Tuesday, 7 January 2020

All about my year 2019

The last two years I have shared my All about my year 2017 and All about my year 2018. I quite enjoy writing these posts and it's a really nice way to reflect back on the year

I do hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year even if that now feels like it was a million years ago. 

1. What did you do for your birthday this year? 

I had the most boring birthday ever this year, we went out and did our big Christmas food shopping and I rushed around trying to post out our Secret Santa gifts! There's always next year right?

2. Whats the biggest thing to happen to you this year? 

It would definitely be giving birth to Avery in May this year! He was the last little piece of us we didn't even know was missing. I haven't yet shared my Birth story with Avery but that is something I hope to do in 2020. 

3. What was the biggest thing to happen for your child/children this year? 

The biggest thing to happen for both Dylan and Scarlet in 2019 was becoming big brother and Sister to Avery. Dylan has been super excited to now have his own brother and not just be a brother. Scarlet has become an amazing big sister and throughout 2019 was so excited about having another baby then helping look after Avery. 

I think another really big thing that happened for Dylan this year was that he attended a summer scheme for the first time. He went to one with his friends from his usual after school club so he had plenty of friends to enjoy time with over the summer! He is already talking about going back next year too.

For Scarlet I think another big thing that has happened during 2019 was turning two! For Scarlet this is the first birthday she has kind of understood that it isn't just a normal day, she knew there would cake, presents, balloons and lots of fun. She loved being the centre of attention for the whole day.

Avery on the other hand was born and started to have solid foods at 6 months old in 2019. He loves food and exploring through his weaning journey so far.

4. Could you pick a favourite week of the year? 

I honestly don't think I could. There have been many weeks I have loved this year, when Avery was born, Several weeks over the summer where we met friends, had days out and enjoyed time together. I hope that 2020 will hold some great weeks too. 

5. Do you have a favourite photograph of yourself from 2019? 

I do, this one above of me and Scarlet together, we'd spent the day out at the Botanical Gardens and I asked Simon to take some photographs of just me. In the end there are several with both Dylan and Scarlet as well as with each of them alone. I think these mean more to me than the ones where I am alone and this one in particular is actually when I thought Simon had finished and we started walking to get off the grass. I love it, it's natural and was just the capturing of a moment together. 

6. What was your best day out? 

The best day out we had this year was for me when we took a trip in the afternoon to see C.S.Lewis square before heading on to the new Stormont estate park that opened in the summer.It was way after bedtime before we had even started the journey home but it was so nice to spend the evening having fun and being carefree. It was a day where we used the bus so it was just me and all three children on my own. It certainly didn't deter me and was the first time I took everyone out without help!

7. What is the best film you have seen this year? 

Toy Story 4! We all loved it and enjoyed having time together out at the cinema. It's still a favourite now.

8. Is there anything you wish didn't happen this year? 

I do wish that I hadn't lost two grandparents in the space of a week over the end of October and beginning of November. It was a hard way to end 2019 and something I think I am still coming to terms with now. 

9. What would you like to achieve or improve for 2020? 

I do have a few hope for 2020 but the only thing I really want to 'achieve' is to finally finish decorating the hall and bathroom! I will be sharing more on what I hope to do throughout 2020, some had already started last year too.

10. How will you be celebrating/did you celebrate New Years Eve?

We celebrated how we always do, sat on the sofa together with at least one sleeping child between us ringing in the new year with Big Ben fireworks on TV and singing Old lang syne out of tune and  completely out of time.In fact Simon doesn't even know the words. It was perfect!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely summary of your 2019 highlights. I smiled when I read your comment about your boring birthday. Making a big fuss of the children on their birthday is wonderful so the transition into parenthood when birthdays are usually a non-event is a bit disappointing at first. Finding the time/energy/money to treat your significant other on their birthday can be a bit of a challenge.


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