It was a very slow start to the week with Eloise and Lachlan balancing their way to nursery, they did an impressive job to be fair. Eloise has been a bit upset the past few drop offs but cheers up when one of the helpers greets her and she runs off with her friends. We think the new drop off routine has spooked her a bit.
Lachlan is going through a crazy throwing stage at the moment, all of his toys and Eloise’s are flying through the air crashing into all sorts. We have given up trying to stop him, we thought at the least we should teach him how to throw well. His aim is coming along nicely, he would make a good Wiffle Ball player.
Monday night, the kids made truly epic pizzas. Lachlan was quite chuffed with himself and made sure that no one had any of his “special pizza”.
It was then a final read of Lachlan’s books before they were swapped over at the library on Tuesday. He certainly has put the firetruck flaps through their paces.
On Tuesday after dropping Eliose off at nursery we had another secondees catch up for those not holidaying. Lachlan was delighted to meet his new pal, it was cute how they stared at each other.
Eloise started Wednesday morning with her new favourite game, hairdressers. Lachlan made sure that he copied everything she was doing, he thought he was funny grabbing the hairy coo and had a good chuckle to himself.
They then headed outside to make the most out of the sun while waiting for their new batch of Play-Doh to cool down before dinner.
Wednesday was a historic day on the other side of the world as “Australians will decide the fate of a constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament on October 14. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese officially set the date during a visit to Adelaide, sending the nation to the polls for the first referendum in more than two decades”. With both campaigns ramping up, “why a Yes victory would be the better outcome for Australia”.
News from Glasgow was that “the new cone on the Duke of Wellington’s head was not the work of the famed street artist Banksy. Speculation had grown on Tuesday after an unusual cone with a black bottom and a propeller appeared following the closure of his exhibition on Monday”.
Thursday the kids spent most of the morning playing bounce and catch. Eloise is getting good at catching and Lachlan has a mean arm. They then took a short break to call Aubrey which they thought was hilarious because Grandma couldn’t remove her moustache.
Lachlan then enjoyed the day in his epic Lego fort which gave Super Mum a few seconds for a rare breather. We have all been a bit worn out this week.
Lachlan is right into his new books, luckily Big Sister is always keen to make up the stories for him.
Friday morning, Lachlan made it very clear he was not walking with us unless he was Captain Underpants, he is quite the character at the moment. Each day he impresses us with more words and longer sentences, there is the odd double take as he often comes up with the craziest sayings.
Eloise was thrilled to find her unicorn headphones as Lachlan headed off to morning gymnastics.
Lachlan had nailed the tumbling session and was a hungry boy when he got home, shouting for snacks.
Super mum had found another £2.50 roast special and was the easy decision to fill up the boy, our wee rabbit was thrilled with a full plate and bowl.
Saturday morning, Lachlan was jumping up and down at the front door, ready for Football Buzz, the boy could literally not wait, sprinting through the corridors.
Turns out Lachlan just wanted to get to Football Buzz early so he could cheekily collect all the yellow balls. The coaches know to make sure to give Lachlan a yellow ball for each drill.
Luckily Lachlan did eventually share the yellow balls without too much fuss although he did not have his best session. He was a bit distracted by his snack waiting for him in the car.
Meanwhile, Eloise was at home drawing and writing cards for her friends. After the boys got home we all dashed up to the family favourite Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival.
It was a stunning day. The festival was twice as big as last year, it looked like there were plenty of tourists, we spotted a couple of other Aussies, perhaps they were on the hunt for Aussie food?
Super Mum won the day after finding the BBQ pulled pork with Irn-Bru sauce.
It was not before long we ended up at the PG. The kids know exactly where it is now.
We realised why it was so difficult to find a park, turns out there was also a mega swimming event. Lachlan was off, no invite needed, sadly he did not pack his speedos. You can see in the video below why this is one of the most peaceful places in the world.
The kids were screaming for ice cream to cool down. Lachlan was excited as there were plenty of non-dairy flavours.
Turns out we should have traveled a couple of hours further north as, “King Charles, Queen Camilla and Princess Anne have joined thousands of Highland games spectators at the annual Braemar Gathering. The King attended for the first time since his coronation, wearing a kilt in the new King Charles III tartan”.
Sunday morning started with Eloise making it very clear to Dad it was not “Father’s Day here”, he was not pulling that trick again. We did have to ring the dads back home although Lachlan was particularly interested to catch up with his best pal, Maya.
Lachlan helped Super Mum whip up a cake, just because, before Juju’s family came over for a lovely sunny, dare we say, hot, Aussie BBQ.
It was a decent turnout at Bounce Back to Netball with Super Mum baggin’ some nets.
On Sunday, “Brendan Rodgers answered early questions surrounding his second Celtic tenure by delivering a statement Old Firm Scottish Premiership win over Rangers in a controversial derby” as Rangers week goes from bad to worse.