Thursday, 23 April 2015

So That Was Easter 2015

It was back to school and college for us on Monday which, after 2 weeks off together, was rather depressing. It was really hard to get myself out of bed at 6.15am on Monday morning. Once I was up, I was fine but it did take a good 25 minutes to convince myself to leave my bed.

The holidays were amazing. I loved having the time off with the kids and with Husband, who enjoyed a 4 day weekend. It's so rare that he gets a full weekend off. We took advantage of an offer from my MIL to take the kids to her farm for a sleepover and an Easter egg hunt and headed out for a night out together with friends. It was so much fun!

Miss C absolutely loved going to horse camp during the first week of the holidays. She was supposed to go on the second week but they changed the dates for her as there were more kids on the first week. It was great for her as she got to meet lots of new children and made some new friends. She loved having Sonny the pony to look after. She enjoyed mucking him out, feeding him, grooming him and riding him for 2 hours a day. I thought she would be exhausted when she got home but she was still full of beans. She just slept really well at night!

Z enjoyed Karate camp in the first week of the holidays. It's a tough three hours for the kids but it's all good fun for them and they've all built up a good rapport. After Karate, we had Z's best friend over until his Mum finished work so the boys loved going down to the football pitch together with me hanging out the window to keep an eye on them. They also had a great time playing on the hay bales whenever we went to pick Miss C up.

The second week of the holidays were a bit quieter in terms of activities. We stayed at home some days, watched movies and played games. We took advantage of the sunny days and headed to the park. Z went out to the cinema with his best friend and then they played a few games of badminton. The kids also went to the clubs on at the local leisure centre for a few hours which meant I had a little time to myself to do the mundane jobs like cleaning the bathrooms and the ironing.

To finish off our two week break, we headed to a local shopping centre with the kids to choose some things for their birthdays and they got a treat from Build-a-Bear. We were really surprised that Z wanted to get a Toothless Build-a-Bear but he loves Toothless and he was delighted with him. He has him in his bed with him now.

It was a real reality check when my alarm went off on Monday morning but it isn't long until the big Summer holidays where I'll be off for a total of 10 weeks and the kids will be off for around 7 weeks. The countdown is on to make some more amazing memories and enjoy every day together.

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