I can not believe that April is almost over, although judging by the snow showers the last few days you could well be forgiving for thinking that it was still winter and not spring! As April is now drawing to an end I thought that I would once again write about the things that I had loved from the month gone by like I did last month, a way to help me get back into thinking positive again after suffering badly with pnd last year.
So here is a few of the things that I have loved in April.
1.) Ox Pasture Hall. We were lucky enough to be invited to stay at the beautiful Ox Pasture Hall hotel near Scarborough. We had such a lovely time as it was the perfect place to relax in the peaceful Yorkshire countryside, the hotel was beautiful and the food delicious. It was also the first time myself and my other half have actually had a night away together in almost three years! It was so nice to spend time together without the constant interruption from our little ones.
2.) York. We had a lovely family day out to York over the Easter holidays. It was the first time we had taken the little two on a train and we had a great day. I adore York as it is such a beautiful historic city and it was nice to visit as a family as we don't get much family time together as we are all so busy. This was a nice day out that I am sure we will all remember for a long time.
3.) Easter Holidays. I loved having my girls off for the Easter holiday's, it was so nice spending extra time with them. We had lots of lazy morning's in our PJ's watching Disney films, we also had some nice days out and it was just nice to spend time with all three children without the routine of school and pre-school. I did not get much time with my eldest as she did not wake until lunch time and then went out with her friends almost everyday, but it was still nice to have her off.
5.) Improved Speech. Sophia my almost three year old has delayed speech, she does speak but not as much as other children her age do. She will say single words but they are not always clear and she doesn't speak in sentences yet. She has been having speech therapy at home and pre-school since she was two and a half and recently her speech has really came on. She is saying so many new words and starting to put words together now, she even says her name now and said "I love you mammy" today for the very first time. It melted my heart as I have waited so long for her to say that.
6.) Nursery Place. We found out that Sophia has a place at her chosen nursery school in September which was a relief as we initially though she did not have a place as we never received a letter, after phoning the school we found out she did have a place for September. I am feeling very nervous about sending her to proper nursery school as I do not know if she is ready as she is not three until May, also with her speech delay and her little ways I am worried how she will cope in a school setting. I am also a little bit sad that my baby girl is growing up far to quickly.
7.) Blogging Events. I went to a Hotter shoe event last week which was lots of fun, I had no idea that they actually sold such stylish shoes! I left the event with a lovely pair of wedges and I also had a great night meeting the Hotter team, meeting some new north east bloggers and catching up with old friends. Keep an eye out for a blog post all about that soon (as soon as I catch up with blog work after being ill the last few days). I am also off to Blog on this weekend, fingers crossed I feel better.
8.) Costa Brownies. I am a huge Costa fan, we have a tassimo coffee machine at home just so we can have Costa lattes every morning. I have been going to Costa for coffees a lot this month and I have been getting the brownies, I am not normally a brownie fan but I love these ones so much! They are my new favourite thing.9.) Lighter Nights. As a parent to two small children I have a love/hate relationship with the lighter nights. I hate them because even though we have blackout curtains my little man wakes up earlier and earlier each day, waking before 6 most days instead of 7. Waking up an hour earlier kills me as I am really not a morning person at all. I do love the lighter nights though as I hate the dark winter nights, it is nice going to bed when it is still light and it just feels nicer knowing summer is on its way.
10.) Future Plans. We have been doing lots of planning this month, we are hoping to move in the next few months (as soon as we find a nice house) so we have been house hunting - why does it have to be so hard! We have also been looking at holidays as we are booking a family holiday for next year we just need to decided between a week in Spain or 4 day's in euro Disney. We have also looked into Disney world Florida and were amazed that it is a lot cheaper than we initially thought, so we have plans to go there in the not to distant future too. We also have lots of nice days out and celebrations over the coming weeks which I am looking forward to. I really like having things to look forward to.
So those are a few of the things that I have been loving in April, what did you love this month ? I would love to know in the comments below.