Welcome back to another week in pictures. These last few days we have filled with a few walks, a bit more baking and some puzzles. My daughter has settled into going to school each afternoon, however the boy certainly hasn’t. He has been throwing more than his usual tantrums. Though, I feel he may be suffering with a cold and a bit of tiredness.
Saturday: Irchester Country Park
After feeling a bit down last weekend after turning 30, my amazing wife tried to organise a surprise outing. Unfortunately I spoiled it by not letting her know when my meeting would finish in the morning. All of that aside she got her family to meet us at Irchester Country Park for a spot of Pokemon hunting and photo taking. We brought along the double buggy expecting the children to get tired and ask for rides on the way round. However, they surprised us all by the boy only riding for the first half mile before walking the rest. We found plenty of ups and downs in amongst the trees and eventually got to the playground. The children’s area was great, plenty of things for both of the children to play on.
In the evening we invited everyone to our house for a curry. The meal was great and the company even better. It was really good to have a bit of social time, something I feel my wife and I have really missed.
Monday: Parks and Baking
With my daughter still only at school in the afternoon I took the morning to spend a bit of time at the park. Both the children love parks, plus I had a little photography challenge to complete. We spent most of the morning at the park and there is plenty to do there. I managed to get my motion blur shot of my daughter coming down the slide, you can see it on my Instagram. After school I promised her we would also do some baking. It was one of those days where everything seems to workout. We baked some Victoria sponge cup cakes, putting jam in a little hole we cut in the top. Finally, giving them a generous dusting of icing sugar on top. They have pretty much all gone already.
Tuesday: Puzzles and Dancing
The titles are starting to feel a little like a song from Tangled. Speaking of Disney songs, my daughter found one of her music books that plays a Sleeping Beauty song. She decided to do some dancing round her bedroom to it. Even the boy wanted to join in. We spent most of the morning prancing around the children’s bedroom, galloping together and spinning around.
After expending all that energy we sat down to do some puzzles. Both of the children enjoyed doing a tiger puzzle together, afterwards the boy returned to his train set. My daughter found an alphabet caterpillar and we set about sounding out all the letters with phonics. I could tell she is enjoying school by how she was so engaged with this activity.
Wednesday: Walks at Brixworth
This week seems full of walks. A friend from where I used to work asked if we wanted to meet up. He also plays Pokemon Go and so it was a good opportunity to try out another country park, this time we choose Brixworth. Again the children pretty much walked most of the way round our hour long walk. Exploring little patches of forests and finding gnome sculptures. My daughter even pulled off an interesting grumpy face as you can see in the picture above. After the walk we went to the play area which was set over two levels with a steep hill in between. Down this hill was a slide, my goodness it was a fast slide! There’s a picture on my Instagram which shows the boy about to fly off the end, so if you go be careful.
It’s been a much more productive week for me. Perhaps that is because of the brighter outlook I had from the weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to read my mid week post please do so here, it’s all about helping each other. How has your week been? Let me know in the comments. I’m partly looking forward to and partly dreading next week with my daughter starting school full time. If you have enjoyed reading about this week please feel free to hit that share button. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time.