Monday morning Eloise was excited to re-engage her creative side again. Now armed with kids safety scissors, a glue stick, googly eyes and her new craft table and chairs (after our fifth IKEA run on Sunday), entertainment for days. Lachlan also loved being able to sit in peace and is almost getting air in his bouncer.
After Liam got home from work there was the usual walk around the local loch, Eloise made sure that “baby” did not miss out, bringing her along in her own baby carrier for the journey.
Tuesday was mainly spent lounging about. The air mattress arrived for our special guests this weekend. Eloise loved playing with the pump and Lachlan seemed happy trying it out.
Wednesday started like any other day until thump, bang, boom, crash, “ahhhh”. Eloise decided to superwoman down the staircase, an impressive tumble. Luckily she bounced up as quickly as she had fallen. Nothing a biscuit or Bing couldn’t fix. Soph was straight on the phone to 111 (non-emergency), a nurse (not Becca) recommended a quick visit to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at the Royal Hospital for Children just to be on the safe side. Eloise thought as she had to go to hospital, she may as well make the most of the trip and get “baby” checked at the same time.
It was a quick trip to Royal Hospital for Children and we were back home in no time. When we arrived home Eloise was walking around saying “no stairs, no stairs, no stairs”, but fortunately is not scared of them. You sort of need to fall down the stairs to learn not to fall down the stairs.
In the afternoon Eloise found the breast pump and convinced Super Mum to let her feed Lachlan. He was not impressed. Eloise then tried copying Sophie so she could feed “baby”, who was much more cooperative.
After fully recovering from the morning flips Eloise insisted that Lachlan did not miss out on Bookbugs, and off Soph and the kids went. This week it was busier with approximately eight bubs in total with a bit of ‘mum goss’ on the sidelines.
Holy what ‽‽‽
We will leave the commentary at that.
Thursday morning Eloise was keen to climb again just in time for Gymboree day. There were lots of mums and dads but Sophie found mingling a bit challenging, Eloise insisted Super Mum stayed on her tail the whole time.
Friday morning was a wee challenging, Lachlan decided last night that he would try and run a marathon in his cot and that sleep was overrated.
Groceries shopping is now Eloise’s highlight of the week as she makes sure she is in charge of the item scanner. Her aim is improving which is speeding up the process. However, we have got to keep a close eye on her trigger finger, especially in the biscuit aisle. We are totally on board with the system, it is great being able to pack your bags on the go and then walk straight out of the shop.
Eloise spends a lot of time baking and helping prepare dinners while sitting up on the countertops. This was most likely the next accident waiting to happen so Super Mum ordered her a Little Helper Toddler Tower which arrived this afternoon. Eloise loves it and could not wait to put it to use, making some Scottish treats for our special guests this weekend.
Our car must think that we are still bad parents because at the start of each trip it keeps recommending a trip back to A&Eloise.