Day 41: Pancakes! - The children were going to spend a few days at their grandparents so I decided to do Pancake Day early. My eldest helped to make the batter and then it was my middle boy's responsibility to spread the nutella on. My youngest just helped to eat them. They were delicious.
Day 42: A quiet meal in - the children are spending the night at their grandparents so hubby and I got to sit down to a nice meal and glass of wine without any interruptions. It was very strange.
Day 43: A sad day - I received a telephone call from my sister late on Monday night letting me know that our uncle had passed away. He had fought a very long and brave battle with cancer and my mother had been with him every step of the way. My mother is the most amazing woman I know. I am sad for the loss of my uncle, and sad for my mother who has lost her little brother. (I know this is cheating as it's a screen shot rather than a photo but it's the best I could do for today.)
Day 44: A touch of snow - my boys are home from their grandparents and were very excited to see some snow. We only had a bot of a dusting though, and the rain washed it all away later in the day. They still managed an hour outside.
Day 45: Happy Valentines Day - hubby gave me this single red rose. We had decided not to do anything for Valentines Day but he came home from work with this rose the day before. I think it was more to do with what has been happening this week and how sad I've been rather than a romantic gesture, but it was still lovely.
Day 46: Arts and crafts - our local Council had an open day at the sports centre so I took the boys down for a few hours. Here they are enjoying painting Spongebob Squarepants onto a bag. I think they've done a really good job. Unfortunately, this deteriorated a little while later and my youngest ended up with lots of glue and glitter in his hair. That was fun to get out.
Day 47: Sleepy time - I have spent the day shopping, cleaning and ironing and will admit to almost forgetting to take a photo. I managed this one just twenty minutes before midnight. It may be last minute but I do love photos of them sleeping.
My favourite photo this week is the photo of the rose. It reminds me that there is beauty in life even when I feel like everything around me is falling apart. I feel so sad.