So, as the end of the year draws ever closer I am beginning to turn my attention towards 2019 and what it may hold for us as a family. I’m a big believer in creating your own luck and being the maker of your own destiny. So, with that in mind, here are some of things I’d like our family to achieve in 2019 – it’s all quite achievable but nonetheless it’s good to have something to focus on!
Mabel turns 18 months in January so she’s beginning to make that transition from a baby to toddler and as she approaches her 2nd birthday I’d like to get her into a toddler bed and also set up a room for Elsie and Mabel to share. Mabel currently shares with Logan, who’s 9.5yrs old, which isn’t ideal going forwards.
As midnight strikes on 31st December I shall be able to say that there is finally a light at the end of this tunnel of motherhood I’ve been in. I love being a mum but I don’t like being a stay at home mum – especially when we had two under two years old. I’ve found it really tough in many, many ways. So, 2019 will be the year that Elsie finally starts pre-school. She is so ready for it and I think it will help bring her speech and development on to that next level which I feel she needs.
Florence has her hand in many pies and likes to keep herself busy. As well as continuing to do well at school and making the transition into ‘Juniors’ I’d love to see her continue in her extra curricular activities too. Florence has recently joined Rainbows, which she loves, and also attends netball and takes regular horse riding lessons. In the Spring time, assuming she’s still enjoying it, we’re hoping to join her up to the Pony Club to expose her to a new group of friends and allow her to learn more hands on skills which she doesn’t have time for during her lessons.
My oldest baby is going to be 10yrs old in 2019 and I can’t quite believe it. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I brought him home from the hospital or watched him in his first nativity. Makes me teary just typing this however I am so proud and excited for the journey ahead of him. The last few months of 2018 Logan has really developed a passion for football and it has seemingly come out of nowhere but it’s something we’d like to help him pursue whether that be a finding some goalkeeping sessions for him to attend or looking into European Football Tours.
For me, it’s simple. I’d like to spend more time blogging and being creative online. Having two young children at home has obviously put a limit on what I can do so, as Elsie begins pre-school in the Autumn, I hope my time will be a little less in demand as it currently is. There are also parts of our home and garden I’d like to improve in time for Summer but we shall have to see how finances are looking!
I can’t speak for my husband but I know he’d probably quite enjoy a less stressful year at work and perhaps more holidays. I jokingly call him Judith Chalmers as he’s always on the web researching our next destination.