This week has been my absolute favourite kind of weeks full of family and food. I always feel incredibly grateful for the family I have, it’s only a small one and some pieces are missing but to me it’s perfect.
On Sunday we decided on the spur of the moment to go for a pub lunch, the kids think this is such a special treat as it’s not something we do regularly. The pub we chose has a children’s play area, this helps to keep the kids happy while we are waiting for food. It was so nice to relax and have someone else cook for us and much to my amazement the kids almost cleared their plates. Once home we spent Sunday afternoon helping with homework and watching movies, it was a lovely way to end the weekend.
On Wednesday my eldest daughter and my grandson came for tea (dinner to those none northerners). The kids were delighted when they came out of school to find their big sister and nephew waiting for them. I made us grown-ups a delicious chicken dinner while the kids had hot dogs. We don’t get to spend that much time together nowadays so it’s really lovely when we get to catch up and the kids all get to play together.
We also invited Chris’s dad round for his tea this week too. The kids love seeing their granddad and I really enjoy cooking for and feeding people so it’s a win, win situation. I made a big pan of spaghetti Bolognese with a side of garlic bread, it was perfect comfort food for the freezing cold temperatures we’ve had this week.
All this week we’ve been heading upstairs half an hour before the kids bedtime so we can all snuggle in bed and talk about our day. The kids love making up stories and songs and performing them for us too, it’s fast becoming part of our bedtime routine. I’m all too aware, having grown-up children already, how fleeting and precious times like this are.
Some weeks are incredibly busy and we don’t always get as much time together as I would like so this week has been lovely. I really do believe it’s the small everyday moments that are the most important, that’s why I intend to always make the most of them.
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Family .
I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word Of The Week.