It's been a very busy few days! We had Stuart's parents visiting for the weekend after Harry's birthday and it was also Stuart's birthday. We all went out for lunch on Saturday after Harry's music class - this is the view from the Baltic art gallery on the Quayside.
The boys really enjoyed having their grandparents to play with and show things to. We visited a bookshop too, so Harry could spend some birthday money and I am really happy that we will soon be reading another Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Peter also chose The Highway Rat, by Julia Donaldson. We have been reading The Cat in the Hat Comes Back twice every day for several days since we borrowed it from the library too - Harry and Peter both love it!
We started planting seeds for the allotment this weekend - tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers for the greenhouse and courgette and sunflowers for the beds. I will keep the pots at home for now so we can water them regularly. We also planted some seed potatoes in a bag at home. Harry and Peter love garden and allotment work and I am sure they will be delighted to get back into it.
We spent a lovely few hours at the beach with several home ed friends today, after Peter's enjoy-a-ball class. It was really sunny and all the children had a great time. It was nice to see some friends we haven't seen for a while too.
Harry was invested at Beavers tonight and received a certificate and his necker and woggle. He had to find out some facts about beavers (the animal) and Scouts, which we had done last week. He also won the Beaver mascot to bring home for being the best Beaver of the week - I am not sure why he has such a serious face here!