Wow what a busy month we’ve had in March – birthdays, new babies and Mother’s Day were just a few social events we’ve had this month. March has definitely flown by – I can’t believe we’re already a quarter of the way through the year, it’s scary! I am definitely grateful for longer days and warmer weekends though, that’s for sure. Here’s what we’ve been treasuring the most this month:
I turned another year older this year – slowly edging towards 30! Although I was at work on my birthday, Craig woke me up early so I could open my presents early, and have a slice of birthday cake for breakfast (only allowed on birthdays…) I got some lovely presents, including a new at home gel nail kit, which I LOVE and a “night-in” movie hamper. Unfortunately Alfie scuppered our plans for a takeaway and a movie when he refused to go to bed until 10pm, but it’s ok, birthdays are overrated anyway….
It is also my nephew’s birthday on the same day as mine, and he had a brilliant birthday party at the farm the next day. It was great fun, but very muddy – of course Alfie fell over almost immediately after we arrived, and I had to carry him round caked in mud because Daddy ignored when I said to put his puddle suit on….we then finished off the party in the soft play attached to the farm. A good day all round!
We then had a second nephew who celebrated his birthday a week later…unfortunately his soft play party was cancelled last minute due to his Mummy coming down with shingles! But we celebrated a week later down at Frinton beach with the family which was great. Alfie loves nothing more than running around on the beach and playing with his cousins, so he had a ball!
Our wonderful friends from school welcomed their first baby into the world at the end of February, and I was so excited to meet her! I love baby cuddles at the best of times, but when it’s with a baby of your very close friends, it does make it so much more enjoyable. We have so many babies arriving for our friends this year, it’s making me crazy broody! Alfie wasn’t bothered by the baby at all, and was more interested in playing with his cars, which didn’t surprised me at all really. She really is a gorgeous little girl, and her mummy and daddy are doing fantastically well as parents already – they were born to do it!
It was my second Mother’s Day this year, and I was really looking forward to it. I love a day of being spoiled and Craig tries very hard to do this – although I’m demanding, and it makes it even more difficult having my birthday and Mother’s Day in the same month! I was slightly miffed not to get a lie-in – the clocks changing, coupled with booking breakfast for 9.30am, meant I was up at 8am like usually. You may see that as a lie-in, but technically it was 7am which doesn’t count as a lie-in!! Alfie had been very clever and bought me some flowers and chocolates, as well as Giovanna Fletcher’s book “Happy Mum, Happy Baby”. I’m yet to start reading it, but have heard it’s a good one, so I can’t wait!
We went for breakfast with my parents and 2 sisters, and their families to a local pub. It wasn’t a brilliant experience, I have to admit, but we went back to my mums afterwards for lunch and my brothers came round with their families. All in all, it was a fab day! And the best thing was I didn’t have to change any nappies all day!
So March ended up being super busy with lots of special occasions. I don’t think we have a huge amount planned for April by way of special events, so I’m hoping we can just chill a bit more and find some fun things to do as a family – most importantly celebrate Easter!!