They came out of school cheering on Friday and we sang all the way home in the car. One of the best things for me is of course no more schools runs, which I hate (especially those I do on three hours sleep) and now the kids are a little older they will let me have a little sleep-in if I've worked the night before, which is great.
I think the secret to a stress free six weeks is to plan ahead a little and they don't always have to be big days out that cost a lot. Just arranging to meet friends in the park or having a making day at home is just as much fun.
We make a holiday planner and the kids decorate it and write down some of their ideas, and we gradually fill it in day by day. Today is doughnut day, so once we have done the supermaket shop we are off for doughnuts, which means everyone helps get the shopping done quickly. There is method to my madness.
I also this year made them sign a holiday promise on the back of our planner not to wind each other up over the summer. They both signed it and shook hands so I'll let you know if it works!
Fun at Legoland!
We kicked off the summer with a big day out at Legoland and I have to say they loved every minute. It was great because for the first time Cassidy, who is five, was able to go on everything that her older brother went on and she felt so grown up. I had a mouse mat made of us on the roller coaster (see the picture above) you can see just how excited she was!
I'd love to swap ideas with you. If you have been anywhere that the kids have enjoyed let me know, no matter where you are in the country, and we can all help each other.
Anyway got to go, keep the ideas coming and here's to a fun six weeks yeah !