Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to school - already?

I must confess, even though I am looking forward to the kids going back to school, deep down I am sad. I love having them around; playing, painting, squabbling but I would not have it any other way. However, they need to go back to school, they are missing being with their friends and I am missing having a tidy house. As not to miss out on the remaining precious moments I have plans to keep them entertained.

Today we went to the local fair; arts and crafts, food tasting, children's entertainment, to name but a few activities. It is so lovely to see such talent, to be part of the community and have these wonderful town events. Afterwards we went for lunch, this was a little stressful, the kids were very hungry, I was tired after having a very early start and to top it off one of my kids had a very loud tantrum and proceeded to knock her un-drunk beverage all over my jeans - sigh! We left shortly after we ate.

Should the weather remain dry we intend to venture to the park during the week with a picnic basket and Frisbee in hand and meet up with parents from my daughter's school.

If we have a rainy day it will be time for creating indoors; painting, sketching, collages and maybe go as far as creating an exploding volcano.

So whatever you are doing make it fun because you won't get this time back.

How do you intend to spend you last days with your little ones?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer School Holidays

We have been really busy over the school holidays. We have spent it going on day trips, spending time with family, staying in a hotel and so on. It has been wonderful. I have to say though, after the 4 week mark everyone seems to be getting a little tired of each others company. The kids are starting to squabble more, we as the parents are ready to get back to work but we have a further two weeks.

I am super organised so I have their uniforms, lunch boxes and any school necessities ready to go I am leaving the shoes until the last minute because their tiny feet seem to grow so quick. All in all I have little to get ready and even though I love having my kids at home it is increasingly noticeable that we need our space.

So enjoy your remaining time and let me know how you spent your holiday.

Here are a few things we have been busy with:

Granddad's barge

Paddling Pool


Parks and Picnics

Tree climbing

Painting - Plein Air

Hayling Island

Monkey Park- Trentham Gardens