We’ve been to Center Parcs with grandma, grandad, cousin H, uncle G and auntie J and had an amazing time
Beanster went horse riding
There was playing in the park
Moo did Mini trek & scored a squirrel
Beanster did science with cousin H
Beanster got more confident on her bike
And Moo basically taught herself to swim by being totally kamikaze in the water!
The girls and I went to the zoo for my birthday then we went out for Wagamama with grandma & grandad.
Moo and I had a day in the children’s ward as she had a viral chest infection. She’s now on the mend. Beanster did art to take her mind off worrying about her sister
Mummy & the girls had a day in the house to let Moo recover a bit.
The girls and I went to Little World of Play with a few home friends.
And Beanster finally did her birthday thank you letters whilst Moo said she was writing “m” and thank you. Beanster is sitting at her great great grandpa’s desk and Moo is wearing sparkly shoes and no trousers!
Today was mostly spent at the park at the Helix with home ed friends. We did some house jobs first thing; I did the laundry and made sauce for tea and Beanster emptied the dishwasher.
At the park the girls did lots of climbing and running around. I have no idea what Beanster was up to most of the time but after many weeks of trying she has finally discovered she can actually fly!
Moo braved the rope bridge although she needed help up and down as she can’t manage the ladders yet.
I annoyed a woman at the park who insisted on helping Beanster when she was climbing. Why do people do that?! She wasn’t in danger and as she doesn’t talk to people she doesn’t know won’t have asked for help unless the woman asked her if she was stuck. Anyway, when I saw her interfering, I went over and asked Beanster if she was ok, reminded her she was good at climbing and told her to ask if she needed help. The woman looked most put out that I didn’t thank her for interfering with what my child could work out by herself or would have shouted for help if she’d really needed it. What is with some folk?!
After some very complicated games that involved climbing up the big tube slide in bare feet & playing on the big swing;(Photos courtesy of my friend E)
the kids decided to play in the water fountains. It was a grey September day in Scotland but kids don’t care. They had a ball then got into dry clothes before we headed off to ballet.
After gymnastics the girls and I headed into town as we needed Velcro to fix Beanster’s shoes and winter leggings for Beanster. Yo sushi also had an offer on and as Beanster loves yo sushi it was too good a chance to miss.
We parked the car at the park and ride and got the tram in. After we’d picked up what we needed we headed for sushi. Moo had never had it before and tucked in with gusto.
Beanster loves watching the people in the kitchen and taking her food off the conveyor belt.
After that we went to hotel chocolat for hot chocolate. The girls had theirs with a straw and I had chilli hot chocolate with chocolate whipped cream.
We’re now having a play in the gardens before getting the tram to swimming.
Beanster’s ballet class is held at the local leisure centre where there is a pool and a soft play. Moo only noticed the soft play for the first time about half way through this week’s class and got very upset when I said we didn’t have time to go in this week. She was distracted by going tp look at the pool and declared “I want to bring mummy here. With you and Beanster” so today we did that.
Moo is a very enthusiastic swimmer and likes going backwards and forwards between the 2 of us and jumping in. Beanster managed to show mummy her fabulous swimming on her back after a few false starts. It was nice to all go together as we haven’t managed to do that for ages. I think we’re going to have a fabulous time at Center Parcs in a couple of weeks.
After swimming we had some obligatory chips then went to the shops to pick up some things in preparation for Beanster’s party next weekend and Moo had a much needed nap in the car.
Grandma & Grandad have been looking for some new toys for the girls and cousin H to play with at their house as they’ve outgrown a lot of things. We spotted some things on the local 2nd hand group so went to pick those up on the way home.
Once we were home the girls road tested the new toys which I think Moo thinks are for grandma & grandad! After tea Beanster did a bit more Mathseeds so Moo wanted to play on the tablet but lost interest fairly quickly.
It’s felt very autumnal today. I think we’ll need to dig out the long sleeved t-shirts and work out who needs bigger/more warmer clothes soon.