Finishing off the week

Well hello Friday!   

This is us back in bed for a third time this morning reading The Enchanted Wood – which Z & N love more than any of the other read alouds we’ve done this year. Go Enid Bylton. 

Wednesday was music class and driving day and it apparently wiped me out for the rest of the week. I think Daylight Saving may have had a part to play. It’s such a long day we just embrace it and go pick up Alex in pjs and bring our dinner along. 

We’ve been out in the garden a lot. Hopefully planting next week after this weekends snow (yeah March is not spring) and until then we’ll keep painting and reading The Enchanted Wood. 



Recovery day

Yesterday was exhausting and fantastic, and did I mention exhausting. I had the car for the whole day so we could go to music class but being a one car family this means I have to drop Alex at the Park & Ride, and pick him up again after dinner. Just like so many other families do.

So it’s long day for the girls and I, and I won’t even delve into the stress of having to do all this driving. I knew that a fun music class would rock the girls world, and it really did. They loved it so I suck up having to do all this motorway driving, and yes I parked in the overflow carpark away from the sports center (where the music class is) so I can park diagonally and not annoy anyone.

I love the overflow car park. I really don’t want to have to deal with other cars being anywhere near me, and since the girls have been in the car from the get-go of me learning how to drive they understand. They get why mummy parks so far away, and why it’s a big deal when I drive “solo”. So I won’t have a word said against three year olds. Terrible threes I think not.

After music class and lunch we crashed out with Thomas and Friends, and some Sense and Sensibility. Since we still had to get Alex after dinner I knew we needed to pace ourselves. I have learnt a lot from my Twitter friends who are on the go with kids and cars. Pacing and meal planning are essential to reduce the chances of a frazzled mummy and kids.

Since we took it easy we were all in good spirits when we set off in the DARK for Alex. I downloaded a couple of audiobooks for us to listen to when we parked up.

So we did it! Go team Pingu!

Today was recovery. Chores that went undone yesterday needed doing. Zoey and Nomi played long and hard all day to catch-up. Trains, animals, tea parties, octopus wrestling, octopus chase, more trains, a bike ride, Thomas, buttons, and more trains. I got some sewing done, hopefully more tomorrow. Nomi has asked for us to start tomorrow off with the watercolor paints and for me to paint too so we’ll see how much actual sewing I get done. I should really be pining things right now but meh I need to recover.

We arrived at the car park (for music class) they clapped



When we got home they started to unwind.



Today was a big day for us. Driving. Music class. More driving. I’ll blog about it tomorrow. I’m tired tonight and I have a book on the art of tidying to read.

A break in freezing temperatures

Today it was freakishly warm, oh so warm that we could have not worn fleeces and water proof pants but where is the fun in that.

I drove us to the play park. A super straight forward drive, and an empty car park so no parking issues. After all that time spent practicing parallel parking am I ever going to do it for real? (No, never ever!)

Anyway, the park was fun. Nomi and Zoey were so happy, grateful and excited it was as if I’d driven them to IKEA. Though they did pull me up on the lack of car picnic. It’s going to be nice going places during the week.

The weather was so mild I told the girls that we’d have to go out in the afternoon so I could rake the back garden and fill up the leaf compost pen again. They opted to draw in their tree top house whilst a wake of turkey vultures circled overhead.





Assuming there’s some road kill to draw that many vultures together or perhaps they are just home for the holidays.

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