365 pictures: 41 – 50

February has been a funny month. We’ve had the worst snow of the winter (round these parts anyway) which lasted less than a day, but we’ve also had a few warmer spell which hinted that spring is on its way. Hopefully to be followed by a decent summer, filled with barbecue and paddling pool weather. That would be awesome, although I’m not holding my breath…

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41. Ready for bed
Most of the time Heather is a real whirlwind – never at rest and always up to something. She does have her calmer moments, of course, like when she’s drawing or crafting. Or when she’s winding down before bed like she is here. I was going to say I love those moments the best, but the truth is I love them all. Aw…

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42. Feeling the cold
Of course, just because you’re ready for bed doesn’t mean you can’t still be a bit off-the-wall. Our less than 10 year old house is very well insulated, and is rarely cold – certainly not cold enough for a hat and gloves indoors! Sometimes it’s probably best to not know what goes on in their heads.

43. Flower
As I hinted before, Heather is developing a real love of being arty, and even better her creations are really starting to look good. It’s amazing, actually, how quickly she’s moved from nondescript scribbles to things that actually look like things. Like this flower, for example

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44. Winter wonderland
I thought we’d seen the back of the snow weeks ago, but apparently not. This was a very strange day, actually – it snowed all morning, building up a good inch or two of snow, before turning to rain and completely disappearing by the time I’d got home from work.

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45. Plan B
We don’t normally go out on Valentine’s Day, preferring to go for a meal a week or two later when the fixed price set menus have all been packed away and normal service has been resumed. This year was a bit different, though, as Plan B was in town, so we found ourselves eating at Lebowskis – happy to report the food was as good as normal – before heading over to the SECC for Mr Drew’s biggest Glasgow show to date. A far cry from the first time we saw him, in the 500 capacity Classic Grand, less than three years ago.

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46. Tulips
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be right without flowers though, and I got Gem some of her favourite tulips. I think these were described as a Tulip Rainbow, and that’s certainly apt – look at the colours!

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47. Ice cream
Auntie Ali was round on Saturday, and treated the girls to ice cream from Equi’s, our award-winning local ice cream parlour. We decided take out would fit in better with the rest of the day, but Heather still got to pick the flavours – chocolate, strawberry and fudge. Me and Gem were a little disappointed she went for the less exotic flavours on offer, but it doesn’t really matter, because ALL their flavours are incredible. Mmmmm…

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48. Picnic
The girls decided to have a picnic on Sunday, which basically meant tipping all the play food out onto the living room floor and sitting in the middle of it all. Guess who ended up putting most of it away… :(

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49. Cheeky
I don’t think I really need to say much about this one, other than to marvel once again at how photogenic my children are. They definitely take after their mother!

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50. Off to Grandma’s
On Monday and Tuesday mornings, when Gem is heading out to work and the girls are going to Grandma and Grandpa’s, it’s always a real rush to get ready, and get out of the house on time. As you can see from this picture, though, Megan is generally quite unfazed by it all!

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