Welcome to this week's #R2BC! It's been chaotic with one thing and another but there is always something worth smiling about, even if it hasn't been the best week :)
1. The husband has returned from London! He spent five days at my sister & brother-in-law's house painting and decorating ready for them to move out so I have been flying solo from Saturday-Wednesday. I am exhausted, and in desperate need of a lie-in (haha... one day...) but the kids and I did have fun when it was just us, on Saturday we had movie night with pizza and watched "Rio" and my niece Chloe joined us with some sweeties for the kids to share, it was lovely. But, it is good to have him home, even if just for being able to go the loo without a child (or two or three) hammering on the door asking where I am!
2. My sister is moving home very soon. Nikki has been globe-trotting ever since she finished college when she was 18 and I haven't had been able to spend a great deal of time with her, just when she visited or when we visited them at holidays and a few times during the year though we speak or text almost daily. Now she is finally moving back home with my brother-in-law Clifford and their two-year-old daughter Niah, which will also coincide with Christmas, and the arrival of their second baby! I am VERY excited to have my sister back home with us at last, where she belongs and I am super duper excited to meet my newest niece or nephew (I think nephew!).
3. Alicia's first school progress report was SUPERB. She is already at or surpassing her levels that she has to achieve by July 2012 and it's only just half term, I am thrilled! She's on track for a very successful year before taking her first strides into her GCSEs next September, she's already beyond GCSE level in most of her subjects. That's my girl! I couldn't be more proud, I have said it before and I will say it again, I really do have some awesome kids :)