This week started with a Bank Holiday - much the best kind of week- and so Saturday seems to have come round again with unseemly speed, not that I'm complaining!
It was gloriously sunny on Monday so I took both children to the leisure pool. We had a lovely splashy time and, for the first time, they were both brave enough to go on the water chutes. Several times. While they were climbing the stairs and splashing down, I took the opportunity to swim a few lengths myself - a very rare treat. Lunch in the pool cafe and an ice cream in the park made for a perfect lazy Bank Holiday.
|M doing modelling with air drying clay|
They were both fine to return to school on Friday. M had an optician's appointment after school so we had McDonald's for tea and bumped into a friend of R's. It always amuses me to hear them discussing Pokemon with such seriousness.
On Saturday morning, P had to go into work so M and I browsed the charity shops while R was at drama. She is quite the bargain hunter - a doll's wardrobe only cost her £5. She then spent an hour in her bedroom putting all her dolls 'clothes away.
I also attended a baby shower to celebrate my cousin's impending first baby. Very exciting- due the day before M's birthday. It was lovely to spend some time with my cousins, whom I see far too rarely. And enjoy my aunt's scrummy cupcakes, of course.
It is now part of out Saturday night routine to watch Britain's Got Talent as a family. Although P and I would avoid it by choice, R enjoys Simon Cowell and it is nice to see him watch 'adult telly (ie: not animated alien shows)