With 1 more day to go of school holidays I thought I’d share some of the things we’ve been up to. During the first week I took Ella & Charlie to Monkey Mania play centre with Andrea and Danielle and their boys. We had planned a museum trip but given that I tore ligaments in my foot the previous week I needed somewhere I could sit and watch as the kids ran crazy! Ruby & Poppy were in childcare that day otherwise this would not have been possible. Later that afternoon we went to see Cars 2.
All set with their 3d glasses
Later that week we went to see The Gruffalo’s Child at the Arts Centre. Nicole, Eve & Ewan came too. I had a challenge on the way home when Ruby & Poppy both decided to fall asleep on the tram – always happens on days we try to venture without the pram.
All the gang waiting for the tram to come home – Eve, Ella, Ruby, Poppy, Charlie & Ewan
I guess the big event of the holidays was our ‘Christmas in July’ festivities. It definitely felt more ‘christmassy’ to me than a hot summer day and roast turkey with all the trimmings was delicious. We all had a great time (at least I’m hoping nobody thinks otherwise!!) collapsing into bed around 3 a.m. – unheard of in my world!
Ella & Charlie watching a pre-dinner movie (note Ella’s beautiful dress)
And that beautiful dress had been replaced by the comfort of pyjamas before dinner!
Christmas Dinner – yum!
Claire & Ella
Needless to say a pyjama day followed – here are Ruby & Poppy taking an afternoon nap in our bed.
Olivia & Sophie came for a sleepover this week. Ella and Charlie were so excited for them to sleep on their trundle beds. It was a busy(ier???) house that night.
Everyone ready for bed – Charlie, Ella, Sophie, Ruby, Poppy & Olivia
Doing a spot of painting
Sophie & Poppy
Ruby’s best camera smile
As if that wasn’t enough we’ve had lots of birthday parties, Christine has taken them swimming, to the play centre plus lots of playdates with their friends so its been pretty non-stop. It all caught up with Charlie this afternoon while he was watching a movie.
Back to school on Monday…..