I really enjoyed the #happydayslinky last week and I am joining in again this week.
This week has been us trying to entertain ourselves with days out for free before we go on holiday at the end of the month. It’s been mostly late nights and food being whatever we grab at the time.
Here are my happy days from the week.
The boys enjoyed a long bike ride from our house to their Nanny’s house this week.
We had one of those days where we were just restless with no plan for the day. We’d taken it easy not doing a lot in our pj’s until about 10.30am and that’s about as much indoor time we could handle. The boys wanted to go on a bike ride. Hubby usually loads the bikes in his van and I drive in the car with the boys to our local county park that is great for bike riding. But as hubby was at work and we still don’t have a bike rack a cycle ride to Nanny’s was the best option. It took about 30 minutes to get there and 30 minutes to get back. I pushed the buggy incase my youngest got tired but I ended up running to catch up the whole way there and back, he wasn’t tired at all! We stopped off to see the ducks and to play at the park on the way back and it was a great way to make the most out of the day.
Hubby took our 8 year old out on his motocross bike to the track. It’s so nice they have a sport that brings them together and helps them bond. It’s also a great way for DS1 to get rid of any stress and frustration he has and he came back really proud of himself and in a great mood.
I tried something new
Cooking has got a bit boring for me and the family have got a bit bored of eating the same old thing every week. I was having a lazy morning watching Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals and was drooling over this amazing mustard chicken and dauphinoise potatoes he was making. He made it look so easy so I thought ‘even I can do that’. I had to go out and buy all the ingredients I didn’t have, which was everything, and it certainly cost quite a bit more than I usually spend on one meal but it actually turned out really well. Hubby ate it all up, 8 year old loved it, 6 year old cried and gagged like it was a bush tucker trial from ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’, and 3 year old did pretty well, which as far as my cooking goes, was a real success! Now I have the key ingredients I will definitely be making it again.
A free family fun day
We had a great time at a local free family fun day. The weather was amazing and there was lots to do for the kids. 3 year old went straight for the face painting table as he loves to be Spider Man! 6 year old spent most of his time bouncing around happily on a space hopper and 8 year old found some friends so I didn’t see him much for the whole time but he had fun!
I’m really enjoying the school holidays and I don’t want it to end!