Rabbit’s rainy sports day

Yesterday it was Rabbit’s last day at her Montessori Pre-school.  She was looking forward to it as it was sports day, and we were looking forward to watching her.  We saw her in the relay race and the egg and spoon race before the rain became too heavy and we had to come inside.  It was a shame they couldn’t do the rest but what we did see was very sweet, and the children seemed happy enough.  The presentation of the medals and the leavers’ certificates took place indoors, and then we said our goodbyes.  If felt very strange leaving after four years of involvement there, and it was quite emotional, especially saying goodbye to Rabbit’s key worker (who was Monkey’s as well) as she is so lovely.  However we are looking forward to this new chapter – with no school run of any kind – and Rabbit is very excited about being home educated.

The rest of the day was busy as Wednesdays always are.  We had lunch with friends in the cafe at the church where the Pre-school takes place, and then went back to our house for Home education group.  The rain stopped and the children spent about an hour an a half in the garden playing, and also making models with clay.  This was loosely based on the Olympics, and inspired by Greek pots with pictures of athletes on them, but mostly the children just had fun making random things with clay.  The rain started again so we came inside and the children played for a while until one family had to leave.  Then the rest of the children had an early supper before Owl and Monkey went to Beavers.  It wasn’t quite Owl’s last one, as they are having a picnic in the park next week, but it was his last normal Beavers meeting.  It has been nice for the boys to go together for a term and a half, but now Owl is going up to Cubs in September.  Another growing up milestone which I can’t quite get my head around…

A busy day was followed by a busy evening, as we had arranged for some friends to babysit so that we could go to Ikea to try to make a final decision on our new kitchen.  Except we didn’t, quite, so our friends have kindly offered to babysit again on Friday.  We have been told that if we order on Friday evening, it will be delivered on Saturday, which is good as Suburban dad and his colleagues (and Owl) are ripping out the old one on Sunday, and the work is due to start on Monday.  Somehow that quiet day/ week/ month I’m always looking for never seems to come!

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