Snippets from Saturday:
We woke up to rain and a text from Matthew. Sienna had been restless again in the night, they were shattered and wouldn't be coming over. Never mind rain stops play, babies are pretty good at it as well. I don't mind rain when we're at the van. It makes me feel nice and cosy sat inside listening to it bouncing off the roof.
When my 'baby' woke up he seemed to have suddenly discovered a yearning for the outside world. For the first time in a long time he didn't want to put the Xbox on. Instead he wanted to play pairs then go out and buy a football.
Catriona had mentioned a carnival in Lytham so in the afternoon when it stopped raining we set off to have a look. The only festivities we managed to come across though were some dancers. I want to call them Morris dancers but not sure if that's the right term for women?
Thomas had a quick 10 minutes in the arcade.
And me and Mark indulged in chocolate and candy floss ice cream.
We bought a football and Thomas spent ages kicking it around at the back of the van. The spot we had is brilliant. There's loads of grass at the back to play on.
I also bought this. Swingball. I love this game and Thomas is hooked. He's played it that much he's got 2 blisters on his hand. He even went out to play in the rain.
We didn't manage to catch the Ladies final due to our own outdoor activities taking place, but we did join them in spirit and ate strawberries with a glass of sparkly.
Saturday evening a chippy van turned up on site. Sausage and chips. Perfect for a sausage loving monster.
While back at the van Mark was left to BBQ burgers and lamb kebabs to go with a feta cheese salad I'd made.
Snippets from Sunday:
Where has the boy I know as Thomas gone I ask myself? He was out of bed like a shot this morning, put his trainers on (no socks - that's a first) and went outside to play swingball. After starting the day with an egg I joined him for a couple of hours!
In the afternoon we popped down the lane to the garden centre for some blocks for the van. I left Mark to that and had a look around the gift shop and bought scones for afternoon tea.
And this time we managed to catch the Men's final. Quite often I find men's tennis a bit boring. Points are often scored on serves but this match was the sort of tennis I like. After celebrating with Andy, it was time to pack up and head home.
If anybody is wondering where Amy has been all weekend, she stayed home with the dogs. It's the second time she's done this and she loves having the house to herself with a friend to stay over. She's a sensible girl and I have no problem with leaving her here. So as Mark dropped me and Thomas off he picked Amy up. She loves the van so gets the best of both worlds.
And that was our weekend. I'm seriously thinking of being a bad mum and taking Thomas out of school Thursday and Friday so we can add a couple more days on to next weekend. I'm sure he wouldn't suffer from missing 2 days at the end of the year and they do only tend to do 'fun' things anyway like watching DVD's. Still not decided 100% though.
I'll be catching up with all your comments later on this evening after unpacking, sticking the washing machine on and getting myself sorted.
Hope you've all had a great weekend.