Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sam Sunday #33: My Nephew is One


The big event of last week was my nephew turning one on Wednesday.  He's the first baby in our family for a long time, so I hadn't been round babies much before he was born.  It's amazing how much has has grown and changed in just the space of a year.  On Saturday he had a party and was of course spoiled rotten by everyone for the whole day!  My husband and I bought him the wooden rocking horse he is sitting on in the picture above, which he liked, to our relief.  At the moment, he's very into clapping, high fives and waving.

Everyone around me seems to be getting into the mood for Christmas, and the weather is even starting to get colder to match, but I'm just not feeling it yet.  I know I need to start thinking about shopping and gifts, but I will probably end up leaving it for another few weeks. At the moment, all the cold weather makes me want to do is curl up with a book under a blanket. Which is no bad thing!

Next week,  I'm looking foward to the announcement of the Classics Club spin number.  I finished Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber this morning (awesome book) and I'm debating whether it's worth starting another one tonight or whether I should wait and just dive into the spin book tomorrow.  I'm also looking forward to the release of Catching Fire, which my husband and I are hoping to go and see next weekend.

In other reading news, if you haven't done so yet, you should check out the posts for A More Diverse Universe over at Book Lust.  All the reviews are for sci-fi/fantasy books written by people of colour and I've added so many of them to my wishlist already.  It's my first time participating in the event but I will definitely be doing so again in the future.

This week, I've been reading:

Reviews posted:


9 comments:

  1. You are the second person today who's put a baby in their post that I REMEMBER BEING BORN! I feel like I should be all 'ARGH! AGING!' about this, but really it's just kind of nice to be involved in other people's lives, even in just this teeny way :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love this part of blogging too, mainly because I'm super nosy about other people's lives!

      Delete
  2. Aww, happy birthday to your nephew! He's such a cutie! The Bloody Chamber has been on my TBR list forever. Glad to hear yet another positive review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My actual review when I post it will most definitely be gushing!

      Delete
  3. I missed Aarti's event this time. Didn't quite plan it properly. Oh well, next time.

    Happy birthday to your nephew!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I missed it last year so I'm glad I took part this year. Next time we will both take part :)

      Delete
  4. Aa the wooden horse looks adorable, I had similar kinda wooden horse swing when I was tiny (not that I remember but photos do and apparently I was mighty happy with it!)

    I must be from another planet because I refuse to get into the whole Christmas feels until a few weeks before the event itself. A few times when I have started earlier it has ended being tired of the holidays by the time the holidays actually arrive. That of course leaves "gifts at the last minute" problem, but I'll try to get gifts earlier this time around, I'll just think of them as "gifts" and not "Christmas gifts" :)

    I hope you enjoy Catching Fire, I swear, one of those days I'll jump through the hoop and pick up those books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your nephew is adorable on that rocking horse! Children bring so much joy and happiness. Even just with a smile.

    You will think I'm crazy, but I have already started Christmas shopping because I can't stop obsessing about gifts. I'm not a decorator or a baker or into those kind of Christmas activities, but I'm fanatical about picking the right gifts.

    ReplyDelete