It was a happy, loud,
shouting singing, start to the week. Lachlan got lots of applause as we made our way down the street to drop Eloise off at nursery.
Meanwhile, Eloise was learning all about shapes at nursery. Nursery have requested lots of photos of the kids in front of famous buildings this week and Eloise has absolutely smashed the challenge out of the park.
After nursery the kids were eager to swing past the library early before Eloise spotted some bows for Aubrey and decided she deserved matching ones.
When we got back home, Lachlan was excited to show Eloise all the games he had invented in the backyard during the day. Eloise was not sure about them and proceeded with caution.
It was a high energy dinner. The kids only agreed to eat their food if they could eat it on the run. We lost track of how many laps they did. Some dinner was consumed.
Tuesday morning, Lachlan was over the moon as the day started picking up Juju, she was coming over for a play date, he was glad to see her again. In the car, Lachlan kept offering Juju his dinosaurs but was taken aback that she was not as excited about dinos as he was.
Lachlan and Juju had a great day together and she even helped us pick up Eloise from nursery. Eloise was squealing from behind the gate when she saw Juju had come to greet her. The nursery teachers asked whether they were cousins, close enough.
It was the usual quick change for Eloise and off to dance while Lachlan gave Juju the tour of his beloved library, of course, straight to the dino books.
The kids were up to their usual dinner tricks, this time, insisting on an outside couch dinner. It was strangely peaceful at our outside dinner table.
Wednesday morning started early, well they all start early, but even earlier than early this time. Perhaps Lachlan woke up extra hungry, it was straight to making pancakes.
It has been a hot week, in fact “the hottest day of the year is expected in the next two days, with parts of the UK already in heatwave conditions”. Lachlan our Energiser Bunny has been lapping it up and zipping all about.
Eloise, always thinking ahead was way ahead of us, she had put one of her yogurts in the freezer for after nursery, she knew it was going to be another hot one.
Thursday the mercury kept climbing as “UK’s long-lasting snow patch melts away for 10th time in 300 years”. We made sure to hit up the PG early in the day. We were surprised that it took them this long to start screaming for ice creams.
After too much sugar, Lachlan wanted to double check if he still fit in the KALLAX. He was happy to announce that he still fits.
Sue, two of the beloved masks are still going strong. The kids pull out every trick in the book to try and extend their bedtime.
Friday morning our family walk was a foggy one, it was quite eerie around “Kilmardinny Loch”.
Eloise and Lachlan were glad to catch the big birthday boy who had lucked out with a new pirate ship upgrade.
Eloise then put on her bathers or swimming costume as they call it here before helping Lachlan get changed. There was no stopping them from getting wet again. Super Mum quickly geared them up with the cleaning appliances and sent them on their way.
Emma the giant then magically appeared to spoil Eloise with a huge batch of clothes before all the kids rushed off to their beloved gymnastic sessions. Afterwards, there was no rest for the wicked as we made our way into the West End. In hindsight it was not the best day for it, it felt like a furnace with all the tall tenements trapping the heat in.
After checking out some unairconditioned shops we needed to get away from the buildings and headed to Glasgow Botanic Gardens to let the kids run free. It was looking spectacular from the sun recently. It seemed like half of Glagsow was out enjoying the sun.
Lachlan then bolted, with Eloise in hot pursuit, the boy had seen a squirrel.
After we got home, it was a quick change into “let it go” and one of Emma’s numbers before Fox Boy sang his wee heart out all the way down to the local chippie, he was excited.
Funnily enough, Eloise and Lachlan only eat room temperature food. They won’t eat anything hot. As their dinner was cooling down it gave them plenty of time under the sprinkler again. This inevitably led to another running dinner like the start of the week.
After the kids had made themselves feel sick running around eating dinner it was another quick change into Emma’s nightie before books and bed. Although Eloise and Dad had a terrible night, it was far too hot to get any sleep as “UK has hottest day of the year, beating Thursday’s record”.
Friday night, we shameful forgot to watch the football as “Steve Clarke’s side on brink of Euro 2024 qualification after fifth straight victory”.
Saturday morning, Lachlan was all giggles on the way to Football Buzz, now that Google listens to him, he was very happy to request Barbie music.
Liam made sure not to show Lachlan his post Football Buzz snack beforehand this time and he had another stellar session. Lachlan very much does not like using his right foot though. there was even a game with dino eggs, Lachlan had a great time.
Meanwhile, Eloise was working on her selfie and funny faces game.
Saturday was an exciting day as Dad had ‘Family Day’ at work. We figured this was the best chance for Super Mum, Eloise and Lachlan to see why we had turned our lives upside down. Now we think about it, leaving home with a 1.7 year old and a 62 day old, what were we thinking! We were impressed with the show that they had put on. Eloise and Lachlan had a terrific time and Sophie snuck off for a sneak peek tour with Janet and Matt. After collecting their show bags the kids day kept getting better and better as Eloise spotted face painting and Lachlan found a mega inflatable slide.
It turned out to be a massive afternoon and a great family event. Lachlan was keen to put his feet up as soon as we got home after another hard day in the office.
On Sunday, Eloise and Lachlan were both keen to see the Bearsden Bears, although we are not sure they have actually been here before as we took a wee detour on the way towards Kelvingrove Park.
It was a fairly humid day but we were finally getting some relief from the heat. Supposedly the kids who had not walked a step still needed an ice cream to cool down.
We took a detour back through the Botanic Gardens where Lachlan was quick to jump out and spot squirrels. Eloise was content in the pram continuing to write her autobiography which will be released soon.
We do love the pretty never ending West End tenements but don’t regret not living here with the pram and no lifts.
No prizes to guess where we ended up, could smell them a mile away.
We let the kids free just after lunch to tire them. Eloise absolutely loved the wee squirrel. Lachlan was tired and not in the waiting mood. No squirrels were harmed in this video
After Lachlan had climbed up onto every tree trunk and flung the frisbee, Eloise cheekily picked up a new Minnie Mouse hat for next year and we jumped on the train home.
After a day in the sun, we had all earned a rest, Lachlan even shared his wee couch.
Resting is not Lachlan’s favourite past time, it was still hot but Lachlan needed to scoot.
Eloise was busy with “science”, working on all sorts of “science” experiments mixing anything she could find in the backyard together. Lachlan knew he was being cheeky and kept scooting over all her work with his signature evil giggle. Eloise was not happy with this and built a Trump-styled wall right across the back pavers. However, Lachlan just saw these as challenges to smash down. We might end it there for the week.