Monday 8th August 2016
L’s best friend flew over from Ireland to stay with us for 10 days on Saturday and the weather was forecast to be totally amazing this week so I got planning as many activities as I could.
As usual my Mondays are a house/blog catch up day. But I did have to pop to a doctors appointment first thing. There’s a park right opposite so I took C there once we were finished in the doctors. We spent the afternoon at home though.
L & her friend went out and about and cycled into our local town to have a look around.
Tuesday 9th August 2016
Today we went to a local dry ski slope centre. I met up with a friend and my sister and obviously we had L and her friend too. I managed to find a deal online that morning whereby I paid for one half an hour session and got the second half price. We’ve been here before and I know that half an hour is more than enough time. By the time their session is over they’re always bright red in the face and exhausted especially with having to drag the Ringos back up the slope.
After dinner we made a spur of the moment decision seeing as the weather was still hot and sunny to take the kids crab fishing. We’re lucky enough to have somwhere to go which is only a 5 minute drive away and we have all the equipment in the garage – all we needed to do was buy some bait.
We all had such a good time. Last year when we went I have a feeling C was a little too young to take part but this year he loved catching the crabs in his net from the crab lines when one of us had one to pull up. I don’t think L’s friend had any idea what it was going to be like but she throughly enjoyed herself. We managed to catch loads of crabs but of course we popped them back in safely again before we headed home.
Wednesday 10th August 2016
Today I took the girls over to Poole to have a few hours fun in Splashdown – it’s a fun packed waterpark with slides inside and out. They have 13 rides and 3 splash zones for the under 5’s. I could have taken C into the splash zones but he’s such a daredevil he would have wanted to have gone on the bigger rides and when you tell him he’s not big enough his reply is “But I am a big boy now Mummy” Bless him. So I met my sister (she only lives up the road from there) and instead we took him into a soft-play centre next door. He had fun in there, we had chat and a coffee and the girls had a blast. They were in there for 3 hours in the end!
Thursday 11th August 2016
We woke to more sunshine today so I took all three kids to Hoburne so they could go in the outdoor pool. I didn’t swim today but I enjoyed sitting in the sun on a sun lounger watching the three of them have fun. I think we ended up having what was our third BBQ of the night this week too! Gotta love the summer.
Friday 12th August 2016
L had arranged to meet some friends down the beach today so I left them too it and although C & I were too late getting over to toddler group we headed over to my sisters instead for some lunch and a walk round the heath with her dog. C spotted a few horses and was happily enough just getting out in the fresh air.
Phew! Another busy week and a busy one planned for next week too.