I am so behind on my blog! This is largely because my surgery was supposed to be last Friday, but got postponed for another week due to an urgent case taking precedence This has totally thrown me, and my gallbladder seems to agree as it has been getting progressively more painful as the days passed. I am half expecting the same to happen again this week but am desperately hoping it doesn’t or I fear I will end up admitting myself anyway. Ho-hum. Staying positive!!! Here is a little of what you missed
Whilst the car went for it’s MOT, Alfie and Grandad built the new swing. This has been so well used over the last couple of weeks! The kids have pined for a swing since we moved and left the old one behind in Sutton. Moving the chicken coop down near the house left just the perfect space for a double swing
Right next to the other garden favourite – the trampoline!
We went to Brownhills Library to get lots of new books and audio CDs.
We went to Crash Bang Wallop soft play to meet schooled friends – Sally, Evie and Finn, and Julie, Will and Evie.
We spent lots of time in the garden. Doing play dough, making cards, building sand castles, designing giant water slides, weeding, chicken keeping, playing golf and crochet, paddling, doing sticker maths books, swinging, bouncing, playing and working!
We have been doing lots of fun things in the house too – cooking, crafts, Lego, jigsaws, board games, Minecraft, imaginary games, magazines….
We cycled down to Oak Park and went to the Family Fit and Fun Day. The kids got to make smoothies using pedal power on the smoothie bike, try out the active gym classes, go on the bouncy castle, have balloon models made and get lots of freebies from the stalls. All three children have now joined the active gym class and will do their trial classes next week. We had a picnic in the playground afterwards, before cycling back home.
We had a lovely day at Alton Towers with Elaine, Jacob and Jess. We managed to try out some of the new CBeebies Land rides, as well as our old favourites.
Alfie enjoyed his Morrisons meat free breakfast whilst helping me with the shopping
We went to the library in Sutton Coldfield for yet more books and audio CDS, and got to watch the car tyre being fixed en route!
We spent a lovely day at the Arboretum with five other families (17 kids!) enjoying cycling, playing in the water jets on the splash pad and the playground. Amber had a ball pushing baby Violet on the swings
We had a lovely bike ride and play at Cannock Chase.
Always flowers to be found amongst the weeds