Saturday, 23 May 2009

Changing plans

This year is definitely a case of 'expect the unexpected', and not necessarily in a good way! We, along with alot of other people, have had to cut down our staffs hours on a temporary basis, hopefully short term. May already seems busier - let's just wait and see! This means I am on standby to work whenever required, and when Jonathan gets a call from his brother asking him to go down and look after his parents, who are unwell, for a weekend, that's what he has to do! So once again, I call on my amazing parents to have the children whilst I get over to our shop. It is not the way we hoped to be spending the bank holiday weekend, but, at the moment, it is how it has to be.
On a happier note, Henry had a teacher training day yesterday and so he, Evie, me and my Mum headed off to Legoland with the Tesco's tickets my Mum had managed to get for us and a picnic! We had a great day, was busy and some of the queues were just too long, but the children were so well behaved and Henry came back pleased as punch with his 'Indiana Jones' style hat Nana had brought him and a new Star Wars Lego set. The hat has hardly left his head since, he even hung it on his bedhead last night!

I am so pleased it is half term, we have no real plans, but Henry has just finished his SATs - the teachers were very good at not worrying the children and just making it all into a 'competition', but he is tired now and he had a sickness bug last weekend. His best friends mum Emma had very kindly taken him to a party that they had been invited to and Henry was sick all over the floor after a few mouthfuls of food, but came home hungry and seemed fine, so I put it down to over excitement. The next day we went to friends for lunch, they live in Wisbech which is just over an hours drive form us and he was sick one minute from home, Jonathan's car still hasn't recovered! So he spent Monday with Nana (again) recovering whilst I had to go to work.
Evie is also tired after a half term of three pre-school sessions a week, we have had a couple of very bad days of tantrums and then she has fallen asleep in front of the TV at 5pm! But unfortunately keeps waking up at 3.30am and then again at 6am.
Today was great, we planned to spend the whole day in the garden, but Tina and Simon arranged an impromptu barbecue - always the best kind! They have a fantastic water centre that the children spent hours in, Simon cooked on the barbecue and we managed a water fight with poor Tina coming off worse - but at least it was her house so she could - and did - change into dry clothes! Fantastic fun was had by all!

So Jonathan is home tomorrow and we are off to friends in the afternoon, no plans for half term, but fingers crossed this weather continues.
Have a good one all

1 comment:

Sandie said...

What fabulous photos!! Love the Legoland ones especially, have a great half term xx