Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Winter Break

Last week Raf was on break from school so I got to enjoy a fun packed week with all the children as well as some of their favourite friends. Monday was President's Day, which Rich had off of work, so it was a relaxed day... but on Tuesday we began day one of swim camp for both the boys. Gideon and Rohit and their siblings were all doing the camp, too, and on the Tuesday we got to enjoy the company of Gideon and Violet before and after swim camp. 

It was a bit of a tight squeeze in the car but we made it. Thanks to my lovely friends Margaret and Romy for helping me once we got to swim camp.


The children got right stuck in...


And then the little ones hopped in the water for their very first lesson.


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And then a craft.


Whilst Raf had his first lesson.


And Harriet was very patient as she waited for her siblings...




After swim camp all the kids came home and relaxed with some TV and snacks whilst I got Hatts down for a nap.



I forgot to mention that on Monday, the boys were lucky enough to have a surprise present - LL Bean sleds. Of course the snow is going but we're all ready for next year!


On Wednesday more swim camp fun... we picked up Gideon and Violet en route, and the small kids went straight into crafts.


And then jumping into the pool.



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It was super fun. Raf loved having Gideon and Rohit there. Lots of support for one another.


After swim camp on Thursday we hit the bounce zone for a play date. They bounced for close to three hours... after swim camp! They were absolutely exhausted!!


And Hatts was very keen to play herself. It was packed with lots of children from a camp there... but that didn't stop the kids from crawling all over the place.



and finally... passed out as soon as we got home.


But awake in time for a fun bath with the entire crew.



Final day of swim camp...



Thoroughly exhausted.


And then I got to take all of them to the dentist! Here Charlie is practicing for his appointment in a couple of weeks.




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