This week.. Has been rather strange.
As you may know, for many years my OH was house husband, so we have never had to worry about childcare in the 6 week holidays. He now has his own gardening business, so summer is the busiest time, and this year is the first year we have had to plan child care over the holidays.
I took the first 2 weeks off work to be with the kids, but went back to work this Monday.
So, my dad had the kids Sun evening through to Tuesday night, 2 sleep overs. 2 nights without the children. Weird, really weird. The house was tidy and so quiet. We went out for meals, by ourselves with no interruptions, it was really nice.
In the 2 days, they got up to lots. But he didn't take any pictures because he left his camera in the car.. C even held an owl on her arm, you will just have to imagine that as no pictures to prove it!
On Wednesday, my mum took the kids the Yorkshire wildlife park. They had a great day. and she took this picture for me.
Also on Wednesday, I found out I had been picked to be a Red Hot Taste Maker and work with the Red Hot World Buffet for 2013/14. Very exciting, and I will share more in a later post.
For the rest of the week we managed the child care between myself and OH and it worked OK. The next 2 weeks will be the same.
Today, we went to Manchester with my sister and her husband to look what was going on for the Dig the City event some great things to see, which I will post more about later in the week.
The National Trust had a stand and were showcasing the 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4. A great stand and great interaction with the children. Whilst we were there, another 2 items ticked off the list. No 13, make a mud pie and No 25, Make a grass trumpet.
After that a bit of water play for the kids in the fountains
So, that was our week. How was yours?