Week 3 – almost half way through the holidays already. Check out what we got up to in week 2.
Monday 1st August 2016
As usual Mondays is our only ‘home’ days during the week whilst we’re on the summer holidays. It gives me a chance to catch up on things at home. My Sister, Brother in Law & Baby H did pop over and they bought an epic lunch with them! It was what lunches should be all about … lots of salad, pots of pasta, cold chicken & french stick!
Tuesday 2nd August 2016
My sister and I took all three kids swimming today .. L even joined us! We went to one of the local pools where we’re members and went to the indoor pool, due to the weather not being brilliant. It was a bit too cold for the outside one.
Afterwards I needed to pop to Sainsburys to collect some wrapping paper for a certain someones Birthday tomorrow.
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Mr S’s Birthday!!!!! We all got up and rushed about like mad people trying to get out of the house for a reasonable time because today we headed to Beaulieu National Motor Museum. The park opened at 10am and we arrived shortly after 11. I hadn’t been to Beaulieu since I was a child in primary school. I think we went there once for a school trip. I could only literally remember one thing about it .. and funnily enough it was still there too.
Everyone was there to spend the day with us … my parents & sister & family too. I really didn’t know what to expect and how enjoyable it would have been for L who’s 13 & C who’s almost 4. But I have to say there really was something there for all of us to enjoy and we had a great day. I’ve done a full post on our day at Beaulieu if you wanted to take a look, there’s a lot more photos there too.
Thursday 4th August 2016
As I said last week C has a music class he attend term-time on a Monday but during the summer holidays his teacher puts on a 3 week summer course. We missed last weeks due to him being tired and excited his grandparents were here, but today we decided to pop along.
If i’m honest with you we shouldn’t have bothered. It takes place in a different location to his usual class and the children are a mix of all her classes so there was no-one recognisable there. C just didn’t want to take part in any of it and just sat there for the hour refusing to do a single thing. Talk about a waste of time and money! We won’t be returning for the last class next week. We’ll just wait until his usual classes resume in September.
Friday 5th August 2016
My sister attends a toddler group near her on a Friday and during the 4 Fridays in August they are running a summer toddler group for children of all ages. I thought this was a fab idea. When both of mine were little and we attended toddler groups I always hated it when it was the school holidays because I had on where to take my baby. I’m also quite sad now toddler groups seem to be something of the past for us …. they’ve been a big part of being a stay at home mum whilst my two were little. We would attend one most weeks if not two. I met some lovely friends through toddler group and the only reason we don’t go to any now is because C & I do so much during the week we just don’t have time to fit them in which is a shame.
So when this come up during the holidays we jumped at the chance to go along. It was a really lovely set up because when we arrived they were offering breakfast, we had a choice of toast, cereal or a bacon or sausage sandwich! Plus tea or coffee. All of that was included in the entry fee of just £1.50 for the two of us. Total bargain.
C had a great time – they had tables set up with play-doh, arts and crafts and puzzles and the organisers had a range of games planned to get the kids running off some steam. It all finished with a story and a few songs. It was great for me because I was able to sit and play play-doh with C and have a catch up with a friend who also went along.
Afterwards we headed back to my sisters for some lunch and then had a potter around Mothercare to have a test out of a few car-seats for C .. he’s about ready to move up to the next stage now so i’m on the lookout for his next one. It’s really hard trying to make a decision I think on something you are trusting to keep your child safe whilst on the roads.
How did you week 3 of the holidays go?