Girly weekend

Just time for a quick post to try and catch up a bit.  A couple of weeks ago, I ended up hosting a bit of a girly weekend in Herne Hill. It wasn’t quite the same as the girly weekends I would have arranged of my youth, but there was still music, dancing, lots of yummy food and plenty of laughing!

My uni friend, Katharine, came to stay with her daughter Emilia.  It was a flying visit, but it was great fun catching up with Katharine – and better fun watching a friendship between our daughters develop!  Can’t wait to see them as they get older!

Sophie took her little friend to one of her favourite music classes – Bea’s Baby Bop – for a bit of a dance and sing.  They loved the shakers and musical instruments, and Sophie impressed us with her knowledge of all the songs and actions.

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We then headed up to the Horniman Museum – one of our favourite South London spots.  Our little ladies loved the aquarium, although a bit of an Alex tantrum curtailed our visit somewhat!

Aquarium

But things went better in the wonderful music garden where we enjoyed the far reaching views of London and listening to the children being creative.

Horniman

After an afternoon trip to our local playground and a pizza making session, Katharine and Emilia headed back to Hampshire leaving us to enjoy a quiet family Sunday.  Or so we thought…

Very early on Sunday morning we had a call from a the mother of one of the children who share our childminder.  Due her second child, and with us as childcare backup in case of the sudden arrival of the baby, she was calling to say she was in labour!  So we collected Anna and adjusted our plans so we could look after her for the day while her mum went to hospital.

Alex and Sophie were delighted to have their friend over to play – and while the boys went to Brixton for Alex’s swimming lesson, us girls had a lovely time at the Brixton softplay and on the bus!

Girls

We stopped in at Brockwell Park on the way home for a ride on the miniature railway – here are the girls sharing a seat on the train!  They were so proud of their tickets!

Train

We had a quiet afternoon at the local park, in our garden, and chilling out in front of “Frozen” with cookies.  Here’s my favourite picture – I love the drama on their faces (they’re watching the opening sequence of “Frozen” with the shipwreck!).  So engaged!

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So it turned into a very busy, but very fun girly weekend!

And we were thrilled to welcome baby Patrick into the world at the end of the weekend, and have the privilege of telling Anna she’d become a big sister.  What a day!

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