The weekend wasn’t quite as bad as i thought it might be. We went to my parents, which proved a good distraction and though i cried quite a bit, privately, i didn’t fall to bits.
Friday we pottered about here, packed and then drove up. Girls were lovely all day, helped choose presents for Josie and threw themselves at my parents. We had fireworks, which was quite good from my point of view as it kind of “got me over” my anxieties about them upsetting me the day before the actual day. Josie loves fireworks. i suspect this is a good thing 😉
Saturday we drove up into the peaks; had a reasonably civilised meal with them, (all if you don’t count Amelie, given she kept putting her feet on the table) and then took them to Chatsworth House to walk in the gardens. Ireally must starting walking them more places, they have no stamina. 🙄 Gardens were lovely though, lots of nice memories of there. Shame about the children 🙂 When it got to 3.34pm, Josie’s birth minute, i took her and me off and had a few quite moments with her which was lovely. The next couple of hours were strangely hard, as i was very sick for those two hours. i can’t really explain why i found them difficult, but i did. Luckily i can’t actually remember most of that bit, other than thinking i was dying, so i can’t do minute watching over it. This is probably good. Interesting to see, on another site last week, that someone is doing a study on how people who have had traumatic births are affected by anniversaries. i know some people are unbothered, but for all the scary things that have happened in my life, i do always find anniversairies difficult. Slightly relieved to find it isn’t just me.
Did more fireworks in the evening, a very low key cake and tea with my parents. Josie celebrated her birthday by learning how to say “No!” which is highly amusing. She can also mimic “where’s the baby?” which we sing-song to her for peek-a-boo and shout “There!” Clever child. Today she has rather impressively had a couple of outsized tantrums. I think that is taking being one a little too far. 🙄 She has also managed quite a lot of steps, can get on and off her new little car and thinks she is generally the bees knees.
Sunday we met up with Amanda from the comments box and had a day with her and her children at Snibston. Was really lovely to meet them all and huge thanks for the LeapPad 🙂 Kids had a ball, and all got on well and seemed to learn stuff too. Maddy and Fran particularly liked the coal tunnel and dressing up in NCB boiler suits. Amelie spent the day with Max learning about science.
Speaking of Amelie, on friday morning she told Max she does want to go to nursery but i’ve told her she can’t now. *smacks head on wall* Blooming child.
Today we pootled home after a lot of game cubing. Must take it to Centerparcs when we go.
Lots of thanks for all the lovely messages 🙂