We thoroughly enjoyed half term, we visited friends and had a few treats, and generally made the most of it. The highlight of the week was a visit to Castle Donington Fair with Mum and Dad, everyone had a great time and even Samuel and Isaac got involved and had a little train ride.
The highlight of Noel's year - driving the dodgems
You can probably just see April peeping out next to my dad!
Hermione was very much into the fair this year
Samuel wasn't sure whether he liked it or not!
Isaac, on the other hand, loved every minute of it and was bouncing about and grinning
Unfortunately, we have lots of poorly children in the Wills household this week. Samuel and Isaac are both coughing and I am constantly wiping their noses, and they seem to have a bit of a nappy situation going on so they have been really under the weather. This of course, means lots of sleepless nights for me. Then last night I was up to Hermione who needed the toilet and she is off pre-school with a poorly tummy. Keeping her company is April, who told me this morning she felt unwell and I decided against sending her in case I was fetching her back half an hour along the line. I have just run the girls a nice warm bubble bath so hopefully they will feel better in a minute when they get in. I think April will back at school tomorrow as she hasn't been ill (yet!) but Hermione isn't back until Monday so that we don't spread our germs about too much.
The other piece of news, which is much more pleasant, is that we are having our new lawn laid this week. It's not quite finished yet but I am very excited about seeing our garden transformed. I really missed having a washing line yesterday but today its cold and wet so the tumble dryer is keeping busy. There's always plenty of washing in the Wills household!
Our last piece of news is that I won a prize last week from the Author Fiona Gibson. She asked "What are your simple pleasures" and so I put - "A hot cup of tea, clean sheets and something lovely to read would be my idea of heaven. As would going to the toilet without 5 children needing something but that's not quite so polite!" And I won on the strength of 5 minutes peace in the bathroom!!
My signed book and a little treat - which contained some lancome goodies
And on the that note, I am going to put my bread rolls in the oven and 2 little girls in the bath.
Lots of love
Jem, Stu, Noel. April, Hermione, Samuel and Isaac x x x x x x x