Wow. It’s suddenly the end of February. I knew it was coming but it has only just hit me that tomorrow is actually March. To my mind this means the Winter is over (who cares about the snow flurries that appear to be forecast this coming week). The days are starting to get that little bit longer, I no longer drop my children off at childcare in the dark on a morning and I don’t have to put my lights on when I drive home from work. Spring is on it’s way, full of hope and flowers and sunshine.
With that in mind it’s time to have a quick look back at the Winter Bucket List and see how we did before I crack on with writing the Spring one!
1. Make the most of some Mummy & Amy time while the big two are at school
At the moment my little lady is still really enjoying her morning sleep and is showing absolutely no sign of being able to delay it till the afternoon and whilst this means I do get an hour or so of peace to get things done on a morning it also means that I’m not really getting a chance to focus on just Bo by herself. This is definitely something I’m going to push forward onto the Spring list and hopefully we can get a bit of a routine whereby we do something one morning a week, find a group to go to or get out to the park or something as the weather improves.
3. Move into the extension and host an extension warming party!
We’ve made huge leaps forward over the last two months with moving into the playroom in the week before Christmas and everyone moving into their own bedrooms within the last couple of weeks. We’ve still got a lot to do – the bathroom still needs to be fitted, the downstairs toilet and utility are just plastered rooms and the garage has no roof or door – but these are all things I can’t miss as I’ve never had them. We’ve got our house back now and more. We’re getting there. We’re not “extension warming party” ready yet but we have moved in!
Chloe has been swimming for about a month now and despite complaints that the water is too deep I think she’s enjoying it! She certainly enjoyed her trip to The LC in Swansea last weekend!
5. Find Ben break dancing lessons
Nope. Total fail on this one. Can anyone help?!
6. Keep working towards my “Wedding Weight”
We’re finally making some progress on this one – I’m back at Slimming World and #OperationWeddingWeight is ON!
This was an immensely last minute job which I think we actually did on Christmas Eve but hey, we got there in the end!
9. Get Amy out into her own room
This finally happened about two weeks ago. She absolutely hated it the first couple of nights but seems to have settled now. It’s really strange not having her in our room now – it feels so quiet and I can’t get used to being able to put the bedroom light on and move around freely! She is sleeping far better since we moved her though I’m not sure if in part that is down to her having been really poorly.
12. Make snow angels
Yeah, we need snow for that so that was an epic fail.
13. Go sledging
Yes we did it. It was a success. We had a nice time. We’re going back to York next year!
All in all, not a bad effort really – 4 things we didn’t really manage and two of them were weather related so couldn’t be helped: