The boys go out as part of their Saturday morning routine of visiting the fruit and veggie grocer for our weekly haul. The Chicken Man (the gregarious owner who always wears a 'rooster crest' hat) is guaranteed to load Eli up with so many fruit samples he will without doubt come home absolutely covered in fruit juice stains. Totally worth it for a boy's morning out and a girl's quiet morning at home!
Lily and I usually take this time to chill out and do something crafty/girly and today it was making 'butterfly prints'. She always gets super excited at time 'just for the girls'. I love how she savours and joyfully looks forward to these 'Mummy and Daughter' opportunities - she needs that one-on-one time, and so do I! As the new arrival's time inches closer, it is sweet to take time for quiet moments like these with my little lady. She is in her element and I enjoy just soaking up her joy and creativity.
|Er - don't mind her crazy 'scraped back, home-day' hair!!|
|It was her idea to do these prints and she had a very specific method in mind.|
I just let her go for it!
Tonight I went out for a little bit of a 'last hurrah' dinner with a bunch of my dearest friends before I delve back into the consuming world of newborn life (night feeds and nappies)! I had been sooo looking forward to catching up with everyone and planning it was a good distraction from focusing too much on when baby was coming. It was the most enriching and delightful evening, full of good chats and laughs, sharing, stories and way too much food. Introducing various dear friends to each other, which always makes me happy. I came away feeling filled up in every way, and utterly grateful for such lovely, supportive friends - amazing women I am so blessed and honoured to know. Let's hear it for the girls!
|39+1 weeks... dressing for comfort and now officially calling it - I am ready!|