Life is mostly outdoors at ther moment, often out in the garden, well inbetween rain showers anyway, me that is, not the children, nope, they have discovered a love of playing in the rain and rolling in the mud. Bless 'em, and bless waterproofs!
Most days Rye and myself get on our bikes and go for a ride, be it to the local supermarket, the garage (has a wee M&S shop in it), or down to nursery to pick up one of my mindies - and yesterday we attempted a further a field ride and went all the way down to the high street, so I could post my season swap gift. Then onto the recreation grounds so Rye could practise further his riding skills, and I could sit down and let my knees recover.
Going very well until Rye took a bit of a dive and planted his face into the pavement, oh my, my heart. Thankfully, he was wearing his helmet which reduced the impact and he had all his waterpoofs on, so just a few minor scrapes:
But anyway, sliding...
This week we also went to Port Lympne Animal Park, which was brilliant, of course I forgot my camera - arrgh. Rye wasn't that fussed at first, he enjoyed the ride round the park looking at the animals, although he did keep saying to me, excitedly, "Mum, mum, look seagulls!" Hmmm. lol
However, when we got off at the second stop and just happened to hit feeding time, Rye was quickly enamoured with the Tigers and hyenas. Then we walked up a hill, that nearly caused me to expire, and at the top were monkeys and gorillas, one upside of my slow walk up the hill is that by the time I made it up, the gorgillas had been fed and so there was a mama gorilla with a babe sat right next to the windows, and then a male sauntered over with a branch of leaves and sat in front of us and began to eat. It was brilliant. The other gorillas were up on the various appartus for them to the climb on.
Rye didn't want to leave when it was time for us to move, but he enjoyed the maze, and then another hill which nearly caused me to expire. And we were back at base camp and just one more steep hill to navigate and then we were back at the ticket/gift shop and I was kissing the drinks machine - gosh I was parched.
The zoo visit wa a home ed thing, and I think everyone enjoyed it, we got a little wet but not too bad, and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves.
Other stuff that's been happening, is Rye's progress with the Reading Eggs programme. He's doing really well, although I think he may be zipping through a bit fast and not taking in the lessons, as he does struggle with the lessons he's now on, which involve him reading words on the screen and making sentences out of them. Mind, I had a proud moment, while he was doing the beanbag sliding, he suddenly looked up at the letter C on the door and said, "C" and then ran his finger along the word written inside, and said, "Cat, begins C". I was so chuffed, sure he may have just remembered, but it did appear that he'd actually read the word "cat".
Ohhh what else, well Rye has seen his dad, seemed to enjoy himself, and it was nice to be able to concentrate on mindie for a few days - plus she is a lot calmer without Rye to wind her up and get over excited about.
I do have some Ta Daahh's to come but those will have to wait a wee bit - couple of things I made for the season swap, and something else for someone, whose not received it yet, so that will have to wait a wee bit before I reveal.
Right - teatime.