I’m sure I say it every month but how is it November on Wednesday? October includes both mine and my husband’s birthday. We have also just returned from a weeks holiday in the lakes during half term. So it’s been busy but fun.
We started October with a trip to forest school. After enjoying the mums and tots sessions so much over the spring and summer I was thrilled to discover there is a monthly Sunday session for families. F had lots of fun doing science experiments, crafts and making chocolate orange muffins to cook on the campfire. E was ill with a stomach bug the next weekend but the following one we enjoyed lots of family time with a trip to the library, park and the forest. F has continued to enjoy school this month. We’ve really noticed how many letters she can recognise now and how much more confident she is with counting. You can read more about her first half term here.
E is now 16 months and confidently walking. She is more and more like a toddler each day. Sometimes she surprises us by just how much she understands. She loves waving, blowing kisses and saying “hiya”. Her latest word this weekend was Peppa (when Peppa pig came on).
We’ve just spent half term in the Lake District with my parents. E was ill again for the first few days so we didn’t explore as many places as we had planned. She ended up at the out of hours GP at 1 am Monday. The GP thought it was a bad viral throat infection or hand, foot and mouth. Luckily she was a lot better a couple of days later and we were able to enjoy our holiday more. The weather also improved a lot around the same time. We enjoyed walking and Gruffalo spotting in Grizedale forest, exploring Ambleside & Keswick, Sizergh castle, Wray castle, Brockhole, cruising lake Windermere and a lovely walk around Derwent water. We had lots of outdoor fun and the girls have enjoyed lots of playgrounds. We also enjoyed a couple of meals out too.
We drove home on Saturday and I took the girls straight to my friends Halloween party. The girls were dressed as two pumpkins and they had lots of fun playing games and exploring messy play activities with their friends. We all had a fantastic time. Yesterday we finished half term with a trip to our local National trust who had some Halloween events on. We saw some owls, decorated owl masks, listened to stories and made bird feeders. As well as days out we have also had quiet days at home doing activities together. We’ve ticked off lots of things from our Autumn family bucket list this month.
November is a quieter month for us but we have a few things planned and I’m sure we’ll plan more.