I can’t believe the last week of September has been and gone already! I am a week late with this post, you may have noticed… this week has kind of run away from me. But we had such a great time last week, I’m just going to go ahead and tell you all about it and pretend like it’s on time and if you could all just play along then that would be great 😉
On Monday we started the week off right with some good old fashioned playdough fun, then after lunch we walked down to the pond and bought some seeds to feed the ducks (and pigeons… ok mostly pigeons) with. Then we hung around at the park for hours while the girls made a succession of friends as other families came to play and got dragged into their games.
On Tuesday we had a slow start with iPad games in bed while I got showered and dressed (is there any other way to get showered and dressed these days?). The my Mum came over and we popped to the shops to find the girls their autumn/winter boots and to get Ernie his first pair of little shoes. My Mum had a week off of work so it was lovely to spend some time catching up with her last week.
We started off Wednesday with a check in with our little caterpillars, who weren’t looking so little any more! Then is was back to some more playdough fun, this time making all the stages of a butterfly’s life cycle. After that everyone was going a little bit crazy so I hastily threw together a few sandwiches and bundled everyone out of the door to make the most of the beautiful Autumn sunshine. We headed to the park and I read a few stories while we ate lunch and then the girls did the usual park stuff – swinging and sliding up a storm and talking to strangers, while Ernie had fun trying out his new shoes.
On Thursday we visited my Mum and my sister came round with her little boy Tommy too, so we had another lovely family day. My Mum’s house is a bit of a home for orphan animals (our poor rabbit Peter may be having an extended holiday at Nana’s house), so the girls loved helping say hello to and feed all the animals, including three tortoises, an albino hedgehog oh and of course… a wormery! I mean what modern house doesn’t have a wormery these days? They also had a go at climbing the ladder to pick apples from Nana’s tree. After lunch we went out to hunt for conkers and climb trees, then when Carl finished work we popped to his Mum and Dad’s house where we hand fed a tame pigeon in their garden. So all in all a very nature-filled, slightly bizarre day!
Friday was my birthday, so of course I was woken up at 6.30am by two very excited little girls who couldn’t wait a moment longer to give me my cards and present! I was absolutely exhausted by this point in the week I’m not going to lie, but it was my birthday and the girls were super excited for a special day out with Nana so I sucked it up and we had another great day.
My big birthday day out started with a trip to the farm and a chance to feed them sheep and goats. Mabel was a bit nervous and Greta really wasn’t sure about letting the animals eat out of her hand, but it was lovely see them getting up so close to the animals. After the farm we had a very special treat of ice cream and waffles and then we went down to the beach for the last hour of sunshine and to run off all the sugar!
Last week seemed to be really busy and we packed a lot in so apologies but the vlog has ended up being a bit of a long one, but we hope you enjoy anyway!
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