Sunday, 30 October 2016

Life lately- Our half-term week

Today is the last day of half-term for Ava and I, then it's back to work and school on Monday. This week was very much needed for the both of us. I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant, and exhausted. Especially with working 40 hours a week. It's been Ava's first term in school and she was becoming increasingly weary as half term approached. I decided before the break that we wouldn't do much this week, we'd spend time at home, playing and pottering about which is what we've done.

I have beaten myself up over the last couple of days though and told myself we haven't done enough, I did have grand ideas of going to our local pumpkin farm or going on one of the National Trust pumpkin trails but the week has zoomed past! We both needed to recharge our batteries.

On Monday we went to the cinema with a friend of mine & her daughter, one of Ava's little friends from school, and saw Trolls. Ava absolutely loved it and it'll definitely be one that we buy when the DVD is released.

I was quite surprised at the amount of homework she was given to do. It was all craft activities which we enjoy doing anyway so we had a lovely walk on Tuesday and collected some leaves to make an autumnal picture. We've had coffee dates, watched a lot of Netflix and visited family. We've been out for meals and Ava went to a Halloween party yesterday.

For our last day today we've had a PJ day, baking some cupcakes and just generally being super lazy before I go back to work for 6 weeks. I have 4 weeks off over Christmas and can't wait! This week has made me realise that it's ok just to take a step back sometimes and do ordinary things, I don't always have to be running around everywhere!

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What have you been up to this half term?

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