We went to visit dad tonight with the kids in their jammies ready for bed with their bedtime books. It was pretty mental (as usual) however eventually we got 5 mins peace where we all read together The tiger who came to tea and sang the kids 'nighnigh' songs. Dad sang a few odd words of ally bally bee and geordie munro....but best of all he said Archie Doodle, of course I cried!
The kids got lots of cuddles and lots of tugging his lugs (their night time/sleepy comfort).
A lovely end to an otherwise difficult cabin fever rainy day - by 9am we had made models from tin foil of cars to smash with our monster trucks, painted not only on paper but their bodies, poured cheerios all over the kitchen floor, made a road for cars from a roll of brown paper, I can say this level of creativity and productivity is what comes from getting up at 5am!!! by 11am we had washed all paint off, made stove top popcorn (they love that popping) and were cuddled up watching Happy feet, come on it was our afternoon, No?
I managed to sneak in some sewing prep today for my next frock, I am doing another Cynthia rowley 1801, with some alterations - higher neckline shorter narrower sleeves and less bulk in the gathers of the skirt. fingers crossed.
Of course, I got a lovely smile kiss and cuddle from my lovely dad xxx