Another full on week for us. No change there eh? Hoping for a rest after this weekend, as next week isn’t so hectic. H spent his pocket money/birthday money on a Lego Chima Mammoth Walker this week. He’s been talking about it for weeks and it arrived really quickly, which was a bonus. Once it came he spent a whole afternoon putting it together. He did it by himself and was very proud of it. Not sure what will happen with it now. H tends to build things and then use the pieces to make other things, but this set might be different. It’s certainly stayed in one piece longer than most of his lego constructions. We’ll have to wait and see I guess.
On Monday we spent the day in Eastside Park, Birmingham. This is a new park in Birmingham City Centre. We met up with some local Birmingham bloggers and a couple of others came in from the wider Midlands area. Thanks to Zoe from Mama Geek for the taking this fab picture of the bloggers and their children. We have a lovely picnic lunch and the children really enjoyed playing together despite being a wide range of ages.
On Tuesday H and I went on a mother and son trip leaving poor old Daddy behind to go to work. Off we headed for Wales with the boot piled high with scooters and sand toys. We were able to catch up with some friends and get to the beach too. H and I love the seaside, so being able to get there is always a plus. Here’s H and his friend having a hug over an alfresco lunch. As you can see the boys were happy to see each other and spend some time together.
Bodyboarding is something H has liked the look of for a while, so I decided that it was high time that we bought a bodyboard for him, especially as we have a week at the seaside planned for the end of the summer holidays. H picked out this fabulous tiger board from the selection on offer. Bodyboarding was a big success and H was happy to be in the sea for hours. I think next year I’ll have to get him a new wetsuit as this one is pretty snug.
Another first for this week was a donkey ride. H has never been that keen to do a horse or donkey ride when we have had the opportunity. This was the first time I’d been able to persuade him onto one and he did enjoy it.