Not quite the Easter Half Term I had planned.

This Easter half term did not go as I expected, I had some sort of plan for it, but reality came and intervened and changed everything. For starters Henry was off for 3 weeks instead of 2, so I knew it was going to be a bit trickier to keep him entertained. I was also at work Monday to Wednesday  mornings, so it left limited time to do too much. I thought I would be able to plan in some playdates and get out and go to some Easter half term activities.

Half term started with Mollies first birthday party, and we had some of Henrys friends round too, you can read about that in Happy 1st Birthday Moo. Before everyone arrived we spotted a suspicious looking spot on the back of Henrys neck. About an hour later there was another couple appeared, we started to think it was chicken pox, but couldn’t say for sure as there was only a couple. The party went ahead anyway, everyone had a great time.

The following morning, Sunday, we were up early to go to swimming but as soon as Henry got up it was apparent we were not going. Yep, they were chicken Pox.

With swimming cancelled we stayed indoors as he was still at the contagious stage. As you can imagine that put a halt to any plans I may have had for the first week. Luckily he didn’t suffer too much with the pox, he was only itchy for 1 day, thankfully. To be on the safe side we kept him indoors anyway, so as not to spread it around, plus the weather wasn’t to brilliant either so that confirmed my decision.

Chris was off work from Good Friday through the Easter weekend and we stayed at home throughout. It was tough going, I’m not going to sugar coat that, it was hard.  We were also waiting to see if Mollie was going to come down with chicken pox as her injections were due. I’d already cancelled them during the week whilst we waited to see if she was going to come down with them.

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A break from the rain – Ordinary Moments 18 #11

We have had an awful lot of rain lately and very little sunshine to break it up, I don’t know if you noticed? HA!

All jokes aside, its been pretty horrible and quite difficult to enjoy being outside when we haven’t had  the opportunity. We have been trying to venture out properly and do some outdoor activities but every time the opportunity has arisen the weather has put a stop to it. This weekend however bought a little break in the weather and although it was fairly windy it was dry and sunny.

We didn’t venture ‘out-out’ (we were planning too, but Mollie woke up with Chicken Pox) so the furthest we got was out in the garden.

We had a little tidy up, cut the grass and Chris got all the bubble mixtures, the bubble machine and the giant bubble wand out. For the few hours after lunch Chris and Henry were playing with the bubbles. Henry loves bubbles and he loves any opportunity that we can get them out.

Henry was in his element. He was actually able to run around in the garden. He needed it, having been stuck indoors for pretty much all of Easter.

It’s such a simple thing isn’t it? But the amount of joy that children (and some adults) get from them is truly astounding.

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Me and Mine project – March roundup 18

Its Me and Mine project time, and March is over. We are a quarter through the year already. I seem to say it every month but it’s so true, its flying by. I don’t know if that’s more noticeable this year, I’m not in that ‘newborn baby bubble’ that I had last year. So I’m more aware of it. If you fancy a catch up have a read of last months Me and Mine Project – February roundup 18. If you want to go even further back you can read my very first one Me and Mine Project – January roundup 18 too.

So what have we been up to this month?

Its been a busy one, we spent the first part of the month preparing for both the children’s birthdays. Yes, they are both in March and no, that wasn’t part of the ‘plan’, but hey, what can you do. My strategy, try to be extremely organised, just about managed it this year, Phew! 

We haven’t been out as much as we would have liked, the weather seems to have forgotten it should have been the start of Spring and we’ve had bouts of snow. Plus with birthday prep in full mode, something had to give.

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