Monday morning a little koala was stressed out of her mind, “Mum, MUM, MUMMMMMM, c’mon MUMMMM, Lachlan ready, c’mon, we are going to be late”. Eloise was jumping up and down at the front door, eager to get to nursery. We had discussed Sunday night how we thought she would go settling back into her routine, it had been nine weeks since she was last there due to our Australia trip.
Tuesday morning was valentines day. Thankfully Eloise had saved our bacon having pumped out a beautiful valentines card at nursery on Monday. Great work Eloise! The boys swiftly jumped on the card train.
After dropping Eloise off at nursery, Lachlan set off on his outing with the self-proclaimed Australian housewives of Glasgow, Amazon Prime show pending. The mummas were on a mission, gathering the goods for Friday.
Eloise had another fantastic day at nursery. Her key worker was impressed with how quickly she had settled back in. Supposedly she has been telling lots of stories about Australia. Tuesday was going to be a big test for her though as she rushed off to dance.
Lachlan was having a blast in the library, he loves selecting books with flaps and slides.
After finally finding where Grandma Nicholls had hidden the matches our romantic valentine’s dinner was
candlelit Bluey lit from the TV as Lachlan kept blowing out the candles between cheeky giggles.
There was no nursery for Eloise on Wednesday as it was shut for staff training. The days are certainly getting longer, there is a good buzz about the place now. The kids had to go check on their mates, Mr Wizard and Owl, guarding their ducks. They were not intentionally dressed to match, although Eloise does love a good match-up.
It was an exciting dinner as the kids cracked into our Aussie Chicken salt making sure they got their weekly salt dosage in one night.
Our bookworm then flicked his way through half a dozen books before bath and bed.
Wednesday night was a big Sewing with Sophie night as she attached her walking foot thing. She is well behind schedule for the Friday morning deadline, hopefully, the foot can run.
The biggest surprise midweek was that “Nicola Sturgeon has announced she is resigning as Scotland’s first minister after more than eight years in the role… She is the longest-serving first minister and the first woman to hold the position”.
Thursday was a yummy lunch as the kids baked a bread snail from Eloise’s cookbook. They enjoyed kneading dough, Eloise was doing a great job as Big Sister, showing Lachlan how it was done, after all, “Lachlan not do this before for a long time”.
Thursday afternoon after Lachlan’s afternoon nap we made sure the ducks were fed again and went to check up on the progress of the local playground upgrade.
Thursday was a marathon Sewing with Sophie episode. Super Mum had pulled it off in the nick of time. Her best baby blanket yet.
Now armed with her running sewing foot thing she would like you all to appreciate her mad straight sewing skills.
Friday morning the stage was set, our friends had done a terrific job, we all gathered to surprise Tomoko. Best of luck Tomoko and family, let us know if you need anything.
Lachlan was the other winner of the day though scoring bags upon bags of hand-me-downs, thank you Tomoko and Megan. He went from happy to uncontrollably ecstatic when he noticed a new pair of blue Nike kicks, his favourite shoes, there is even a post specifically on how must he loves them. Even though they were a bit big he threw them on instantly, stumbling about, refusing to take them off. He was a happy boy. For those eagle-eyed FIK followers, you would have noticed Super Mum did her best to replace Lachie’s favourite blue runners while in Australia. However, we could not find blue ones which have unsettled him.
Once Dad had knocked off after lunch we had to get outside, it was such a nice sunny day. After all that shoe excitement we actually forgot to put shoes on Lachlan when we left the house. This did not phase him one bit.
After a quick top-up of milk, we pushed on to Milngavie before returning home for a rest.