The image of this gingerbread house was one from one of the first days of half term and it actually depicts how I'm feeling very well currently. It looks pretty and there was some fun that went into creating it but it fell apart about 20 seconds after I took this picture. I could be philosophical at this point and note that the finished house was just one part of the process and the bigger picture would be these....
The reality though was there were too many sweets and insufficient icing to hold all the pieces together....
|The finished gingerbread house!|
The only way I can handle half term in the house we are currently living in is to get out of the house. That would be great if it wasn't February and damp and cold. Which sadist thought February half term was a good idea? Clearly a teacher without children, who can snuggle up in front of a roaring fire with a book that you can read with actual brain cells for the week! So the reality of being out of the house in February is mud and lots of cleaning up of the mud afterwards and don't even get me started on changing nappies when the littlest member of the household is up to his knees in mud and soggy jeans (and yes there is the fact that waterproofs would help but this week Pip has decided to grow out of his as you can see by his arms - an urgent purchase is on its way from Amazon as we speak!).
|The children found a trampoline that was full of water!|
|Great fun but then the realisation that she was wet kicked in......|
|Pip legging it (again)!|
Katie and I managed a little bit of Mummy/Katie time whilst Pip was with his Childminder midweek and had a little bit of LoveBombing. Thankfully Katie included a trip to Costa as well as her visit to Claire's Accessories in her choice for the afternoon after spending the morning clearing our garage out a little bit.
|Katie is in love with Mango Fruit Coolers!|
|I had my customary Decaf-Soya Hazelnut Latte (although I think Katie chose better on this occasion)|
|Katie with her acquisition of a new makeup bag with fake nails inside and lip glosses inside|
|Auntie C posing enthusiastically for the camera!|
|Cedar Bear driving the train!|
|Auntie C explaining the inner workings of turning circles!|