IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: BABYSITTING, BIRTHDAYS, AND SURPRISES!

Welcome, once  again  how are  you all? Another  busy  week here  things  seem to have been speeding up and up  ever since  we have returned from France! In fact  things have become totally  mad! I am on the run even as I type, trying to  get lots of different things  done  and be all things to many !!  🙂 I am running so late  this week  that even though I have managed to get our  beloved Paul’s post  published  a  day early I am almost a day late ! Not quite  but very  nearly.

Now  what  would  you like to eat and drink thanks  to Paul  we have  every type of coffee and tea  anyone  could possibly  request  and a few  that I quite  frankly would  be  very happy  to sit on the self  talk  about  obscure  and smelly!! 🙂  As for the cakes and pastries  well they have grown in range  since  we have been enjoying  these get together’s  and they  are all free and even better totally calorie  free!! So come on in sit  down  where ever  you fancy, relax  and let’s  have a nice  coffee/ tea break.

IF WE WERE HAVING  COFFEE:  I would  tell you what a busy week it has been, two sisters, two brothers, two brothers in law, a cousin, and a son  plus  me all having  Birthdays in a fortnight!! That  takes a lot  of organising ! I would  tell  you about  my  day  but luckily  Paul  has already  done that  so that  saves  me a few minutes… well done that  man Paul!

IF WE WERE HAVING  COFFEE:It was  our  first  real  babysitting  stint  yesterday , Saturday, all on our  own!  It was great fun  the Newbie  is so full of  giggles  and excitement. We were over at  the Newbie’s  home  so everything  was natural  and normal  to him! My  husband  really  enjoyed  it too, he loves  to play  with the Newbie  he magically turns into  a singing  dancing  and clapping machine  with  talking shoes! Yes I did say talking shoes. We played  with the Newbie  and he had a turn  in his baby gym  then in a fabulous  toy  that  you pop  baby into  and there are  all sort of activities  arranged in a circle, it  supports  the baby in a half  sitting  half  standing  position!! It  is amazing  and  the Newbie loves it!

The photo  to the right  is  similar   but  not quite  the same . You pop the baby  in to the seat  in the middle  and away  they go! Woow  did our  Newbie  love it  and he is not quite 6months  yet! I have to admit  I would of loved a toy  like this  when the boys were small.

It is amazing  how toys  and fashions  for babies  have changed over  well,  the last 41 years , as  that is the age of my eldest son. When I look at photos of him as a baby  and  a toddler the clothes are so  very, very  different.  I have to admit I did my  best to dress the lads  in the  latest of fashions  for then  and get them  the best that I could afford in the toy  market!

Baby grows  were  the order of  the day  then  little suits  and then maybe  dungarees if  you were daring! The  toys  were fun  but today’s toys knock spots off the older  ones! I suppose  it  is the difference  between  how a woman in the 19 50’s dressed and supplied  toys  for her   baby  and how one in the 1970’s  did!

Anyway  he had a wonderful time  with all his  toys, then  his  mum had  left  a bottle  for him (  she is doing a wonderful job breast feeding) so I gave him his allotted feed at the appointed time. He then had an extra play, then after a couple of burps  he went off to his cot  and a nap  like an angel!

While he was napping  we had a sneaky  tidy up  and husband  cut  the lawns  they  have two long  lawns out  the back!
So the Newbie was fast asleep  when his mum and dad  came home.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  tell you that  it has been hard going at  the gym this  week, though I am trying hard I am finding  it hard going! I usually  do  four  early  mornings  at  the gym  and two classes one  on Friday  and  one on Saturday. The Friday  class is  Pilates  and is an hour  long   and I have to admit it is  my  most  favorite  hour of  the week. The Saturday  class a Deep Core Class and it is a very hard and fast  moving class. Both classes  are  doing  the same  thing to the body  ( strengthening  the core muscles )  but  both with extremely different tactics! Usually I manage  well  but this week I have found  myself  dragging  my  heels! even though I have a really  good gym  buddy  and we usually  keep each other going  this week I have been under par and I have had to resorted  to going out for a brisk walk in the afternoons  to stop  myself  from dropping off to sleep!.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would  explain that today  has been like the rest of this weekend  so so rushed  and busy, but for all that  really  fun! Today started  with  me waking up  with  cramp  again! The usually  Sunday  morning chores  followed  a walk in the unseasonal weather into town  and our  monthly  meeting  of  the women I used to work  with. We all had a good chat  and of course coffee and cake!! Unfortunately  the  cakes  in that coffee shop  are not calorie  free!!

The husband  met  me  at  1.30pm  and  then we were off back to the Newbie’s  as  his Mum  and Dad  wanted  wanted  the husband  to help them remove  a very awkward  and heavy  pelmet down! Well  husband  and son  laboured  away  at  removing said pelmet  and did eventually  succeeded! The Newbie’s  mum was busy  making  baby  food  with recipes from  her special baby food cook book! Guess  what  left  me to do , look after  and play  with the Newbie… OH! Joy!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would mention I had  better go now  there is washing  and ironing to do! A meal  to finish  cooking and eat . Then  bed  and then another  week full of  many  many  things  to do!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . I’d  tell you I have really  come to enjoy  these chats  and I’d  love  to hear  what you would  tell me. Please feel free to stay  as long  as  you like  and don’t  forget  to visit  Paul’s  post  now  while  you are  here!   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/

 

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