Another summer holidays has come and gone. The weather has been a bit of this and a bit of that, so we have had plenty of indoor activities – swimming, cinema and softplay.
Whenever possible though, we have tried to get out to enjoy the best of the weather. Scott had 3 weeks in football camp and we were away for 2 weeks, so I haven’t had too many days with both boys on day trips. Unfortunately, my two boy days also seem to have coincided with lousy weather so it is sad that we haven’t had many outdoor trips altogether.
Scott has been spoiled with all the footballing opportunities. Crazy hair day apparently doesn’t get old!
Luke was joining in by the final week too:
Some of our park outings were decidedly chilly!
And sometimes we made the most of some late afternoon sunshine:
We were frequent visitors to the park all summer:
A lot of time has been spent “throwing stones in the big water”…
This boy loves jumping in puddles and our weather system certainly obliges!
Luke is a big fan of a trip over the water to Cumbrae. The combination of boat, bus and beach is a big winner and we had a couple of lovely daytrips in Millport together.
Finding a crab:
Poor wee guy had one spoonful of ice-cream then crashed!
This throwing arm got some good workouts in!
A change of clothes later….No mistake this time with the ice-cream!
Many of our days were fit round football camp and while Scott was at the West Kilbride camp, I took Luke to the Kilwinning Carnival.
The boys were keen for a shot on the underground in Glasgow:We parked up at Shields Road and took the subway to the West End for a wee run around the Botanic Gardens:
Perhaps as much as anything, I just loved having the time to let the boys “be” and having a bit more time for something as simple as Luke spreading his bagel is bliss for me.
It has been great and it will take a while to get over the bereft feeling of the end of the holidays. I will certainly miss the cheeky faces!