I am so sorry this post is so late – again. My laptop is dying a very slow death and killing my patience along with it! I’ve struggled for two days to upload these pictures but had to persevere otherwise they would become irrelevant and I would never see them again.
So last week I took the kiddies up the road for a walk in the woods. We went suited up in our joggers and wellies and set out for a great adventure. It was the first time I went where I didn’t have to hold Lula the entire time. She was running around and getting fully involved in all the fun. There is a little stream that flows through the woods and of course the kids all ended up in it. They were breaking damns, building bridges and finding fairy houses.
It was absolutely wonderful, but of course I forgot my camera so I can’t share any of those lovely moments with you. They were all working together, discovering new things and getting a bit dangerous and ultimately incredibly wet and dirty playing in the stream. I had to promise we would return the next day to get them home for dinner!
But the next day I woke up and realised we all had bug bites. Only….I had about 50 of them, all over my body. There were even clusters of three or four in one spot that just merged into giant red mounds. But no biggie, I went through the day as usual without noticing them much. The next day we head to town for the always lengthy and arduous task of buying school uniforms and I start to feel not so well. My body feels as if it’s flushing hot and cold and I start to feel ever so slightly nauseous.
We made it home without any drama – I am a mother after all, there’s no time for mummy melt downs! I got myself to the doctor ASAP. And, oh yes, infected bug bites – E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E. So I haven’t slept in three nights and I’m taking antibiotics and slathering anti-itch ointment all over. This was not the end to the Summer I had in mind, but at least I didn’t catch malaria!!
So I’m saying farewell to Summer which has been full of Birthday’s, outdoor adventures, climbing every single tree they see, getting wet with every drop of water they could find and plenty of pyjama days filled with cuddles, kisses and tickle fights. I can’t believe how much we’ve all enjoyed this Summer despite the lack of actual ‘holiday’, no money and most days spent at home. The kids have been completely lovely and I have cherished every minute. Here’s our best bits in pictures.
What was your best bit of Summer?