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On Thursday I wrote the poem A Long Day Ahead about feeling alone whilst the boys were at school and the hubby was out. I found that I didn't know what to do with myself and the house was too quiet. This came as a surprise to me because usually I really enjoy that quiet time and taking advantage of being in the house on my own.

Well let's just say that that feeling soon disappeared. Thursday was their last day at school, Friday was an inset day and now they're on half term. Yep, that dreaded time when I have to find something exciting for them to do every day otherwise I'll be 'a shadow of my former self' by the time they go back. To top it off the hubby has another trip to London on Wednesday which means a whole day alone with the boys. I have a few ideas of things to do this week but some of them depend on weather, which is never a good bet in this country!

My plan for today is to take the boys to Wollaton Park in Nottingham to go on a dinosaur trek. They're holding a Dinosaur Week at Wollaton Hall and you can pay £2 to reconstruct your own dinosaur just like scientists do. This should be a great outing, Big Prince loves dinosaurs and has since he was two years old. A phase we thought would quickly pass but seems to have stuck, whenever he's given the chance dinosaurs is what he chooses to talk about!

We've spent some time playing games with the boys so far, the Wii U was definitely a good purchase. The game Wii U Party is probably the best thing for a family because you can all play together and this is the game we play in an evening. Last night we played, just like the previous night, and slowly I can see Little Prince getting better and better at his controls.  The first time we played Wii U Party he got very frustrated at a lot of the games, particularly ones where he had to point at the TV and press a button, his coordination is not quite there for that yet. However, steadily he is able to take part in, and enjoy the games and last night he beat his dad at a lot of the mini-games - he was very proud of himself.

What we found most amusing was when he beat his brother at a game and BP started to sulk, LP jumped up off his seat, danced around in front of BP and sang 'You suck, you suck, you suck, suck, suck!' Now I know I shouldn't have laughed but I couldn't help it, LP waved his finger at BP and wiggled his bottom and it was such a picture that the laugh just burst out of me. It's times like these that you spot their own little personality and it can be really entertaining sometimes. 

I wasn't really feeling myself yesterday but that glimpse of the person LP is becoming made me feel better. I love seeing their personalities evolve, watching what annoys them, what they love and most of all what they enjoy doing, it gives me an idea of the type of people they are going to be. I couldn't be happier with my boys and although I know those teen years are going to be hard I can't wait to watch them grow into well-rounded men. They make me proud every day (most of the time!) and even when they're fighting like cats and dogs I know they love each other really.

Do you have any exciting plans for your family in the half term? 
What little things about your children make you smile?


14 comments:

  1. Hope half term is going well. The dinosaur hunting sounds fab! We are off to buy a game for the wii soon,at least with the wii the kids actually move,dont they! And glad you feel smiley again :-)
    Popping over from Jaimes #magicmoments

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    1. Half term is okay at the moment, not brilliant but okay. The dinosaur thing was a little disappointing but the boys enjoyed being outside and were able to run around for a while and that did them good. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  2. Odd as it may sound - I love school holidays and mainly because there is less rushing around. I am quite happy to have at least one pyjama day and I find the that boys seem to relax and have down time. As boring as it may sound....we're planning on doing nothing but taking a couple of walks around the village and just being. #magicmoments

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    1. Doing nothing? I love the sound of that! I wish I could get away with that one, it would be heaven. I think if the weather picks up any more we may go for another walk this week, I love being able to get them outside, it always seems to settle them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  3. We're starting decorating tomorrow....Eek! Must be mad with the kids off school but it's the only week my fella could get off work....Today we're having a movie day!! Lots of fun!!
    Have a great half term! x

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    1. You're brave starting decorating this week - but at least you don't have to worry about getting them to school before you start the day! Hope you had a great movie day - what did you watch?

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  4. Hope it's going better than you think! We are taking each day as it come this week! Had a lovely weekend and saw friends today, so hoping for the rest of the week to be hectic free and full of fun (or at least some anyway!)

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    1. So far not bad but like you said, taking each day as it comes. Friends coming over tomorrow and planning a trip to a soft play centre later in the week. Have a great half term and thanks for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  5. The dinosaur trek sounds fun

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    1. I did to me too, unfortunately there was no trek, it was just colouring and glueing things. Not something my boys were very interested in. However they did get to run around so they were happy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  6. If i had known about the dinos i would of planned it in!! wollerton hall is on our must visit list!!

    thanks for linking up with #Magicmoments ...

    p.s hope it was a super outing x

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    1. You didn't really miss much Jaime, it wasn't that great however Wollaton Hall is lovely and is a great place to let the kids run around without constantly telling them to stay close. :)

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  7. We have been nursing the other half and driving around doctors and pharmacies so far. Little Z is genuinely loving visiting all the new places and bouncing on his poorly Dad any chance he gets :)

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    1. Oh no hope it's not too bad and Dad gets better soon. It's always nice for the little ones to explore new places isn't it?

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