Right the ladies - as promised a bit of a catch up - better late than never!!
Bev - big
to you and Alex - hope you are back on track real soon.
Bels - how is the shopping going - we too are looking at ideas to give people for Katies birthday - everyone likes to buy something for their 1st Birthday - it is really hard to think of enough stuff and some people think you are a little funny if you say money - but I don't want my house to end up like Toys-r-us!
Christine - hope Miriams party with DHs family went well - looks like you will have good weather this weekend as well.
Baxy - hope your presenting hunting is now complete - it really is exhausting.
Gizmo - thought the poster idea was great - we intend to make an album of Katies first year to give to grandparents.
Neeta - sorry to hear your were flooded out - hope things are getting back on track.
Abbey - has Williams nappy rash improved - the few occasions when Katie has had it - it seems to take forever to get rid of.
Jane - sorry to hear you were all ill - hope you have a fab time in Norway - look forward to catching up when you get back.
Hi to everyone I've missed.
Now for a progress report!
Katies top teeth finally made an appreance on Sunday - seems like they have been cutting forever. She is now fully mobile on the floor and is into anything and everything. Came home last night to find that she had broken my Vase that has sat quite nicely on the fireplace for what seems like forever - still it was not expensive and I can always get another one - after we have brought the fireguard that is! Why - well nipped into the kitchen the other night to get a drink and came back to find Katie covered in COAL - all over her face and hands as well as on her clothes - we couldn't help but laugh - she was quite a sight - so fireguard it is.
We decided not to go away anywhere in the end last week - why pay money to go away and watch the rain fall when you can stay at home and do it for free. On the good days were ventured out to Monkey World and the local country park and it was just really good to spend quality time with the kids after 2 weeks away - and yes I did catch up on my sleep.
We are off to France camping in a couple of week and get back a few days before Katies birthday - we have been trying to decide what to do to celebrate - big party - all the family, that kind of stuff - but as we are away with DHs family the week before it didn't really fit so I think we will have a party for her in France and then on her actual birthday we are going to go to Marwell Zoo and invite the other 2 sets of grandparents (she has 3) and leave it at that as we are hoping to go sailing the following weekend as it is the BH weekend. Still deciding what to buy as ideas have all been taken by the family - but the most important think is for me to spend the actual day with her - which is what I will be doing.
Finally - update on the job front - I only have 32 more 0530 starts and then I will have finished
- cannot wait!! Have a job interview next week (first in 20 years) for what will hopefully be a part time position for a company 10 miles down the road so lost of
. will still keep looking as you never know what is round the corner.
Well thats about it for now - hope you are all well and finally enjoying the sun.
PS - Re meeting up - could maybe make a date wc 20 Aug - away the previous week.