I swear I always say at the start of the week I will remember my weeks shenanigans with the boys when it comes to my end of week post.
Monday was the start of a tough week. Ruaidhrí is still teething at the moment and at the start of the week he was still crying throughout the day. Once Paul went to work Roman and I had Ruaidhrí out in his pram for hours. We visited my mum, dad, family friends and grandparents just to settle him. Saying that it was good to get out of the house for a while and the weather was great. We also done this on Tuesday.
Wednesday afternoon Paul’s brother and wife came to pick up the boys and I. We went over to Shaws bridge park for a few hours. We were all to busy having fun we forgot about the time and we’re not getting home until very near bedtime. Which would have been amazing if I still did not have baths and dinners you do. Haha. Roman went out like a light that night as we did make them walk about 3.5 miles before we let them loose at the play park. (Himself and his two cousins were like a packet of wild dogs on the hunt for food once they got to the play park.)Ruaidhrí was on his first swing by himself. Think I had mentioned that in a previous post.
Thursday after Roman finished school we went to my mums for a while. I like the boys to spend as much time around all the family. After we went to Paul’s mums for the boys to visit their other grandparents. We spent about 2 hours there before Roman had a swimming lesson with Paul. (Yes his stepdad is his swimming teacher but it’s their bonding time and they love it). It also gives Roman more time with his cousins. While I’m at the side lines with Ruaidhrí watching and waving as he shows me stuff he’s learnt. Ruaidhrí’s bedtime is 7pm so busy the time Paul gets home he’s already in bed. Manchester United Football team were playing on Thursday night so that means we have our visit from my granda. Paul picked him up on his way home from work. Roman got to stay up to see him for a bit before he went to bed. My granda adores the boys and is only just starting to come round in pronouncing Ruaidhrí’s name properly. He was getting called Roostin for a while. LOL!
After swimming waiting to go home.
Friday was St Patrick’s Day. Paul had the day off and Roman usually goes to his dad’s after school on a Friday. We usually pick him up and drop him over about 2. This day he went over a bit later and we enjoyed a day of face painting, Irish dancing, traditional Irish music and soft play area with the kids. Paul’s brother Gavin and his wife Maura joined us with their 2 children. It was a good day and we all enjoyed it.
The only St Paddy’s day picture I got and they were already out of their green.
Saturday we only have one child so Ruaidhrí and I met up with Auntie Mimi for a catch up and a bit of shopping. He was cuddled non stop the whole and throughly enjoyed the attention he was getting of his aunt. Once we got home we played on his playmate while he had a full on conversation to his brother’s Pikachu teddy telling him all about his day. Was the cutest thing ever!
On the train back home from our day with Auntie Mimi. Think he got fed up with the shopping.
Sunday mornings are the lazy mornings. We do not get changed out off our pj’s all morning. Football was on again so my granda was up today to watch his team. It helps that Paul supports the same team. We go collect Roman anytime between 12-1. So once we got him we went to my mums for a sunday roast dinner. My uncle was up the boys got to see him for a while and they got too see 2 of my brothers. Once we had dinner the weather was dry so we went to the park for an hour. Paul’s brother, his wife and children joined us. The children played sword fights, Paul joined in. We all had ice cream then on our way home we drive back the mountain route. The scenery is just beautiful. We had our weekly family movie night we our party then bedtime for the kids anyways. Ruaidhrí usually goes to sleep before the movie starts however as he slept a bit in the park earlier he was nowhere near ready for bed at 7.
Ruaidhrí and I enjoying our lazy Sunday morning. Followed by him not being too amused because I set him in between his daddy and his great granda while the football was on. Roman and Paul at the park having a sword fight. Then the four of us settling in to watch Disney’s: A Bug’s Life.
I had another fun week the boys and since Paul and I are not going to be here most of this coming week we wanted to make the most of today. Sundays are my favourite day. I get to spend time with all my boys for practically the whole day. What more could a mother ask for.