We’ve been making the most of still being able to use our preschool pass and packing in the trips to Legoland this week, with not one but three days there!
Out and About
Yesterday was the last day we could use our preschool pass until September and we made sure we enjoyed our summer days at Legoland while we still could – just the three of us last Friday, a day with Jessica’s preschool friends on Tuesday and then yesterday we took Auntie Maxine to Legoland for the first time. The girls have been loving spending so much time at their favourite theme park although it has been interesting to see how Jessica’s tastes have changed since the start of the season. She used to love the pirate show but now she gets frightened by all the bangs and the Heartlake Friends show has become the firm favourite instead. Sophie just loves it all, although gets frustrated when Jessica gets to go on rides without her!
As well as our days out at Legoland, we also enjoyed time at Party in the Park on Saturday and Jessica had her very first ride on a pony (although wasn’t too sure about the experience!).
On Sunday, we spent the morning at a fundraising summer fayre in memory of Amelia, my friends’ daughter who died last year as a result of an epileptic seizure. Since Amelia’s death, Lisa and Ashley, her parents, have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of Epilepsy Research Action and help fundraise for them. There were lots of stalls selling various items – sweets, stationery, jams and chutneys and plants as well as face painting, a raffle and a tombolo. I’m always unlucky on the tombolo but I did win some lovely flowers, candles and a bottle of prosecco in the raffle. Jessica also enjoyed having her face painted as Hello Kitty again! Afterwards, we went to visit Nanny and spend some time with my family.
Fun at home
We’ve not spent a lot of time at home this week although we have had Auntie Maxine come to stay for a couple of days and the girls have loved spending time with her.
Time for me
I got to have a lovely long lie-in on Saturday morning – it was utter bliss and much needed!
On the blog
This week’s Parenting Pep Talk guest post featured the lovely Jocelyn from The Reading Residence, sharing her words of encouragement and advice that she’d found helpful. It would be lovely to hear some more positive parenting moments from other bloggers, so f you would like to join in with Parenting Pep Talk, please let me know!
My happiest moment
Having snuggles in bed in the morning with both my girls and Sophie giving Jessica a big cuddle and kiss and saying “Awww! I love you too, Jess-sha!” So adorable.
Next week I would like to…
I still need to make those sunhats! Better get a move on or else summer will be over before I get around to it!