We had a pretty busy week, with Scott working late a couple of nights, me having a meeting in Northampton, dinner with the Butikofers, the dentist, and Lucy and Jack's Sports Day. I don't remember any particulars about their Sport's Day (it may even have been cancelled), but I do remember asking if I could come along and cheer like an embarrassing loony for them... and finding the following written on the family calendar: 'LUCY AND JACK'S AMAZINGLY AWESOME SPORTS DAY WHICH UNFORTUNATELY PARENTS CAN'T COME TO. Sorry 'bout that.' That told me!
I also have these pictures from walking to school on 3rd July. I'd taken my camera with me because I had wanted to get pictures of the boys while I still took them to school, and of Harry in his school shorts (so cute!), and the way they run to school so young and carefree. I felt like recording it all before they grew up, and we moved on to another phase of life.
Anyway, when I came out the house, they were waiting for me with 'flowers' they had made for me from leaves.
On Thursday 5th July, I went with Harry on his school trip to Burghley House. We went by coach, and I sat with Christian's dad and we had a good chat.
The group I was in started off with a session making plaster 'medals'. We got to make a design in plasticene, make sides, then pour in the plaster of Paris. We all loved it (though I was the only parent who had a go!)
We then got to go round 'The Gardens of Surprise'. I've never been in them before, and it was great - we wandered through quite a large landscaped area, full of hidden areas, and twists and turns, with interesting sculptures popping up everywhere. I loved that we didn't have any boring sheets to have to make the kids fill in - we just went round together, and they could explore as they wanted.
The skulls on the wall are from turtles, used in the turtle soup.
All in all it was a brilliant day, and far better than I was expecting.
In the evening, I helped Lucy get to grips with making friendship bracelets... I think she was trying to hide in this picture!