Back in February my Little Man went for his very first haircut. This was a momentous moment as I'd allowed his curly blonde locks to grow really long and having them chopped off completely changed his appearance. Then in March we were invited to a press event for Start-Rite Shoes where the Little Man took to the Catwalk.
We've had some lovely days out in our home town, most memorable being our trips to see A Squash and a Squeeze at Gas Hall, Room on the Broom at the Town Hall and last week we went to see What the Ladybird Heard.
The year also had some very lovely surprises and treats. I was nominated for a MAD Blog award and actually reached the finals. I still can't quite believe that. This meant we had a wonderful trip to Legoland as a family which we really enjoyed and of course I got to attend the finals at the Royal Kensington Gardens Hotel. We also had a fantastic holiday at Center Parcs as I was chosen as a Center Parcs Family Blogger, and I also won a fabulous break in Blackpool with my recreation of Blackpool Tower in cake.
So there is so much good I have to look back on, but there always has to be bad too and that comes in the form of my precious little Star managing to slip a disc in her neck causing many months of pain and discomfort and resulting in a manipulation and the dreadful halo collar which she is still wearing.
So what am I looking forward to in 2014? First up has to be the removal of Star's halo and having her finally fixed and pain free. I'm also looking forward to a new stage in my life as all three of my littlies will, eventually, be in school full time. Will I find a job? I've been missing work for a long time now, but my children come first so I've held off until the time is right. My dream is for all the adults in our home to be working by the end of next year. My daughter is doing really well in her new job, my son is taking some time out from his studies but will soon be looking for some work experience so he can continue with his chosen career choice. My other half has had trouble finding work since he lost his last job on medical grounds (he failed a hearing test) so it would be brilliant if something came his way. I don't really know what I will do, it's been a long time since I had a job. I better start working on my CV.