Today has been one of those fab days where everything has gone right and everyone behaved! The only thing I am sad about is the fact I was so busy having fun that I forgot to take any pictures (very unlike me!).
Chester will be 4 in September and he has been on the waiting list for swimming lessons at our local pool for ages, so when the swimming teacher rang last week to say she had a space for him I was over the moon!
Today was the day he had his first lesson! I was so excited for him but nervous at the same time. He can be a little monkey when he wants to be, so I had visions of him just doing his own thing and generally being a monkey.
But, to my surprise he was so well behaved! There were 5 other children and one of them he knows from Nursery School so I think that helped. It was Chester's first time without armbands so I was a little worried about that, but I needn't of worried as he was very confident (apart from when he was on his back). Yes a couple of times he was told off by the teacher (what a surprise!) but for the majority of the half hour he was great, listening to the teacher and doing as he was told. Such a proud Mummy moment!
Because it was his first week I had decided to let Craig's Nan and Aunt look after Millie as I wanted to give Chester my full attention. Even though I have missed her loads, I am so glad I decided to do this. Me and Chester have had some much needed mother and son time.
So after Swimming we grabbed some lunch from Sainsburys and had a picnic in a nearby park. They have a big car in there so me and Chester had lots of fun pretending we were driving to Peter Pans house! Peter Pan is Chesters new hero, I am sure it will change again by next week!
The because the weather was still so nice (I know, unbelievable in this country right?!) we would take a trip to the Seaside. We are lucky that we only live 15mins away from the nearest seaside, although I am annoyed that I only worked this out last year even though we have lived where we do for 6years. Even more annoying was that today was the first time we have ever visited it!
Its a pebble beach but does also have some sand, so we did manage to make a sand castle or two! Then we wandered further down and I noticed there was a big sand based play area, Chester loved it and made me go on everything with him including a 'pirate ship'! Then on the way back to the car I noticed a small water park area so we popped in to look. Now I had no intention of letting Chester go in it because I didnt have any spares or his swim stuff with me. But before I knew it he had taken his shoes and socks off and was in the water fully clothed! ARGH!!!!!!!!! Anyone who knows Chester would not be surprised by this at all. We then had to take the walk back to the car with Chester just wearing his pants, I was so embarrassed, much to Chester's amusement. He didnt stop laughing all the way back! Luckily when we got back I had some spare shorts and t shirt in the car so that made it slightly better.
We then headed home and made some Thomas Tank cupcakes. Perfect end to a (almost) perfect day.
I love it when we have days like this, I didnt even need to use Chester's monkey reins he was so good and we had such a laugh. We will both sleep very well tonight I think!