After being thrown completely out of bonk from his holiday routine, my little boy has finally returned to his early start and afternoon nap routine. Yes we were woken up at 6am in the morning, but at least he had an hour and a half nap mid-afternoon. Since his holiday, he has been waking later and not napping at all. It’s going to happen sooner or later, but I could tell he wasn’t ready to drop that nap. So back to normality for a bit.
The little tyke was in a really great mood this morning, which filled us with enthusiasm for the day ahead. He had a quick bath (as he was looking a little bit grubby), got changed and had a breakfast of biscuit rusks and milk. I straightened my hair and we all got ready to leave the house for a morning trip to Coombe Abbey Country Park. A wonderful setting for an autumnal walk.
It was quite cold as we got out of the car and started walking through the park. It’s so strange to be wearing sweaters and coats after enjoying the hot Greek weather only two weeks ago. Brrrrr! I love going out for walks at this time of year though, with the colours of the trees being so beautiful at the moment. Little tyke loves running through piles of rustling, dry leaves and kicking them up in the air. I picked some examples of several types of leaves to do some autumn crafting later on.
We visited the lake to see all the birds – swans, geese, ducks, seagulls and pigeons bobbed about on the water. He was most interested in the dirty old pigeons! I guess he must have found them quite funny little creatures with their silly head bobbing walks. As it neared lunchtime, we headed back to the cafe near the park entrance and found a little table. We lunched on cheese sandwiches and slices of cake, nothing exciting but exactly what we fancied after a brisk country walk. Oh and yes, Mummy had a coffee (needed it after the early start!). We then took the the little man to the playground for a half an hour run around and set off home.
As predicted, the little tired chap fell asleep during the car journey as we neared home. Luckily we were able to transport him from the car seat to his cot without him so much as stirring. During his nap time, Daddy started work again on tiling our downstairs cloakroom. It’s so hard to do house renovations with a little one, but we are determined to get this particular project finished within the next few weeks. This left me time to start cooking the dinner, which would be bangers and mash today. Yummy!
Dinner was ok, the mashed potato was a little bit lumpy because I had the little man hanging on my leg and begging me to play cars whilst I was mashing! How does anyone get anything done? He is always demanding my attention when I try to prepare food. Help! I actually made a really nice dinner on Saturday using the slowcooker. I got the recipe from a Mummy vlogger who I follow and it was so simple to make and was really tasty – Slowcooker Chicken and Vegetable Curry. Check out the video from Claire Witt.
We finished the day with some garden time and planted our spring bulbs in our planters and had a general tidy up. The little man got out his slide and Cosy Coupe and burned off a bit of energy before bedtime (which is always good).
So now I am going to curl up on the sofa and watch a bit of Netflix. It feels like it has been such a long day today! I hope you have all had a lovely weekends, ta ta for now xxx