The week started the same way it usually does, with Lachlan in a box, look at the joy on his face.
Eloise was looking forward to nursery on Monday, even telling Super Mum she was ready to head off early. Little did she know, Super Mum and Lachlan had a secret Juju playdate lined up, hopefully, Eloise does not read the blog.
Eloise had a great day at nursery Monday. She is settling in well and we are letting her days get longer. She was delighted by the dinosaur she made and was proud to show it off.
There are likely to be a few TV dinners for the next month while the World Cup is on. Unfortunately, I drew Wales in the office sweep, which is going as poorly as expected.
Eloise was so pleased with her dinosaur that it was joining her babies collection in bed.
Sadly on Tuesday, a “Kylian Mbappé-led France hammers Australia”. It was good to see the Adelaide United boys on the world stage. I was campaigning for some extra supporters but they quickly jumped ship. I think this was just all cruel payback for the Submarines.
There were sad hugs on Wednesday as Eloise left her wee bro and headed off to nursery. Those dinosaurs don’t make themselves.
We picked her up around 16:30, it is getting dark as winter takes over. We are always interested to hear what Eloise got up to at nursery, she is usually tight-lipped, but on Wednesday mentioned that “the dinosaur table was quite busy”. Eloise made a dinosaur for Lachlan so they both had one and they could match.
Thursday morning, the kids had a lot to catch up on. Eloise was showing Lachlan her new arts and crafts skills and Lachlan showed Eloise how he had mastered his Baby Shark dance routine. His favourite is the EDM remix, a suitable fast pace non-overstimulating beat for him.
As you can see the kids are already well into the Christmas spirit.
The rain had subdued for a few minutes and we made the dash. High risk, high reward, we managed to get Lachnado and the Threenager to have a much needed double-decker nap. Great success!
Thursday, Aussie hero, “Bluey joins the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York for the first time”.
Friday morning was a 05:30 start as we tuned in for Megan and Danny’s beautiful wedding. Congratulations! The only issue was the timing of the wedding coincided with Lachlan’s morning sprint routine.
Unbelievably, the family left poor Dad behind and went on a coffee date at Clydebank.
We picked up some traditional Scottish Tunnock’s Tea Cakes to bring back to Australia. Well, that is the plan at least, let’s be honest, there most likely won’t be any left by then. Super Mum had also been practising Eloise’s hair bun for her upcoming festive dance performance.
Lachlan was also keen for a new do, his luscious locks, or luscious Lachs, anyway, his Aussie mullet is progressing well.
Once the kids were done chucking Becca about the room we set off to return to the scene of the crime. Our mission, to find Lachlan’s lost wellington.
It was wishful thinking, the slim hope we had reduced further as we saw how high the tide was. There was certainly no walking out to the marker this time. No luck with Lachie’s favourite wellington, it is probably halfway to Australia.
It was then to Loch Lomond Shores to jump in some puddles and for Lachlan to meet Santa.
Saturday morning the kids dialled into another wedding. Congratulations Kyla and Jake. After a rough night, the two couch potatoes were looking very comfortable. Time flies watching Baby Shark, we were running late for Football Buzz, Eloise and Dad darted off, no time to change, Eloise was still in her full Peppa Pig getup.
We headed home to tune in to the Socceroos nail bitting second match. Not going to lie, I didn’t think they were going to hold on.
After the nervy match, we were running late to meet up with our Adelaide/ London friend. The kids were more than happy to be heading back to The Burrell Collection.
The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal… The pose is one of deep thought and contemplation, and the statue is often used as an image to represent philosophy… There are also 27 other known full-sized castings, in which the figure is approximately 185 cm (73 inches) high, although not all were made during Rodin’s lifetime and under his supervision. There are various other versions, several in plaster.
We made our way to what was described to us as a “cookie store”, they were ginormous, or as Eloise would say “vast”, the word of the week for her nursery.
This morning, Lachlan was quick to pull up his seat in the living room. This tune is pretty much constantly stuck in our heads and the family’s theme song these days.
Not quite Waka Waka, but there is even a World Cup version for those so inclined.
It was a nice day today, we are not sure if we would go as far as to say ‘spring like’ but apparently “UK weather prompts ‘second spring’ due to mild November weather”. In the afternoon, Eloise and Lach-Baby-Shark-Nado threw on their puddle suits and we rendezvoused with Emma at Mugdock Country Park playground. It was packed as all the Scots had the same idea.
We knew exactly where to find Emma, on her beloved swing.
Lachlan had his eyes locked on the pram as soon as we arrived, offering to babysit for Emma.
It was then home to clean up the house and make babyccinos.
It was the second to last Bounce Back to Netball session for the year with the like minded mummas out in force.