It was a cool start to the week, certainly hiding in your pram in your bear suit kind of weather as we made our way to nursery.
It was so windy in fact that there were white caps at the local reservoir, Liam just managed to battle the winds up to the top.
The temperature went from low single digits to mid-single digits, enough for Lachlan to leave his bear suit at home to pick up Eloise in the afternoon.
When we got home, Eloise and Lachlan were glad to be together again to play all sorts of games, starting with chasey dress-ups.
Just as dinner was served, Eloise had a surprise, she went to her bag and pulled out a couple of wee pizzas that she had made at nursery. No dinner required Super Mum. Eloise is a great pizza chef.
Tuesday at nursery Eloise was busy attacking some kid and learning about Glaswegian rhyming words.
Meanwhile, Lachlan had a furious look on his face, I did not dare get between him and his beloved puddles.
Wednesday morning was a relatively quiet start to the day as Lachlan began hiding from the family in his den.
We decided it was close enough to Christmas to start the gingerbread production. Lachlan flew out of his den when he heard the plan.
After dropping off Eloise at nursery, Lachlan knew he had full rein of her birthday camera and was snapping away making the most of it.
Sue, the masks are still hanging in there, just… Lachlan refused to pick up Eloise without his deer mask.
Lachlan cannot wait until he turns three and his free childcare kicks in. He is already well-known by all of Eloise’s nursery staff. Lachlan does love a good stroll about checking out his future nursery.
On Wednesday the storms continued to rack up this winter, already at letter ‘D’, with Storm Debi which has “brought heavy rain and strong winds to several regions after wild weather hit large parts of the UK”. Luckily, Glasgow seemed to get off lightly again.
Eloise woke up Thursday in a creative mood. We quickly headed downstairs so she could continue on her custom personalised Christmas cards. After some tomfoolery from Lachlan he decided to help her out. Eloise gave him strict instructions, she takes her artwork very seriously.
We were excited to host another colleague from Australia on Thursday night. The kids had to get all their sillies out beforehand.
After Lachlan’s Friday babyccino, we headed back to pick up Eloise and made our way to the library, Lachlan did his best to jump in as many puddles as he could on the way there.
Eloise and Lachlan were excited to pick up some Christmas books for the next week.
Saturday Lachlan had a double breakfast, he had to make sure he was all cylinders firing for Football Buzz, we were both keen as we had missed last week when we checked out the Flying Scotsman.
We were off to a tricky start, Lachlan was full of energy but with the missed week we had forgotten how to football. I think Lachlan was just relieved that we arrived early enough to secure his beloved yellow ball.
After a successful class with plenty of energy burnt, we picked up the girls and were told the next stop was Strathkelvin Retail Park. Eloise had a plan. As we arrived Lachlan found his favourite thing in the world. The Venn diagram of his three favourite things: “t-tops”, yellow things and babies, his eyes lit up when we spotted a “YELLLLOOOOWW BABY TTTTT-TTTOPS“, Lachlan was quick to add it to his Christmas list.
After checking out a few stores, Eloise finally found what she was after and could not wait to put them on as she made us run back to the car.
With the kids screaming in excitement we headed to the new Allander Leisure Centre and on went the swimming costumes as they call them here. The kids, who have not really done much swimming since last summer in Australia had no worries in the world as they jumped in. Eloise was impressive with her floaties and we think even impressed herself. Eloise was shouting at us to make sure we saw how fast she was going. Jane, thank you for the ring, Lachlan was having the time of his life in it while running his legs underwater.
This morning started pretty much where Saturday ended. Both Eloise and Lachlan were telling Nali all about their pool adventures from yesterday.
In fact, Eloise was desperate to get back in the water trying to push Dad out of his shower. She thought she was very funny with the shaving cream.
Back by popular demand, we were at Allander again. Lachlan sprinted through the reception gate with his doughnut as if he owned the place.
Appropriately, the weekend ended with Super Mum back at Allander as she bounced back to netball.