Last Thursday started early as the boys came in like it was Christmas morning at 6am! We hadn't got in until 1am the night before and didn't get to sleep till even later. Ben and I both had lessons that morning mine at 9 and then his an hour later. While Ben was having his lesson I headed into town with the kiddies.
I had missed them so much so we headed to Jassies so I could spoil them a little. This has to be the nicest sweet shop ever and the owner is even nicer. The boys beg to go their whenever we're in town.
We headed back home to meet Ben after his lesson and then we had another treat planned with the kiddies. A new soft play area The Play Factory, had just opened in Louth and we haven't had anything like this nearby for the children. It was easy to lose a few hours there and the prices for food and entry where very reasonable. It isn't the biggest in size but it was big enough for the boys. I'm glad we went fairly early as around noon it started to get really busy and we decided to head off not long after.
As you can imagine I ended up getting pretty wet but it was really enjoyable and nice because I didn't complain about the heat once!
Friday we headed strawberry picking and you can see the update about that HERE. That evening the kids and I made strawberry jam which was amazing! However not great when you are trying to diet.
Saturday morning was nice and relaxed and in the afternoon we headed to watch How to Train A Dragon 2 in 3D. It was Ewan and Rhys' first time watching a 3D movie and they loved it. The film was brilliant too and I found myself tearing up at parts. We spoilt ourselves with sweeties and popcorn. It was the perfect afternoon!
My mum came over on Sunday and we decided to take the kids to Woodthorpe Garden Centre. They have a lovely outside play area with trampolines, a massive sandpit and a large outdoor maze. Abby loved the sandpit and kept filling her shoes with sand. The boys loved the maze and were so pleased with themselves when they got to end. We finished the day with ice creams and watched the gliders in the sky.
This week has been much more relaxed and we've headed to the park a couple of times. We also went to Tesco's yesterday and did part of the school uniform shop. For 3 children it was crazily expensive even with all the deals and special offers. I came out over £100 lighter and I still don't have everything they need! I still have to get the jumpers with the school logo's which is another £40! Ouch!
Well I think that has pretty much got us up to date, it isn't that sunny out today so we are going to bake a Victoria Sponge and use how homemade jam! Again ore temptation while trying to diet!