We’re at about the halfway point in the school summer holidays.
Which means the children have been spending a lot of time together in the last month, and we’ve had more opportunities to take photos for the siblings project.
I’ve been taking our old compact camera out and about with us this summer, and so most of this month’s photos are from our trips into town to visit the museums. We spent a great morning in Swansea museum one day, painting animals on rocks. And on another day we visited the waterfront museum for national play day. They had so much for the children to do there, I was really impressed, and Rhys and Nerys had an amazing time.
The last photo for this month’s siblings project is one I took on my birthday and I just absolutely love it.
I took the children to do a flamingo-themed craft activity at our local library, then we walked over to Singleton Park for a little picnic lunch. We found a spot where we would see the sea and there was plenty of space for the children to run around between bites of food.
I love how you can really see the gap in Nery’s smile where her first tooth has come out.
What I really love though is how this photo captures the little things that really made my birthday perfect. I started my birthday just after midnight, in my garden in my pyjamas, being treated to two of the most amazing shooting stars I think I’ve ever seen.
Then I got to spend the day hanging out with Rhys and Nerys who, for the most part, were really lovely company all day. And it was all finished off with pizza for tea all together and a glass of wine after the children went to bed.
Now all of a sudden I’m aware that there’s not really that long to go until the new school year starts.
And as much as I’m finding it hard to juggle everything with the children home I am really enjoying having this time with them. I’m very aware of how lucky I am to be in this position, to be able to shift my work around and not have to find childcare for Rhys and Nerys during the holidays.
I know I’ll really miss them when we jump back into the school routine in a few weeks.