Such a busy busy week and the weekend is no quieter. Luckily it has been filled with fun busy things so it has been enjoyable but I am totally done in and coming down with a cold so this is going to be brief and then I’m off to watch Fraiser and eat cream.

Last weekend I decided I always wait to do outings with the kids when Keith is home or we have visitors but why not do one just me and the kids. So as it was gorgeous weather we visited Dunstaffnage castle and chapel which we have never been to before. We had a really really enjoyable time and all for six quid. I was extremely impressed that both kid’s were genuinely interested and overblown by the castle grounds and some of the history I was telling them. I think I’d definitely ask for something like National Trust family membership for us for Christmas or so now.

As the kids were so well behaved they got to pick a toy at the gift shop. Aiden obviously armoured up and Faye went for a dragon that Aiden has named Blue for her.

It was lovely and sunny at work at the start of the week so as I was walking through the willow garden or suddenly struck me that perhaps we could get married here in October if we decide we are bothering to do it (I know I know, such romantic and so uncommitted to the actual ceremony itself but I think an outdoor super simple wedding would be nice)

Sometimes Faye just really really wants to cuddle up with Aiden. Normally he wouldn’t let her at all but he was getting to watch tv so he let it slide this time.

We got the kid’s rehearsal dinner outfits from the company I am writing a review for. They do wedding attire but as my two are flower girl and page boy they have their outfits picked by the bride. I have have gone a touch overkill on the ones for the evening before then…

Aiden looks exactly like my Grandad Vin here. He died before I was even pregnant but I often think he is around a lot especially near Aiden who has his exact same mad laugh and dance moves. My Grandad was a ballroom dancer and also a total gentleman joker.

Aiden often decides to opt out of taking part in nursery activities and politely asks to watch instead which the teachers say is fine. It frustrates me a bit as he then feels like he missed out. One thing they had made which he hasn’t was milk bottle elephants so this week we made our own Elmer elephant with new and improved ears. He took it along to nursery the next day proud as punch and the teachers wanted to know how I did the ears.

On Friday Aiden preformed in front of a few hundred people at the Highland and Islands Music and Dance Festival. He sang and elephant song with his nursery and while I was sure he would just stand on stage and look she’ll shocked, he surprised us all by singing every word louder than anyone else and doing all the hand actions.

Today a few of my Bo’ness Mum friends and their brood came to visit us. I haven’t seen them for months so it was especially lovely to see them all. The kids are growing so so fast and played so wonderfully together all day long. They were completely exhausted by the time I snapped this photo at the end of soft play.

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4 thoughts on “Project 365 – Week 18”

  1. quite right for going out by yourself and doing things without Keith. Is Dunstaffnage castle not Historic Scotland?
    How wonderful of the Bo’ness mums to come up, that is not a short trip.
    I think once you have kids the money you pay for the piece of paper you get upon marriage is always money that can be spent on something else.
    Love the picture of Aiden in his suit. How lovely you see a lot if your Granddad in him.
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