Word Of The Week – Celebrate

This week has been a good one on the whole with lots to celebrate. There have been home comings, a birthday and praise from parents evening to celebrate. I love weeks like these where there are lots of positives and negatives that are thrown in the mix seem a little less important.

The week started with Chris setting off to Scotland for two days worth of training for work. He doesn’t have to do this often thankfully as we all missed each other very much. I think being able to video call to say good morning and good night helps so much, thank goodness for technology. We celebrated his homecoming on Tuesday night with lots of cuddles and kisses. The kids were delighted because not only was daddy home, they got to stay up late to see him too.

Our next cause to celebrate was Chris’s birthday on Thursday, he turned 39. Sadly he had to work on his birthday so the kids gave him his presents the night before. Once he came home we had burgers and sausages on the barbecue, at his request. Can you believe we are still using the barbecue in October, it’s madness ! Instead of a birthday cake I bought him a New York cheesecake as that’s his favourite, it was delicious. Next year he joins me in the forties so I best get planning how we will celebrate that.

On Thursday after school I went to meet Jake’s teacher for parents evening. Our school hold two every year and this one was to hear about how the kids are settling in. She had nothing but praise for Jake, he’s happy, engaged in learning and lots of fun to be around. After a few wobbles in nursery last year I was really worried how he would settle into full-time school. He’s absolutely amazed me with how well he’s doing, he’s so happy and it’s lovely to see.

You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Cake.

Word Of The Week – Cake

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  1. October 5th 2018 / 10:55 AM

    Aww! What a lovely week! Happy birthday to Chris. It sounds like he had a great day! It’s not been BBQ weather up here. We have had rubbish weather.
    That is great news that Jake is settling into school well. x

  2. October 5th 2018 / 11:13 AM

    Lots to celebrate! Glad Chris had a good birthday, my husband loves New York cheesecake, too, always a hit here! Well done to Jake on a great start. Great to hear that he’s settling in so well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. October 5th 2018 / 11:58 AM

    What a great week. You’re right, all those positives make it easier to put up with the rest. Glad Jake is settling down well at school. Makes a big difference if they are enjoying it. #wotw

  4. October 5th 2018 / 1:46 PM

    Happy birthday to chris! My better half is 30 next year so I need to get on with some nice plans too! 🙂 #WotW

  5. October 5th 2018 / 2:50 PM

    A lovely week with lots to celebrate. I hope you have a lovely weekend too.

  6. Jo
    October 5th 2018 / 3:24 PM

    It sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. As you say, these good times far outweigh the small niggles that life brings #WOTW

  7. Mummy here and there
    October 6th 2018 / 12:23 PM

    Sounds a great week full of celebration must be really proud after the parents evening. Have a great weekend X #wotw

  8. October 7th 2018 / 12:35 PM

    We are hoping for one last BBQ but we haven’t managed it yet!

  9. October 8th 2018 / 11:22 PM

    What a lovely week you had!

    Happy birthday to your husband and the parent evening news sounds nice. As a parent, we are in the dark as to what’s really going on in school, isn’t it. So it’s nice to know that Jake is settling well!


  10. October 11th 2018 / 9:43 AM

    What a lovely week. Well done to Jake for having settled so well in school – what a lovely report to get on parents’ evening. Glad Chris enjoyed his birthday (even if he did have to work) and how lovely to be able to have the barbecue out in October – we have had some lovely warm afternoons this year. #WotW

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