Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Keep on Trucking!

We had an impromptu visit today from Mr Wills who was on a break and he just happened to be in the area! It was so lovely to see him, a week can be a very long time without being together - and this week he is at work on Saturday too. He went to Tebay services yesterday and came over ladened with presents. Anyone who hasn't been to Tebay services (or heard about them) is probably thinking - the services - how romantic! But they have a farm shop and they sell lovely clothing like Fruigi and Joules - so I now have a pair of toasty warm feet thanks to my new slippers, and a cupboard full of lovely things like homemade marmalade and chutneys. I feel very spoilt. Hermione popped out to have a little sit in Daddy's truck, I think she rather enjoyed herself.

Thats all for now - love Jem, Stu, Noel, April, Hermione, Samuel and Isaac x x x x x x x 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Settling in

We seem to have settled into our school and pre-school routine really well so far. Hermione loves pre-school and she always goes off with a smile on her face. I have parents evening today for Noel and April and a parents morning for Hermione on Wednesday so we'll see what has been happening on the other side of the coin, but from this end everyone seems happy and well settled. And I had forgotten what good exercise it is pushing a double pushchair for 3 hours a day while we get there and back!

Look what I made this morning at Noah's Ark

The boys are on the move now, a combination of bum shuffling and commando crawling - if the school run doesn't keep me fit, then running around after that pair will!  It's quite entertaining to watch them playing, they have such different personalities. Samuel will sit and play with the same car for ages, turning the wheel and studying it, where as Isaac likes to get into mischief and he will empty all the boxes out and try to get into the cupboards to empty those out too!

Samuel covering himself in his snack instead of eating it

Isaac having lots of fun on the swing

On Tuesdays we have a day out as Hermione isn't at pre-school and I want to make the most of having her at home before she starts school. I took this photo on a sunny Autumn day at Calke Abbey, where we had a lovely time.  

It was great fun running between the 3 children pushing them on the swings!

I think that's all our news really - life is just a cycle of mealtimes, bathtimes, school runs and laundry - with a sprinkle of homework and storytime mixed in for good measure. Its very, very hectic a lot of the time, but I wouldn't have it any other way (well maybe sometimes...)

Lots of love

Jem, Stu, Noel, April, Hermione, Samuel and Isaac x x x x x x x