Last Monday we all woke at 8.20am, this morning we woke at 8.30am on the dot. Gulp!
This is because the Prince is waking at 5am and I bring him into bed and feed him for a good half hour and then put him back in his cot, and decide to grab another hour's sleep.
But then we sleep in too long.
The stress it caused undid all the good the extra sleep had provided me, so I shall set an alarm for tomorrow. Yikes. Definitely bad times!!!
The Princess gets a lift on a Monday (we car share to help save the planet) and my friend was late so by the time she arrived at 8.40am, I'd somehow managed to wake the Princess and get her breakfast etc ready while she tore around the house like Kevin McAlister from Home Alone. In ten minutes flat.
It all got calmer by 9.30am when my two friends popped round for coffee and a quick catch up. It's always manic though, a child is always crying somewhere so we rarely finish sentences or sit still longer than three minutes.
Still, it was lovely to see them and I really value their friendship.
Going back to the stressful start this morning, I would like to compare it to the relaxing breakfast we had on Saturday morning. The radio was on, the kids were happy (if somewhat cheeky, as you can tell from the below photos) and nothing was rushed.
|Like butter wouldn't melt...|
|Whatever the Princess does, the Prince finds it hilarious.|
|Slightly posing now.|
|Lots of jam and toast inside the car. Nice.|
|Because he is mashing it there. Happily.|
The weather is nicer and it's actually sunny at the moment. Sadly though, as I was just putting food on the bird table, I noticed a broken egg on the floor, from the pigeon nest.
I love our little bird table. My great uncle made it from his home on a farm in Devon. He died not long after but my great auntie is still down there, in a cutesy house in the middle of fields.
|Even fat pigeons and magpies somehow squeeze onto the bird table|
Can I leave you now with this below photo from my sister's wedding that was recently sent to me, which is now one of my favourite family photos ever! Natural shots are definitely the best.
Double click on it and check out my daughter's trouncy, flouncy dress! Just gorgeous. Like a little fairy.