It’s week 7 of Project 366, and it involved quite a bit of half term fun.
This half term break came round so quickly after Christmas, it felt like they’d hardly been back at school for any decent length of time. But it’s always nice to have a few days off – N spent 2 days with his dad on the farm, then I had 3 days off with him.
We managed to get out for our first proper day out of the year. Most to date in 2016 have involved the park rather than specifically going anywhere, so it was nice to get out and do something.
On Sunday, we didn’t get up to much. It was a really chilled out day at home, well as chilled as it can be, and involved some Lego building. I got all excited about N’s tractor on the left…until he told me his uncle made it for him. Talk about lazy Lego building. Or maybe just a delegator in the making. He likes the quad bike I made, although they never stay build and intact for long with him around.
On Monday I was back at work, but N’s been playing his ukelele quite a bit recently. Just strumming, but he does love getting it out for a play. The piano’s also had a tinkle too – I’ll probably start thinking about getting him booked in for music lessons ready for next year. Hopefully he’ll be able to do an instrument next year, usually they say everyone from year 2 who wants to learn can, anyone younger needs to wait for spaces if they’re already fully booked.
On Tuesday, it was another work day, so I didn’t take many photos. This was sunrise from the bedroom which was pretty special as I don’t see many of them at the time they are at the moment.
On Wednesday I went to a different dance venue because my regular one has closed down. The venue was nice, but there weren’t enough men to dance with for my liking – too many girls dancing as leaders which I don’t mind in class but don’t want to do in freestyle out of choice. It was good to catch up with some old friends from the old classes I used to go to. I was parked near a bridal and couture boutique, and their window displays were really pretty – including these stunning Irregular Choice shoes.
On Thursday morning we headed to a friend’s house for a playdate and catch up. It’s funny to watch N and the little girl play. There are nearly 6 months between them, and being boy and girl it’s noticeable how they don’t just get stuck in together like N might do with a boy. They did colouring and drawing together first of all, then we suggested they make an obstacle course for some vehicle races which they enjoyed, then hide and seek. Followed by a bit of story time with us mums having to read to them.
On Friday it was a really bright morning and I’d planned to take N to Stowe for a walk round, and hopefully catch up with some of the NCT girls. It didn’t happen when N refused to go to Stowe, so instead we headed over towards Aylesbury and Bicester to try out the Green Dragon Eco Farm. Play wise, it’s brilliant and N was in his element, the farm part is ok once N agreed to leave the play area and stop moaning about his aching legs. But the food choice was very disappointing – a shame, because it did put a dampener our morning there. I’ll be writing up our visit in the next week or so.
Saturday was mostly another chill out day. N went out on the farm, while I headed into town to do some jobs I needed to sort out. After lunch, N had some Youtube time sitting in the living room with me – his little cheeks were really rosy…he assured me it was just the heat of the fire. Why he doesn’t take his jumper off when he’s warm I don’t know! He looks like my little pixie when he’s got his hoods up.