May has been a crazy busy month, as it is every year, due to having Lilian and Cody’s birthdays as well as my Dad’s birthday too. We celebrated Lilian and Cody’s birthdays with a party in the garden with close family and friends. It was a little more low key than we normally do but that was exactly what we needed with everything else going on this month. The kids were spoilt rotten and had a great day. We enjoyed being able to play garden games with everyone instead of rushing around trying to organise a big party with 30 odd kids running riot.
Lois made me very proud by standing up in her class assembly in front of the whole school and parents to speak. Not much to celebrate for a lot of people but for this shy little thing it was huge and she was so clear and confident when she spoke.
Both Lois and Cody made great progress this month in their swimming lessons. Lois moved up to stage 5 and is now swimming lengths. Cody has finally worked out how to kick his legs and is getting more and more confident every week.
I enjoyed a smashing night out at a Mexican restaurant in Abingdon called Dorindos. I went with the ladies from my WI group. Yes it might seem a bit weird to be part of a WI at my age but this is a young vibrant group which is full of fun and I love it! The food at Dorindos was excellent and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.
We enjoyed a lovely walk with Willow around the local village of East Hagbourne. They had a fairy tale themed scarecrow trail on for half term. Our favourite was the adult sized gingerbread man which was amazing! Gutted it decided to rain (and by rain I mean an absolute monsoon!) so we got completely soaked through.
The last 9 days of May were spent on our family holiday in Spain visiting my grandparents. They have lived over there for 18 years. We had an amazing time exploring ‘real’ Spain with them and particularly enjoyed the boat trip.
May has been a fantastic month full of fun and has kept us so busy. June is planned to be somewhat quieter to give us time to recover before the summer holidays hit us! Whatever you got up to in May, we hope you had fun x