18 Days of Summer #19 – Overtime
So as you will know if you’ve been reading we had our beautiful girls for 18 Days but due to our whereabouts (down South) and their Mum travelling to where we were a day and a half after we would’ve had ‘hand over’ we thought it made sense to keep the girls down with us a little bit longer. So, we changed our plans, sorted it out with the girls Mum who of course was missing them but could see it made sense for the girls not to do the long journey twice more than was needed. This meant we got to have an extra full day with the girls. Hence this last post to tag along with our 18 Days of Summer.
As we had failed to make it to the museum the day before (it was closed) we planned to venture out that way again later in the day. Shayla and I had been out in the morning for our
stepMummy and Daughter time which you will have seen on last weeks ‘Just the 2 of us‘ post. We hadn’t gone anywhere though before we had spent time choosing which hairstyles they wanted from the cute girls hairstyles app again:
Shayla chose the ‘running braid’ which was fantastic for the following day too. Both of them looked great when they’d been messing in the water for a while as well.
On our way to the museum we found an exquisite little fabric shop that had the most gorgeous fabric swatches. We bought some to create bunting for their school sports bags that we’re making, you’ll see more about that in a future post, some cute buttons, gift tags for the thank you biscuits that we made later in the day.
The children loved it in the museum, it made me laugh though. Why do children always go straight to do something they could’ve done at home?
Eden was much happier once we were outside and back in the sunshine, we headed to the beach, not before picking up supplies to make biscuits first.
We headed to the splash pad again, as they had enjoyed it so much on James’ birthday. It was lovely to see them all running around and having fun. It makes my heart smile.
As we all walked back down the prom I felt sad knowing that tomorrow they would leave. I also feel so proud seeing all my family together, I feel so blessed to have my hands so full. I just wished we could all swan around Worthing forever in the sunshine and never return to real life, but alas, that cannot be so. I’m sure many of us wish this at some point, not always about Worthing *chuckles* but when it’s been one of ‘those’ holidays that you just don’t want to come back from.
When we got home I made them sausage and tomato pasta, ‘my favourite’ Shayla said with delight, as we had been talking earlier about her favourite food. She seemed shocked that I remembered and we were having it *bless.* It’s the little things that matter to 4 year olds.
I didn’t want them to go to bed so we made our thank you biscuits which you can read all about here. It was the perfect day, I loved hanging out with all of them. It was really special even though we didn’t really do much at all. I want to remember days like this forever, and it makes me grateful to be able to blog about it.
What was your favourite day this Summer? Is there a specific holiday that stands out when you look back that you wish had never ended?