Here we go.
Back into the regular routine of school and work after the wonderful break from it all over Christmas.
Steve was still off work for the first few days of last week so we had time to just relax and spend time together. We went into town on New Year’s eve to sort out a few bits at the bank and the post office then popped into tesco to pick up some pizza for dinner.
We let the children stay up until midnight and watched the fireworks on the tv together which they really loved. Nerys in particular had been so excited about being allowed to stay up so late.
The rest of the week was very laid back, with time to play some of the games the children got for Christmas. One of these new games was Hedbanz and, ridiculous spelling of the name aside, it’s been a lot of fun.
I had to help the children a few times to come up with questions to ask to point them in the right direction, but they’ve played quite a few rounds now and have always managed to get there in the end.
The other game they’ve really loved playing recently is Uno.
Rhys had found a version of it online that he’d played a few times, which my mother-in-law and I had both clocked. So he ended up with a pack of Uno cards from me and Steve and another from his grandparents, which actually he’s thrilled about. He loves the fact that now he can play at home and when he goes to their house after school!
I’d forgotten how much fun Uno is to play, and have really enjoyed playing it with the children too. They’ve been fab too and we’ve only had quite minor whinges about it not being fair when someone was close to winning and then had to pick up 4!
The Christmas holidays ended on a bit of a high note for the children because we finally made it out to the cinema to see Frozen 2.
We’ve seen the first film more times than I can count and going to the cinema to see the new one was the one thing Nerys was really keen to do this Christmas. I was a bit worried it wouldn’t live up to her expectations, but oh my word she absolutely loved it.
Both children came out saying it was the best film ever, even better than the first one. And I’ve had ‘into the unknown’ running through my head ever since we left the cinema.
And now we’re back into it.
Back to the school run. Back to packed lunches and uniforms and after-school clubs.
I’m ready for a bit of normality and to know what day of the week it is, but I’ll miss my little family this week. It seems to take me a while these days to get used to them all heading off out to work and school after a period of time of us all being at home together.
It’s only a 6 week term though, and the last week of that is only a 3 day week thanks to inset days. So it’ll be half term before we know it and I’ll be wondering where on earth the time went again!