Sunday, 22 September 2013

Our holiday to Center Parcs

We have spent the past week on holiday at Center Parcs, hence no blog activity. The ability to take term time holidays is definitely a plus point for home education!

We have all enjoyed being together as a family. I think Harry in particular has enjoyed having Stuart around. We took our bikes and even Peter managed to ride his balance bike to our destinations and back again. 

The weather wasn't great so we went swimming lots

The boys enjoyed playing in the indoor play area too

Harry and Peter were both really keen to do some art and that meant we got some nice one-on-one time with each of them too as they went to separate sessions. Harry painted a great volcano on canvas, decorated a tea-towel with stencils and traced a picture onto clear film to put up at the window. Peter got very messy with sponges, stampers and driving small cars through paint - he was in his element and certainly did not want to finish after 45 minutes, he would have carried on for another hour! 

There were a couple of sunny spells and we took a boat out onto the lake in one. Harry insisted on steering although he couldn't reach the pedals so Stuart and I took it in turns to do solo pedalling. Thankfully we managed to (ungracefully) swap seats without falling in, although I am sure that would have been the highlight of the week for Harry and Peter!

First ever ten-pin bowling. Harry loved it. Peter managed one round then wandered off!

We had a couple of visits to the adventure playground. 

It has been a lovely week, away from any schedule and I feel ready to start a new, normal week tomorrow. I have planned quite a lot so Harry isn't too focussed on Stuart going back to work, as he struggles to accept it after having him at home.

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