Monday morning it was good to be back on the bikes after our Portuguese getaway, to be fair we had a lot of Portuguese Tarts that we needed to cycle off. It is certainly a bit cooler than when we left Glasgow, the clocks have shifted in Australia and the meetings are only getting earlier. Eloise was super excited to go on a “wee little ride” with Dad. She made sure to get her unicorn gloves as she pedaled down the street.
After dropping Eloise off at nursery, Lachlan helped Super Mum restock the house. These days he does love sampling the produce on the way home with plenty of giggles.
Tuesday between showers we dashed to the playground for Lachlan’s daily run about.
Lachlan was ecstatic on Tuesday as they had redone the ASDA toy section. He was quick to point out the dinos.
It is good that the kids are both getting back into their routines. Eloise was buzzing to return to dance, her highlight of the week.
For dinner Tuesday night, Lachlan finally got to eat his dino chicken nuggets. They did not last long. He thought he was very funny playing with his food.
Eloise wants the training wheels taken off of her bike but she is not quite there yet. Although to be fair they probably make it more difficult on the Glaswegian footpaths. She is determined to prove she is ready.
Wednesday we got trapped at ASDA as the rain started coming in and winter took hold. Eloise luckily picked up a new pair of wellies. When we got home drenched, we whipped up some cookies so Lachlan could dunk something into his hot chocolate. It was a quiet day until Eloise returned home and reached the scissors for Lachlan again.
Thursday was a rest day, the boys were feeling a bit under the weather, Super Mum and Eloise made them Aussie honey joys to cheer them up.
Friday morning after Lachlan’s tumbling we headed back to Milngavie library so Eloise could meet up with her friends before gymnastics. Lachlan was zipping about getting upset that he could not find any children’s bike books.
The girls could not believe their luck that they all got balloons after gymnastics, Eloise always the thoughtful big sister made sure to grab some small ones for Lachlan before they all rushed off to her playdate, Lachlan was glad he got a last second invite.
Lachlan was so pumped when he arrived. They had an inground trampoline that he refused to leave.
It was great to get holiday updates from all the Aussies at a lovely Friday dinner at Stravaigin. Although the kids were fading rapidly, it had been a long day for them.
The kids were so tired, they could hardly make it up the stairs. Lachlan was trying to convince “Sista” to sleep with him on the staircase.
It had been incredibly stormy Friday night so much so we were not sure if we could get to Football Buzz Saturday morning. Luckily we only had a few rivers to plow through, Lachlan was ecstatic to finally pick up his new kit. To be honest, it was not his best session. Lachlan was so distracted by the yellow bee on his t-shirt and less interested in kicking the ball. To be fair, his favourite colour is yellow.
By midday, the torrential rain was still showing no mercy and it was a careful drive across to Glasgow Fort.
For quite a while now, Eloise has been asking us if she could get her ears pierced. She was very excited to select her first earrings. At this stage, she was a bit nervous but was still doing her happy excited dance.
Eloise was so happy with herself, she absolutely loved them. Eloise was so brave as she skipped out of the shop declaring that she deserved a treat.
By this point, it was clear that “this [was] not a normal wet day” as “ten people had to be airlifted from their vehicles after landslips closed two roads in Argyll” and “Dundee v Ross County, Dunfermline v Arbroath & two League 2 games off”.
Today, Eloise and Dad had another special daddy-daughter date this time to the movies. We made sure to get there early for a quick spy in the bike shop beforehand. To be honest, we are hoping Eloise will put up with her rust bucket for a few more months before we return back to Australia.
Of course, we had to grab some popcorn on the way in. Eloise walked very carefully to make sure she did not drop it. Eloise was thrilled to get in early to her first ever cinema movie, she had chosen to see the new Paw Patrol movie, she had heard good things from her friends.
Eloise enjoyed the movie, there was lots of chuckling and only one short bit she was a bit worried about. Meanwhile, Lachlan was braving the weather with Super Mum and scored a beloved lollipop as a reward.
Today the rain had eased but it will be some time until it all drains away, there are plenty of houses being pumped out as “parts of Scotland remain at risk of flooding despite the rain easing off”.