It was another beautiful start to the week, after dropping Eloise off at nursery, Lachlan had a problem, fat chance of asking Super Mum for any help. He grabbed the pump and headed for the back door himself. Now he just needed to work out how to pump up the tire. When Lachlan is on a mission I would not recommend getting in his way.
After a day in the sun which included his outdoor playgroup, it was delicious burgers outside. The hottest week of the year so far, would be a good time to arrive in Glasow soon.
The weather has been kind to us recently, Eloise and Lachlan’s flowers have started to take off.
Tuesday, just before lunch, Lachlan went for a swim with “Juju jju juu juuu jjjjuuuu”, he was so excited he had climbed into the pram an hour beforehand in his new bathers and was yelling at Super Mum to “come on Mum, Jujjju jjju jjjuu juu swimmm”. He had a great time, splashing about. In the afternoon the Scottish Irn-Bru and Tunnocks goodies were freshly stocked up in Hotel FIK for the incoming VIPs before Lachlan hit the dino book. He has discovered the children’s non-fiction section, a whole new world of dino books.
Each morning for the past week, Eloise has woken up and screamed from her bed, triggering the following dialogue:
Eloise “MUMMMM, IS GRANDPA DAVE AND NALIII HERE TODAYYYYY!!!!?”
Super Mum “No not yet, almost”
Dad “Oiii go back to sleep”
Eloise “Why not? Are they here tonight?”
Dad “Nooo, go to sleep”
Excitingly, this morning we were able to tell Eloise that today is the day. The kids were buzzing. Eloise made sure to keep an eye on them repeatedly shouting “now? Now? Now?”
The pilot must have heard Eloise from the sky, they had made a great time. In fact, they touched down at Edinburgh Airport 45mins ahead of schedule. Uber Super Mum and the kids had to dash.
Much to the kids’ amusement, Grandpa DAVE was stuffed into the back seat. At least there is a bit more room now with Lachlan facing forwards.
Not long after they had made it to the Bearsden, Liam was home from work. By this stage, Lachlan already had Grandpa DAVE on his hands and knees building for him.
Eloise was thrilled with her Grandma Nicholls bead threading kit. She could not wait to get stuck into it.
We had to move the necklace making session outside as it was time to fire up the World’s slowest and most expensive BBQ. We figured it would be too much of a cultural shock to launch Pizza Crunch straight at them. Lachlan had been missing his Grandpa DAVE and was exceptionally cuddly.
Eloise had Nali under strict instruction, “okay Nali, Okay?” Making sure that she understood her brief and maintained schedule.
So much for cuddles, Lachlan was just lowering Grandpa DAVE into a false sense of security before a sudden signature backward dismount, luckily it was not Grandpa DAVE’s first rodeo.
The kids were loving having their grandparents back, either that or it was just more people to hang off of. Welcome to Dinner Impossible. The Grandparents were “feeling good”, they managed a “decent sleep”, they are weirdos and don’t really sleep anyway. We are excited to have them here/ close by for the next six weeks. We hope you are all ready for the blog to go into overdrive, we will try and keep pace.
Eloise had grown a strong attachment with the Dog on the Tuckerbox, which was actually Lachlan’s new buddy. It wouldn’t be the first time Eloise nicked Lachlan’s soft toys.
The Dog on the Tuckerbox is an Australian historical monument and tourist attraction, located at Snake Gully, approximately five miles (eight kilometres) from Gundagai, New South Wales as described in the song of the same name.
It was a quick unpack and repack for the Nali and Grandpa DAVE, HOLIDAYS START TOMORROW! WOOOOHHHOOOOOO! The day ended watching the Grand Tour’s Lochdown, hint hint.
In other exciting news, the Cycling GK was in Glasgow having fun at the Celtic training Grounds.