A week of the school holiday's has been and gone already. I'm loving the lazy mornings (sometimes there even lazy days) not having to stick to the bedtime routine and being able to go out with the kids during the evening. We haven't been on any proper days out yet because we have 6 weeks of activities we need to consider, the weather hasn't been the best either and all of the places I want to go do rely on the weather unfortunately.
I think we've had a few nice days though, just being together and being at home means the world to me - Lord knows I'll miss days like that when we are in London.
Last Sunday Osh was with his dad so we took the girls to Dinas Dinlle for a walk with their pram and the scooter after dinner. We spent Wednesday with our cousins at my Grandparents house. On Thursday it was business as usual because I had to work from 3pm onwards. Friday we only went out to the weekly shop but we did have a sneaky cake in the cafe before we started. We headed to Liverpool for our Nephew's 1st Birthday party on Saturday and I was back in work on Sunday.
After dinner on Sunday we decided to leave the dishes and went to McDonald's for a McFlurry, we drove up to Marchlyn to eat them. The views weren't as great as I'd hoped because the weather was so awful - but the kids loved it. It was Martha's first McFlurry and I assumed she would copy Osh and Isabella - but shestarted having a little strop and when I looked at what she was doing, she was trying to use the spoon as a straw but nothing was coming through.
I've been asked a fair few times these past few week's about how I cope with knowing Martha need's surgery, to be honest - I haven't really let myself think about it too much. Of course it's always in the back of my mind but what will I gain by dwelling on it constantly? All that will happen then is that I get far too fixated with worrying about what's to come that I won't enjoy the here and now.
So the plan for now is to carry on as we are - and that's suits us down to the ground.
ps. Here are a few pictures of the kids out and about.