I had thoroughly been expecting this week to be a little rough. M isn’t the greatest fan of school and the start of a new term is usually a time of stress for him and us, but I have been pleasantly surprised. We have actually had a really good week. Here are my favourite bits:

  • Instead of spending the last day of the holidays rushing around getting everything sorted for the start of term I got it out of the way on Sunday when the weather was rubbish and we spent the Monday (M started back on Tuesday) having a lovely day out at Butterfly World and Preston Park. It was so relaxing and fun that I think it really helped set the tone for the week ahead.
  • M’s first day back went without a hitch (despite me sleeping in for the first time in months, oops!). We were all ready on time and had a lovely slow walk to school and as soon as M was reunited with his best friend he never looked back, literally!
  • As a treat for M’s first day back at school we met up with my parents for a lovely pub tea. (not having to cook is always cause for celebration!)
  • We took a different route back from school on Wednesday morning and there were loads of crunch leaves against the wall and across the pavement. L had great fun walking through them and listening to the crunch. It was a little sad to acknowledge the end of summer but I do like autumn leaves!
  • Coming back from school on Thursday evening L had everyone laughing by running down the street waving her hands in the air shouting ‘Yay!” over and over (she had copied M’s response to me saying we were having pasta bake for tea and taken it to a whole new level).
  • My sister-in-law is visiting the in-laws this weekend so we went round after school on Friday and M and L got to play with their little cousin and we stayed for tea (another night of no cooking!!!) It was great to catch up and lovely seeing the kids all  getting on so well.
  • This morning we went to a local soft play centre to meet with a friend and her son. Its place we always used to go to when our boys were small and it was great to go back and reminisce and see L exploring the place too.
  • As I am writing this M is out with the friend we met up with earlier. they have all gone out for a bike ride so I am having some unexpected peace while L is still napping.

How has your week been?

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10 thoughts on “Happy Days: School, Autumn Leaves and Not Cooking

  1. Sounds like a really happy, positive week. Great that back to school went smoothly 🙂
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    Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 7:54 pm
    1. It was, thank you x

      Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 8:44 pm
  2. Ooh I love the crunch of autumn leaves! Glad that back to school went swimmingly and hope the pasta bake lived up to expectations! xx
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    Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 10:22 pm
    1. Thank you. Yes it did, and we just had the left overs tonight with garlic bread so kind of another night without cooking too!

      Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 11:04 pm
  3. It sounds like you have been so busy. Fab week huni x
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    Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 11:59 pm
    1. Thank you, it’s been a surprisingly good one x

      Posted on 11 September, 2016 at 6:48 am
  4. Sounds like a great week. Kids are full of surprises, they also adjust and react differently to how you sometime imagine. Loved reading this 🙂

    Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 7:22 pm
    1. Thank you. You’re so right, they surprise me every day x

      Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 8:08 pm
  5. Sounds like a great week! I’m glad that the new term has got off to a fun, positive start.

    Posted on 15 September, 2016 at 10:28 am
    1. Thank you, me too, it’s such a relief x

      Posted on 15 September, 2016 at 11:08 am