Today has been a really busy day!
We went to view a preschool for James first thing in the morning. The people were lovely, the room didn’t smell, and their ideas were simple and sound. James went running off straight away to play, interacted with other children and was sad when we had to leave. All in all, pretty good.
Then we popped to Morrisons for bread. I say ‘bread’, but actually I ended up having a cuppa in the café to feed Noah, and then picked up a load of fruit as well as bread. I also bought James a new coat. You never just get what you’ve gone for, do you?!
On home for lunch, to stay in and play for a bit until the Virgin man came to mend the telly box, and then out to play!
James wore his new coat, and we started off our outside time with James in the pushchair so that I could get my half-hour-minimum walk in. At our six week postnatal check I found out I’ve put on just over a stone while pregnant with Noah. After a slow start with the mastitis and horrible back pain, now I’m ready to get back into shape. So I’m trying to do at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. A walk seems the most sensible and by far the easiest to fit into our day.
The walk took us down this tree-lined street.
The trees provided lots of conversation: the wind had blown lots of branches and twigs on the ground; we spotted a bird’s nest, and I showed James the circles inside a tree stump.
Then we got to the park, which is apparently “the blue park”, according to James.
James opened the gate, and ran quickly along the snake, hissing as he went.
Noah was lovely and cosy inside my coat, and for once wasn’t trying to squash his nose against my chest!
James says this telescope is Upsy Daisy’s!
It might have been cold outside, but look what a beautiful blue sky we had. So lovely to be playing while its bright, rather than dull and overcast.
Today he looked through it and said he could see the sun, “not the sun’s friend”. I asked who the sun’s friend is, and James replied, “the moon!”
After a lovely time in the park, we strolled home to play trains. A lovely busy day has James in bed on time, even though Rob is home! Hurray!