Saturday night we headed up to Birmingham for the light switch on, there was a really festive atmosphere, Families huddling in coffee shops and restaurants in and around the square, everyone waiting for the parade to start.
When the music started everyone crowded outside along the pavements and there were thousands of people, it took me back to my childhood, My Mum used to take me, my Sister and Brother to Wolverhampton to see Father Christmas.
I loved being there with my own little Family watching Father Christmas turn on the lights, there is something so special about it to me, I still find it hard to believe I have two Children when four years ago I was told we couldn't have them.
After the parade we went to a Bar/Restaurant to eat, which was lovely, the kids were exhausted and fell to sleep in the car on the way home.
Isla is three and appreciates everything, She is great to be around, we are making the most of this age because we had to pick our moments eating out during her terrible two's, they seemed to last forever, my fingers are crossed that Noah skips the terrible part altogether.
Today Paul took the day off work, it wasn't planned so it was a lovely surprise for Isla when the three of us picked her up from school and took her Christmas shopping.
We went to return Isla's library books and I stumbled across copies of my book... Yes it still thrills me when I hold the book I have written, I hope I always feel like that :)
On Saturday we went out for drinks without Children, both Paul and I felt very awkward to start with, since having Children we haven't been anywhere without them, I didn't know how to hold an adult conversation that wasn't interrupted every minute or so. Three wines and two shots in 2 hours, I was feeing a little worse for wear, we got home, the house and all of the rooms were spinning, I spent the next few hours being sick, I am a complete light weight these days. The next morning I felt rotten, but you can't lie in bed all day with two kids, Isla had a party at 10 am so we rushed to get ready to get her there on time (we are always late for everything) straight after the party we headed to Birmingham to watch Disney on Ice, Dream to Dream, it was magical, I haven't ever seen it before not even as a child, Noah was clapping and singing and Isla was overwhelmed and didn't move a muscle, she burst into tears at the end because she didn't want to say goodbye to the hosts Minnie and Mickey Mouse, I would recommend this show to anyone and any age, it was spectacular.