So we are one week down, I repeat, one week down. We have reached the end and have just about survived intact.
Wine has helped.
Well I kicked the week off by running away and jumping on a plane. No, in case you are wondering, I am not joking. See my post here.
I went away with a couple of friends and just about managed to survive by shopping, eating and possibly drinking too much prosecco.
The boys managed a little too well without me – with daddy managing a trip to the zoo and a day out to the local medieval festival.
After a lovely weekend away, I couldn’t wait to see my wee family. I was actually running out of the doors waiting to give them a hug. Unfortunately they were not there, stuck in traffic so I had a restless ten minute wait for them to arrive.
So what have we been up to this week? Have we survived?
The hubby and I have been sharing childcare and this has been pretty successful I think, on the whole. We have survived. However my blog has suffered a little due to having less time to sit down and concentrate.
The boys get pretty restless if they are in the house all day, so we have been trying to get them out and about.
We had a fun day at the swimming pool on Monday. Our local pool is brilliant, slides, waves, bubbles… The boys couldnt wait to get into the pool:
Tuesday saw a trip to the park. Which was all very lovely until L decided to climb up the slide the wrong way, something I have told him not to do time and time again. There was a heartstopping moment as he slipped, however after a few tears, he jumped up and ran off undeterred. On the other hand, it took me a few days to get it over it. Parenting eh?
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On Wednesday, the boys best kindergarten friend came over for a playdate.
We baked cakes. Before you get the wrong impression that I am some kind of earth mother able to bake with three nearly four-year-olds, it was one of prepacked box kind. Still cakes were made, and eaten (all of them).
Boys had a lovely time, even though D had to have a wee nap on the couch half way through. It all got a little much for him.
Thursday was a pretty quiet day, we had a lovely catch up with Grandma and Grandad over FaceTime. I feel forever thankful for modern technology. The boys then got ridiculously over-excited about having a bubble bath, I always regret putting bubbles in the bath , they go a bit giddy with excitement. Not what you want just before bed.
At bedtime, we had a new instalment of animal stories. This is a new thing in our family, where the boys choose a selection of animals and we make up a story. There is only one problem with this. The animals each have a different voice and sometimes I forget who speaks like who, thankfully the boys dont seem to notice.
Apparently tomorrow the animals are going to space so I better get my thinking cap on!
Friday Fun Day
Friday was a fun day, everything seemed to go wrong for me. Do you ever just have one of those days? Everything I did was wrong… to say I felt flustered is an understatement. Nothing too tragic happened it was more little things, like getting to the shop and realising I have no money, forgetting half the stuff on the shopping list, that kind of thing.
Anyway, we did manage to fit in a playdate, and a chance to have a cuppa with a friend in the morning. In the afternoon while Daddy looked after the boys, I went to report on something called ‘Camp Adventure’, this was great fun as I got to see what the kids in summer camp have been up to and got to watch their end of year show. Gives me a little insight into what to expect in the years to come.
Yesterday we went to the safari park. It was a great day apart from the traffic jam we got stuck in. Instead of taking us 1 hour 20 mins, it took us three hours to get there. However, once we did it was worth it. The animals were coming right up to the car, some sticking their head in the window. Then there were loads of rides for the boys to enjoy afterwards. It was a fab day, although daddy had to save me as the boys fell asleep on the miniature railway. Thankfully he came and met me, so we could carry two sleepy boys back to the car. For all our photos check out our Instagram account here.
In the evening we had a great movie night and let the kids stay up to watch The Good Dinosaur. They loved the movie and it was nice to let them have a treat. Sometimes having a nap in the day can be a good thing !
What is coming up for week 2?
This week, we have called in the cavalry. Our nieces are coming to visit. Which means the boys get to go to the airport to collect them. They are so excited to have visitors and seeing the aeroplanes!