Life here is Busy with a Capital B at the moment. We're making some headway on the mammoth list of jobs which need completing before the arrival of The Littlest One, but there are still many to do. I'm struggling to fit in schoolwork, housework, curtain-making, toddler-care, baby preparation, jobs for our village Baby and Toddler Group, hypnobirthing practice and all the other things I have to do each week. But this week, we have been enjoying a bit of blue sky above us, and definite signs that SPRING is coming.
The hellabore is looking more beautiful this year than I ever remember it looking before. That could well be because, for the first time, I've properly cut back last year's leaves and weeded around it this Spring!
These... ahem... bluey-yellow thingamebobs are brightening the odd patch of flowerbed here and there.
And at last, our first full-size daffodil has bloomed! I've been eyeing them up eagerly every day for a couple of weeks now, and it FINALLY happened!
We've already got a lovely bunch of (coconuts!) miniature daffs at the back of the garden though.
"Who's that lurking behind them?" I hear you ask. That's Satan. Our little rabbit. So named because although he's supposed to look cheerful, from certain angles his eyebrows make him look a little sinister. And when I say sinister, what I mean is seriously homicidal. He's spectacularly terrifying when viewed from our upstairs windows!
Yes, we certainly have enjoyed a bit of pottering round the garden this week.
For Little R, this involves some balance bike practice, now he's grown tall enough to really get around by himself...
... and some important mud and bird-feeder related tasks. He was very proud of this "big mess" he'd made. But he did help me sweep the soil up and return it to the flowerbed!
For Mummy, the best moment was this; hanging out our brand new set of colourful fabric nappies. We (ok, Rachel, to be honest), finally did the necessary research and chose the nappies we want to use this time round, having fallen out with the fabric nappies we used when Little R was smaller. It made my heart sing to see these beautiful Wonderoos swaying gently in the breeze, brightening up the garden with their rainbow colours.
Yup, a proper rainbow of nappies there! The great thing is they are one-size-fits-all, so Little R has selected three colours to use as his night-time nappies until he becomes reliably dry overnight.
The most exciting parcel was delivered yesterday, too. Our fabric wet wipes. Cheeky Wipes they are called and they are PURE GENIUS. They smell delightful, feel soft and lovely and are 100% reusable for AGES and AGES! I'm only sorry we didn't learn about fabric wet wipes in time to benefit before now! I use disposable wet wipes as seldom as possible because I HATE that they fill up landfill. I might have to do a whole other post sometime about the wonders of fabric STUFF when you have small people.
But right now Little R is devastated by the fact that 'Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death' is over and I've said he can't watch it twice in a row. Mummy duties call!