapes and stuff. And talking about craft, my sister and my very good friend, both made me gorgeous blankets for Violette. I had hoped to take great artistic pictures of them, but the weather isn't helping so they will just have to be normal pictures !!But still both blankets are truly beautiful.I use the one my sister knitted me in the cot and the one Claire crocheted in the pram.

I hope you all have a good week.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

5 weeks

I haven't forgotten! just busy with the kids at half term.

Here is Violette at 5 weeks.

These little thighs are getting chubbier and she can stay awake for much longer now. We are still waiting for real smiles, although she has lots of practise ones as she falls asleep. And no.. still not sleeping through the night! So just stop asking !!

Have a lovely week.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Lovely weekend

It started on Friday night and I went to see Les Miserables with a friend. I cried the whole way through, singing along the famous songs I had heard so many times before at the musical in London. (It was my favourite show when I was young and working as an Au pair.). I thought the actors were amazing and all deserved an Oscar but I was the most touched by Fantine's solo. Truly fantastic.
Then on Saturday I went for a day scrapping with some lovely ladies. I must admit, I did struggle leaving Violette behind for a day, well, from 10.00 till 15.00 but I still had a great time and as usual I ate far too many cakes and chocolates, hence I am starting my diet today ! ( hmm, how long is this one going to last !! ).
The gorgeous Lisa taught us through a class in the morning. Again, I was taken away from my comfort zone with some serious misting and scrunching and general mess but I like my page and it will be a lovely souvenir. Firstly because of the hidden journaling but also because I will remember this page as my first day away from my baby and I must confess, Andrew and the kids did manage well without me. ( sadly !! ) ( It is hard admit that your baby can be happy without you ! ). But anyway, here is the page...

I also got time to add a few pages to my mini book. I am really enjoying this and hopefully Violette can look back and see what a gorgeous baby she was. ( Am I been biased here !! ).


Talking about Violette. ( This is all I seem to be doing these days, when I am not finding myself talking about poo !! ) , she is 4 weeks today, horray, and growing nicely. She can now hold her head and focus. She enjoys her baby gym and can stay awake for up to two hours. She is still not sleeping through before you ask, but it won't be long before she only needs feeding twice between 19.00 and 07.00, so I can't complain. Well, ok, I will because last night was not such a good night and I feel and look like ... today !But here she is..
Have a good week everyone. It is still snowing out there so hopefully it will settle and we can have a quiet week off school !!

Monday, 4 February 2013

It is a start...

ok, it doesn't look like much but I have started scrapping again!! And what better project to start with than a mini book on the arrival of Violette. Now it is only a start and I still need to embellish the pages and add some sewing, but we are getting there. We have a crop next Saturday in the village so I should be able to add to it then.


And to add to the picture collection, here is a picture of Violette today, celebrating three weeks with us. If anybody asks me again if she is sleeping through the night yet I might just decapitate them with no notice but apart from that, we are enjoying every day we spend together and still feel very lucky to have her.

Have a good week.