It has been another fantastic week I apologise for the lack of pictures. A lot of the time I am just too busy to take them, but it is compounded by the fact that my camera lens on my phone is horribly scratched and the pictures come out all blurry. Hopefully that will soon be remedied!
Anyway, here is a quick update on what we have all been up to for those who are interested.
On Sunday we decided a walk in the fresh air was in order, despite the chilly weather. We all wrapped up and braved the Arboretum. It was lovely to walk round the lake and see the last of the Autumn colours in the many different types of trees in the Arboretum. We fed the ducks (and many many seagulls!) and went to see the progress on fitting the new playground. Only the zip wire was open, but Holly managed about fifteen goes on it LOL. An Indian takeaway back home warmed us up
On Monday we headed to a big home ed meet up at Go Kidz Go soft play.The children enjoyed a run around with their friends I went to aqua fit later too
On Tuesday we met Nanny and Grandad at Enginuity science museum. The kids (and Grandad!) had a great time moving the steam loco, testing different wind turbines, solving puzzles, operating recycling machines and robots, fuelling boilers and exploring hydro electric power. Afterwards we went to the Museum of Iron and the Darby furnace. Alfie and Holly already knew the process of mining and smelting iron from Minecraft!!!
On Wednesday Alfie and Amber accompanied me to get the car valeted at a local garden centre. Holly opted for a quiet day at home, where Daddy was working. Whilst the car was having a very overdue clean (skip on wheels anyone???) we had a snack in the cafe, Alfie took Amber onto the little soft play, then we did the rather tricky snowman trail – finding ten characters from the Snow Man and the Snow Dog hidden all around the centre! In the evening I visited Bex and spent a happy couple of hours cuddling a wriggling then sleeping Violet
On Thursday we met lots of home ed friends for more soft play fun at Come Into Play. Well, the kids ran round and played but I mainly ate cake and drank coffee apart from a few goes on the slide with Amber, so I headed to the gym later
Yesterday I took Alfie and Amber to the Sea Life Centre with Elaine, Jacob and Jess. It was a bit chaotic with the building work, but the kids had fun. Holly wanted to stay at home so Nanny and Grandad came to stay with her and she had great fun building train tracks, crafting and doing sand art.
Today we met Steve, Andy and Toby for a lovely lunch and catch up at Pizza Express in Milton Keynes. There was the most beautiful sunset on the way home