Friday, 25 May 2012

Our week in pictures (and a few words!)

There hasn't been much time for blogging this week, largely due to a visit to Ikea and the resulting work that came from that. More on that later.

Be warned, it's a long post, as I try to cram a week's worth of blogging into one post!

Let's start with last Saturday and the boys' weekly shinty practice. I don't always go with them as daddy is the coach and so he takes them. He had a conference to attend on Saturday though, so as the older three boys were training, Alasdair and I went for a walk through the park where they train and admired the last of the spring blossom.

You can determine the success of a shinty session by the state of the clothing afterwards.

The back was much worse!

On Saturday afternoon the football team that the boys and dad support (Hearts) were playing the Scottish Cup Final against their arch-rivals, the other Edinburgh team (Hibs). It was the first time the two teams had played each other in the final for over 100 years. The game was well hyped up before hand, and both sets of fans were actually more terrified than excited. They all said that they didn't mind losing in the final to any team but their city rivals!

We all watched the game (except poor daddy who was still at the conference, but eagerly following the updates on his phone!) and it turned out to be a really good match.

Thankfully for my little supporters, our team won, 5-1!

Sunday saw the start of the sunshine that we have been longing for all Spring. Although we have had sunny spells, there has hardly been a day without rain all Spring so were long-overdue this spell. With the exception of the major thunder storm on Wednesday evening, this is the longest it has been dry for ages and ages! Well, it certainly feels like that anyway!

Daddy and Alasdair spot a cute little doggy at the park.

David, fearless as ever....

Ready, steady, go!

On Monday and Tuesday, dad took a couple of days off work.

We spent Monday morning enjoying tea & scones at our favourite garden centre....

.....which has a play-park the boys love.

Alasdair and Daddy checked out some of the garden furniture, which is a wee but out of our price range!

We spent the rest of Monday at the swimming pool and then headed home for a barbecue.

On Tuesday we paid a visit to Ikea and bought some new bookcases. It's always fun getting Ikea purchases home again.

The sunny weather continued (and is set to continue till Tuesday I think.) It's been so nice to finally get working in the garden again and to let the boys potter around.

Our temperatures have been around 24C, which may not seem too hot to those of you used to sunnier climates, but it's just perfect to us! Not too hot, but hot enough to warm up your bones :0)

When not digging my way through the mountain of weeds that have grown up over the wet Spring, I was busy re-organising our books onto the new bookcase.

When we were thinking of moving house last year, we had a major de-clutter as all estate agents tell you is best, and put a lot of our books into storage in my brother's garage! It is so wonderful to have them all back again, and here they are on the new bookcases. 

We did have old bookcases (also in storage in my brothers garage) but thought we would treat ourselves to some smart new ones.

And to finish with, here is my littlest man enjoying chasing bubbles round the garden today.

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