Friday, 29 October 2010

A weekend away, drawing fun and plans for the week

Walsall Arboretum
brilliant sunshine and dark clouds and Autumn colours

Taking advantage of the half term holidays, we visited the grandparents this weekend, knowing that on our return we didn't need to be up for school this morning.

We had a lovely rest, although Alex and I never sleep so well when there but still a nice visit. Imogen systematically goes through all the play things she has there and you really know she has arrived after a short while ... leaving a trail of toys everywhere before moving on to something new.

We spent Saturday afternoon at Walsall Arboretum and park, which we thought would be lovely after a sunny morning but yes the clouds arrived as we did. So we sheltered in the downpours and came out with the sunshine, and we did go prepared with an old towel to dry the slide!

On the see saw with Grandad
Walking the ropes

A lot of the weekend was spent drawing, Imogen is really getting detailed in her drawings these days, her attention to things is very good. I'm going to scan or photograph a few for a picture post soon I think, she's so into her drawings at the moment.

Back to the South, sunny morning (this was Monday - took me all week to actually post this) after a long lay in which was lovely. Quiet day of reading, drawing and a film on the tv. Other things planned for the week ahead include visits to libraries, going to "Meet the Author" events locally to "meet" Axel Scheffler and Emily Gravett (all looking forward to these), and a trip to the cinema. Lots of fresh air, fun and some relaxation, my kind of week. More on the rest of the week soon (it's been soooo good!) ............

1 comment:

  1. I love having the kids at home during the school holidays. I do miss them when they're at school. Sounds like you've had a busy week.


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