A great day out, after a slow start at Sandwell Valley and Dartmouth park. We picked up my sister E and finally met her new kitten Percy-mega cute! We deceided to head out to Sandwell Valley as it’s not far and there was something for everyone. We played on the equipment at Dartmouth park, Ot and Tig enjoyed demonstrating their prowess with the gym machines. Ate a little lunch then walked up to the smaller play area on the hill with a sandpit where we swung, spun and dug for a while.
After that it was time to walk the dog! We headed around the sculpture trail in Sandwell Valley then over to the Priory and Priory woods. Tig was really good at recognising Hawthorn, and Elder as well as B and Tig noticing Willow, everyone spotted oak and holly and I showed B Ash. Sherlock managed to dive into an algae covered pond so is very stinky and needs a bath!!! Everyone was tired out by the time we got back to the car but still managed to find the energy to collect some conkers and have a sneaky cheeseburger or McFlurry from Mcdonalds.
We dropped E of home
and then headed back to veg out with soem screens-we are all feeling a little tired after this week *yawn*
Today we headed out to swimming straight after breakfast and had na hour and a half of fun in the pool. There was front crawl, back crawl, surface diving to collect treasure form the bottom, racing, trick playing and splash wars. We had great fun together and emerged a little tired at about 11. We headed home to collect the dog for a walk, we were slightly delayed by the need to get a new tyre fitted on my car.
After the mobile tyre man came and we’d had some dinner, we headed out along the canal to walk the dog and enjoy the beautiful day. We spotted various trees and had a go at some more photography (if we fancied). Ot scooted about and B and I walked most of the way together. We saw roach swimming and feeding as well as geese, ducks and coots/morehens. We headed back a little sooner than usual because Tig and Ot had their first gym induction at 4.
Once we were back home we did a quick bit of maths; Ot worked on his Chance in conquor maths, getting a silver certificate and B worked on mathseeds and reading eggs. Once this was done, everyone enjoyed a 30 minute screen break before getting into the car and heading out once more to the leisure centre for the boys gym induction at 4 and B’s gymnastics class at 5.
Tig and Ot enjoyed their induction, the chap who did it said they were really good and worked hard. The found out how to use the rowing machines, exercise bikes, cross trainers and treadmills. They’re booked in for the weights induction at 7-8 onThursday, after which they can goto the sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. B enjoyed his gym class, doing well with the balance bar, jumping on the trampet and forward roll/back bend activity. he also improved working on his handstand and enjoyed the simple bit of bar work. He was very pleased to see his friends and we headed out to KFC after with a couple of them to celebrate getting to the first ‘red’ coloured week on our sticker chart for gym.
Everyone enjoyed KFC, although we did get a little rowdy! After that, we headed home and everyone pitched in to collect and fold washing, empty dishwashers, put away toys and do dad’s chees and onion sandwich. We finally flopped down in our chairs and chilled on screens for a while.
I read hte first chapter of the original Swiss Family Robinson; B fell asleep and TIg and Ot eitehr really enjoyed it or were to tired to speak or move! Everyone headed upto bed and fell asleep in super quick time!