With half term and Halloween now over, we are now on the countdown to Christmas and I have made a start on the Christmas shopping.
We are now full on with clubs, with one the kids having at least one per day. It is almost like pre-pandemic days, although we are doing a variety of sports and activities now, not just swimming.
Here is our week:
Sunday 31st October
Halloween and the kids finally made a start on their Halloween pumpkins, with Eliza making her own design and Sebby choosing Jack Skellington.
This is the first time we have used a template and it worked really well – we were all very proud of our creations.
It felt like a really long wait for it to go dark, but finally we could put them out and head out trick or treating.
Our estate was out in force and it was lovely to see the kids all dressed up. Everyone was well behaved and it was agreed before hand, that on-one would knock on doors without decorations, which worked really well. I think we have enough sweets to last until next year!!
Monday 1st November
Eliza and Sebby were back to school, but Isaac had an inset day, so he came out with me for a walk with Lilah and her new scooter.
She wasn’t sure at first, but soon got the hang of it.
Tuesday 2nd November
Since Isaac stopped swimming, he has been keen to get more active. We have been on a waiting list for our local climbing centre for months and today was his first lesson of his course.
He loved his first session and cannot wait to go again, even though his arms hurt afterwards.
Wednesday 3rd November
A work day for me at preschool, where most of the kids seemed to have coughs and colds. My only photo today was of Sebby’s homework which has to be handed in online.
Thursday 4th November
The weather has been so hit and miss lately that the tumble dryer has been used daily, so it felt really nice to get the washing on the line, probably for the last time of the year as it is starting to get cold.
Friday 5th November
Another work day for me and my only photo was of my lunch – we have the Christmas Meal Deal sandwiches back in and this is our favourite – I just had to send a picture to my husband!!
Saturday 6th November
Isaac is a Young Conservationist on Brownsea Island and goes over once a month to help Dorset Wildlife Trust.
It was very blowy waiting for the boat to arrive and I really regretted not wearing a coat. Luckily Isaac was more prepared and had a great day.
The volunteers collected 45kg of litter, just from one beach including a purple dress that was full of shore crabs. They also did some bird identification and cleared bracken around the site, where Isaac spotted a young deer and some red squirrels.
Sunday 7th November
Another work day for me. Isaac and Eliza volunteered to selling poppies with their scout group in our local Asda and raised £552.
How was your week?