The start of the week began with the weekly shopping playground run. Lachlan’s excitement for playgrounds is exponentially growing.
When Dad finished work, it was bike time. Eloise cheekily stole the bike pouch, the perfect holder for her and babies drink bottle.
It was a bit of a slow one, it had been a while since Eloise’s last ride, her legs were a bit rusty but eventually warmed up. Lachlan was happy bopping about pinching Liam’s back as the Brompton Bros raced along.
When we got home, Lachlan returned to trying to pole vault over the back fence. Got to keep an eye on that one.
The kids have discovered The Little Mermaid this week. We think that perhaps Lachlan has been inspired by King Neptune and is now usually found clanging around with his ‘trident’.
Rolling with this week’s theme, Eloise quickly whipped up some sea grass for King Neptune’s dinner.
After ScoMo’s visit last November , “on Tuesday Mr Marles [Deputy Prime Minister of Australia], who is on his first official trip to the UK since the Albanese Government was elected, visited the Govan shipyard in Scotland to inspect a Type 26 frigate, which is the basis for Australia’s next Hunter-class frigate”.
Wednesday morning started early with some shouting from the room next door, “MUMMMMM, Is it up time yet? MUMMMMM is it my birthday now? My birthday Mum? I’m coming in Mum”. After explaining to Eloise her birthday is still a long way off it was a cheeky breakfast with a view. By this stage Super Mum had to get them out the house, it was a glorious day. Super Mum mentioned the wee zoo and after we managed to catch Lachlan who was bouncing off the walls with excitement, off we went.
After a short drive with plenty of discussions about what animals the kids wanted to see, we arrived back at Calderglen Zoo. Certainly a nicer day than our previous visit.
The “cheeky monkeys” were quick to grab Lachlan’s attention, but his beloved meerkats stole the show again. Eloise stepped into the protective Big Sister role and made sure that Lachlan did not get too close.
It was too nice of a day to be stuck in front of computer monitors, Liam enjoyed the lunchtime dash down the West Highland Way.
When the kids got home, they were not impressed to hear that Dad went for a cycle without them. It was back on the bike and back to Milngavie.
After a nice cycle and stroll, Lachlan was happy when we arrived at Milngavie because it was his turn for the scenic route home.
It was getting late, so the kids helped to fire up the barbie.
Lachlan seemed to have it all under control and knew exactly where the food went.
Eloise had the fantastic idea of a family picnic for dinner. There was just one problem, we had forgotten about Lachlan’s wild picnic style, some things never change. Eloise was getting fed up that she could not eat because she had to keep running off to catch Lachlan, “arrrgghhhhh not again Lachlan, get back here right now”.
Wednesday ended exactly how it started. We thought the kids were asleep when all of a sudden there was some yelling, “MUMMM, what about now, is it my birthday yet?”.
Thursday was a lovely day, we have got to soak up the remaining sun for the year, it is noticeable getting darker after dinner time. Eloise’s counting is pretty good although she has never liked the number five, she always skips that one. We thought number jumping would help fix that. Eloise was frustrated that Lachlan was not following the correct number route. It was hard work so ice rockets were required. Lachlan has worked out how to eat them properly, his did not last much longer than Eloise’s did.
This afternoon we were back at the Riverside Museum to welcome a new secondees family to sunny Glagsow, the weather had been kind to them for their first week. The museum was a great spot to visit with Lachlan again, now that he is toddlering about and taking it all in.
Lachie was dressed to impress with his new vest.
It was nice to welcome fellow Adelaideans, it feels unusual that we are actually handing out advice these days. With two kids, they pointed out the 1962 Ford Anglia to us, made famous as the flying car from Harry Potter.
Lachlan was tearing through the museum. He is so cheeky. It is official, we have a runner on our hands, just in case we did not know that before. Eloise is generally pretty good at following us around and not straying too far out of sight. Lachlan on the other hand gets a certain buzz with legging it. He chuckles and looks over his shoulder at us as he sprints off, not even watching where he is heading. We were constantly sprinting after him to make sure the museum stayed unharmed. He was having an absolute ball!
We made our way out the back to The tall Ship Glenell, although it was too late to enter today. The kids had so much fun on it last time with Curious George.
After checking out a much larger and modern ship “up the way”, it was home for a late dinner and games.