We spent today in Derbyshire at Drayton Bassett with the Box’s at ThomasLand in the Drayton Manor Park. Thankfully the rain stayed away all day except the 25 minutes that we were indoors watching the Polar Express 4D – which incidentally was VERY good. It got colder as the afternoon progressed to the point that we decided to go for the cars at 5:30 as the fireworks were running. Sadly the fireworks were not as cool as we were all hoping – could have been the fact that we stood in the cold for 30 minutes waiting for them however….
We actually didn’t managed to get to see Father Christmas today as his queue was well over one hour long – although in fairness the boys did not seem hugely disappointed by this.
Poor Elliot is full of cold – as is Gracie – so there’re plenty of sniffles and little coughs today. Olly was, well just Olly :-S
We stopped at the Tame Otter in Lichfield for dinner so we did not get home until nearly 10pm following a quick detour to Kerrie’s house to collect some curtains and curtain rails for Jenny and Justin’s new flat. The boys were flat out in the back of Bruce, so mummy took Olly in and daddy Elly. Elly was in bed asleep approx 6 minutes later – Olly took a little longer as he decided to go for a full on “I am pissed off” approach. Great 🙁 Particularly since we had been treated to about 40 minutes of crying before we actually got home….. 🙁
Oh well, long days and short nights over the weekend are catching up with them both – the boys were at Grannie Cuckoos over the weekend and we are guessing didn’t get as much sleep as they could have…. 🙂
Today was the Silcoates last day of school so the boys are now all finished for Christmas. Their celebrations begin with a couple of nights at Grannie Cuckoo’s starting in the next hour or so 🙂
Oliver actually missed his last day of school as he had a doctor appointment at Pinderfields as a follow up to his ongoing paediatric appointments regarding his temperature issues etc. The appointment was very late (40 minutes late) and to make matters a little worse was that we had got to the appointment nearly 20 minutes early 🙁 Anyway, he is in a holding pattern for 6 months and hence we will continue to monitor his issues over the next 6 months.
Wow – we woke up to MEGA ice on the roads etc this morning 🙁
Poor Elliot ended up falling on his backside not more than 6 feet from the garage door 🙁
The cul-de-sac and surrounding roads were ice skating rinks – as in too dangerous to walk on AT ALL. Bruce performed a faultless 30 feet powerslide at the bottom of the cul-de-sac as we head up Constable Drive 🙂
By lunchtime, we have got rain and 5 Celcius and so the majority of the ice has now gone 🙂
At 2pm today in the Silcoates school hall was the Nativity for Years 1 to 3 and it was quite a show 🙂
We arrived v early to ensure we secured not only good seats but also to get the car parked in the car park 🙂
The nativity was a little different as it initially centred around a donkey called Maurice who was trying to sleep, with lots of other animals (such as mice, goats, a spider and a bird) getting in the way. Then, Joseph and Mary arrived kicking Maurice out of his manger given their need to use it 🙂
A great production where the children performed faultlessly finishing with year 1 (Elliot’s year) singing a few carols such as the below: (coming soon – upload issue)
Today we went to the pick your own Christmas Tree farm in Methley near Leeds. It is a large farmers field with several thousand Christmas trees from 6″ to 20′ in height.
We took our wellies and trudged through the field in search of our perfect Christmas tree. Olly fell over in the first 15 seconds and then again half way around – to the point that he needed de-clothing at the car and then a new set when we got home 🙁
Anyway, see the photographs below – our tree is on the right of the first photo and in daddy’s hand in the second, and is now sat in the Conservatory getting used to the new environment 🙂 Hopefully we will get around to decorating it tomorrow before Kurtiss’ birthday party.
Olly has come home from school with bright red cheeks and his somewhat usual temperature issue 🙁
May cause a problem for his weekend at Grannies that is supposed to start tomorrow night ….