Remember me?

So I’m back! After some time out with not a lot going on I wanted to get back into the swing of things again. Darcey has been in Year 1 for just over half a term and is enjoying it. Our recent parents evening was extremely positive. She’s doing so well especially with her reading and we couldn’t be prouder of her. Marnie has a trial at pre-school… today in fact! I for one, CANNOT WAIT! Two days Marnie free is what both Matt and I need and when she turns three in April she’s going full time. Absolute bliss. She’s excited too. She has no idea what’s going on, but she’s excited too!

So that’s school covered.

Work wise this is also going well. Matt has been driving a lot of billionaires around at his work. And I’ve just been given a pay rise.

Bear&Moo is starting slowly. I’m still waiting for my advertising manager (Matt) to get all my products on our Facebook page. I’d also like to be involved with some craft fairs in our local area, but who do you actually contact for that? By the time the adverts come out it’s too late to get a table booked. So I need to remember to get in there early!

I’d like to talk about mental health for a moment. I feel I’m in a good place right now. Not that I’ve ever been diagnosed with depression, as you know if you’ve followed me from the start, I have had trouble staying on top of my emotions where Marnie is concerned, but now she is almost three her communication is stronger and I can bargain with her. If she’s having a tantrum over not being able to have that third stick of chocolate I can now talk her out of it. This a great way forward for our relationship. And as much as I should have loved her lots when she was a baby, it was hard. I feel like I do actually love her lots now. She’s becoming a cheeky, funny little girl and it’s so lovely to see her face light up when she is laughing and just being happy. So all in all, there are good things happening there too. It’s taken a looong two and half years, but I’m seeing that light at the end of the tunnel and it’s fairly big!

Oh Matt and I have found TikTok. Oh my goodness it’s the best app I’ve ever had! If you haven’t got it and you want to just laugh at normal people doing funny videos then this is the app for you. I’ve done a few rubbish attempts at some ‘trends’, but I had fun doing it. I follow a few mums that I can totally relate to with mum life. It’s really great. The girls love @danispeaks with Bella and @parker_james with Steven. It will really make you want to join in with the fun.

Darcey turned six in October! Where has my baby gone? She’s growing waaay too quickly and so is her attitude! But that’s for another post…

I think that’s it for now. Just a little update for you all. Thank you for your support.

Back to School!

Finally the 4th September was the first day back after the summer holidays! Darcey is now in year 1. And so far the feelings are excited and happy! She likes her new teacher, but not as much as her first teacher (no one will compare!). We had a meeting last night with her teacher to find out what they need to learn over the next school year.

  1. Number bonds to 10 & 20
  2. Times tables
  3. More reading
  4. More phonics
  5. Different topics such as
    The Great Fire of London
    What lives in our oceans?
    Rivers
    And probably something else that I’ve forgotten!

She was given a place at her lunch time club called Lunchtime Angels where they learn about the Bible and do crafts related to what they’re learning that week.

Also this weekend Darcey finally got to Yellow Hats in swimming! She is so excited to finally get her hands on that elusive yellow hat. So this weekend is the start of being in the big pool.

All in all a great first week of school.

We had a birthday party with Cook Stars. The children made their own cupcakes and got to decorate them too. She’s a star baker now. Next step ‘The Great British Bake Off’.