We have been making January a month of fun and learning to banish the January blues that consume the country at this time of year. Luckily, despite the odd snow shower, we have not yet been snowed in like other Januarys, so have been able to get out and about meeting friends and having fun.
Alfie and Holly went to the Old Rep theatre with Rich and lots of HE friends to watch Horrible Christmas, from the Horrible Histories people. They had lots of fun. In the meantime, Amber and I met Nanny and Grandad at the National Forest Adventure Farm for a fun filled day – tractor and trailer ride, sliding, Lego building, guinea pig stroking, pedal tractors and chicken feeding
We had lots of fun the next day playing board games, doing jigsaws and building marble runs, before heading to Alfie’s gymnastics class.
As Daddy was away in Germany, we decided to treat ourselves to tea in Pizza Hut after gymnastics
The next day we had a lovely time ice skating with the Jones/Thomas clan All the kids loved it, and made me promise that they could go again the next week.
A play date with the lovely Kelly family followed the next day. The kids had a lovely time.
Friday Club the next day, with parachute design and testing galore Lots of parachutes have been made at home since too Game playing with friends, play dough, painting and Lego fun followed!
A weekend of Lego model making, board games, telling the time matching cards, followed by a day in Stafford. Pizza Express lunch, Shire Art Gallery, exploring the old court and holding cell, shopping, and a walk through the park and aviaries to the old water wheels.
A lovely day with nine HE friends at Enginuity, museum of science and engineering. We made bunnycopters then tested them from the overhead walkway, as well as exploring all the displays and interactives
We went ice skating with Cian, Cadi, Mael and Iolo again, and the kids were thrilled at how much they had improved already. A quick shop and recycle stop, then onto Alfie’s gymnastics class.
The following day we had lunch at Taybarns with Granny and Grandpa. Later, Alfie went to the kids’ gymnasium for a workout
Next, a fantastic day at Water World with the Webb and Kelly crews. A wonderful day of sliding, surfing, swimming and playing
Then Friday Club again – playing with friends and admiring the KNex theme park they had built.
A busy weekend – library for new books and CDs, building Lego models, mopping and cleaning, RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, card making, play dough, puzzle books, knitting, baking blueberry lemon cake, vegan donuts, sugar cookies, cottage pie, chicken cleaning, playing and reading!