Tuesday, August 18, 2015

4th Birthday

It went so quickly.

First day back at nursery this morning:
You are wearing trousers age 4 but all the other items are age 3. We felt that it was easier to have you in trousers this year, to keep you tidy and managing you between chairs etc.

Gran and Aunt Sandra came to visit and we had cake. Aunty babs and the boys came later on.

You got lots of presents: lay-z-spa; scoot; clothes; chiffon scarves; shoes; hamma beads; beach towels; balloons; sensory balls; name picture; rattles, toys and money. You are so loved, and so very spoiled by everyone.

This year a lot of your presents were wrapped in tissue paper so you could rip it apart with a little help. You seemed to enjoy that.

It was a lovely day and we got to spend it with you enjoying yourself.

Monday, August 17, 2015

We made it through our first 7 week summer holiday

At the end of June I worried how I was ever going to survive having Ayla home all summer. 7 weeks! I made a resolution that every week we would do at least one thing, or go one place, or see one new landmark. It was a bold statement, but a promise that I made to myself and to Ayla.

We actually made 11

  1. The Kelpies - Helix Park 
  2. Istanbul Palace in Edinburgh
  3. Falkirk Wheel
  4. Play & Chat at Plus Stirling
  5. Butterfly Farm in Edinburgh
  6. 5 sisters zoo in west lothian
  7. Cockenzie House - Falco's secret garden restuarant
  8. Rosslyn Chapel
  9. Linda's new house in penicuik
  10. Pittencrieff Park
  11. Aberdour - silver sands beach
I am so very pleased that I managed to take her out and about. Some of these places I had never been to either. There are more photos of each of the locations, but i think they might be in my SLR.
 pittencrieff park peacocks
Rosslyn Chapel
 Drinking my cappuccino in Ocean Terminal
One of the Kelpies