It seems like so much longer than a week ago that we were on holiday in the sunshine. Whilst I’m missing chilled out days strolling by the coast and sitting around a campfire, it’s actually a relief to get back into a routine.
The holiday comedown
Last week was just the break we all needed. We had a lovely week camping as a family, quickly followed by a mini-break at the fabulous Bank House hotel and spa for me. Our journey back from holiday was long and rather tiring. The only problem with using our trailer tent is that you have to drive so slowly when you’re towing it. After that journey, my spa break couldn’t have come at a better time. By the time I came home on Saturday, I felt thoroughly relaxed.
Sunday was swimming day as usual, plus a few minutes spent doing Libby’s homework for the week. Homework always seems to get left to the last minute in our house. But I’m a firm believer that they would miss out on so much learning if they spent too long on homework.
The birthday countdown
This week has been all about Libby’s birthday. She has been excited about it for months. Seeing all her friends having their birthdays and going to their parties has made her very aware that she is one of the last to turn five. She’s not having her birthday party this weekend, but her birthday is on Sunday.
We’ve decided to invest in a really good bike for her. She is doing well on the one she’s got, but it’s so heavy with such tiny wheels that it’s difficult. I’m looking forward to being able to take her out for a proper bike ride after her birthday.
Our Thursday photo #161
As you might expect, our Thursday photo #161 has a birthday theme. Party bags and supplies kindly sent us Libby’s party bags in return for a post on my Instagram. I loved the photo so much I had to share it on here as well.
The girls were deep in discussion about the best way to blow bubbles. In the meantime, the wind had picked up and was blowing the bubbles for them. The innocence of childhood.