Monday, 8 August 2011

The holiday so far..

It is officially the third week of the summer holidays and this week we have nothing planned. On our first week we went to the cinema to see Harry Potter part 2. We also indulged in a McDonald's afterwards. Katie and Sam have been to the dentist for a check up and received shiny stickers of a dinosaur and a fairy for their good behaviour and shiny clean teeth. During the second week, Mum and I went to the funeral of my cousin Mick who bravely fought cancer but sadly passed away in July. We have also been to the cinema again, this time Charlotte, Jim, Sam and Uncle Kev watched Transformers 3, while Katie, Mum and I watched Arrietty. This turned into a very long evening and so we had another McDonald's...I have ordered some school uniforms on-line but need to order more, We have been bowling and had a great time followed by spending too much money on some string dolls in a vending machine, which the children loved, and yet another trip to McDonald's on the way home..

In the garden, which is now tidy, we have lounged and the children have played badminton and piggy in the middle, which is so much more fun with two piggies in the middle and the other two throwing either end..

A rota has been made to help with the time played on the computer, two hours per session and spread throughout the day seems fair at the moment.

Katie has spent a great deal of time in her pyjamas and dressing gown hugging cats :)

The cats have spent a great deal of time sleeping on the top of the fridge, so much so that I have put a cushion up there to keep them comfortable..

Or they have found that the chair works just as well..

I have also picked and stoned lots of wild plums and have frozen them for when I am ready to make jam..

Blackberries too, there are still lots to pick and so every few days I have been over the park getting a bowl full like this one.

My birthday came and went, Mum and Kev bought me some lovely flowers which are still blooming lovely..

Charlotte and Katie have been utilising their art skills in the garden with chalk..

These pictures are of characters from the games that they play on the computer..

But this one is what they call a "spy crab"....don't ask me why though...

This is while we waited at the bus stop to go to see Harry Potter...

As you can tell, they are never sensible and always playing around but they have had fun so far. At the end of next week we are off to London Zoo on a coach trip... wish me luck :)

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