OK. So. I know not that not that long ago I said I was stopping writing and yet here I am. Truth be told, I really love this little space. I love that I have a diary of how life has been over the past number of years, I love that I can look back at things we have done, places we have gone, feelings that have been felt, what God has been teaching us as a family. I really enjoy the little community that has developed on here. I guess a couple of weeks ago I doubted myself, why was I bothering. But do you know what – I am doing it for me. Selfish I know, but deep down that’s my motivation. I want to have somewhere to look back on when I’m old and grey and remember the good old days. And if it encourages another mummy, friend, stranger along the way, well then that’s even better! I can’t promise I’ll be a regular poster, (that is definitely not the correct word!!) but I guess I don’t have to be….I just need to remember why I’m doing this – and that is to record all the memories that were made in the chaos!
So, with that all in mind, I wanted to record our little month of May. It has been a strange one….a difficult one in lots of ways. But we are at the end of it and June comes with promise of sunshine and soaring temperatures! Oh Mr. Weatherman I so hope you are not teasing us! June also brings with it busy, busy, busyness – we have 2 birthdays, a little family trip away, school trips. induction to P1 and pre school, someone’s first school report and sports day, hospital appointments, ‘last; days……oh boy can’t you just tell it’s going to be a rollercoaster of an emotional one!
Here’s what May looked like for us…..
At the beginning of the month I went to my graduation for the Children’s Ministry Course that I had completed before Christmas. It was a lovely night and I have to confess to being very proud of myself and the 4 other girls from church!
We also attended an Information night for this little poppet starting pre school. Her and I have developed quite the bond over the last 9 months, it may be only 2.5 hours in the morning that we are on our own, but it has been lovely and just as I really miss the boys, I’m going to really miss my little side kick come September.
We spent one of the Bank Holidays catching up on odd jobs around the house, and the other was spent spending all our coppers and POUNDS, (when did all those wee silly rides become £1 a go?!) in Newcastle. We didn’t make it to the beach this time, it was a tad chilly!
We also spent a lovely Saturday at Antrim Castle Gardens, they had a Teddy Bears Picnic, and it was great fun. We realised though that J is growing up, many of the activities didn’t interest him. He just was a little bit too old for it. Which was bittersweet really. That combined with his new curl-less hair cut has made me finally accept he is every bit the school boy now.
And lastly May was a bit of a disappoint weather wise! So we were busy indoors with lego and crafts!
May went by in a flash….I don’t know about you, but for me the months since Christmas have absolutely flown! It must be an age thing, people warn you about it, don’t they?!