We ended up having a fairly busy day. It was a semi public holiday yesterday (I say semi as some of the schools seemed to be open & most of the businesses were too) so Rich didn't have school. Thursday mornings I usually take Oscar & Ella to the trampoline cafe down the road and a few other mums do the same so it's sort of like a play group for the kids. Yesterday Rich came too and as there was no school a few of his school friends turned up at the same time.
As we were out I thought we might as well meet up with Mark for lunch which was nice. Now Oscar & Ella aren't napping during the day its a little easier taking them out for lunch as they don't get quite so cranky.
After lunch we came home and the kids had some blob time in front of the TV then we walked down the road so Rich could get his hair cut & I could pick up some coloured contact for the 'dolls house' I made out of a couple of boxes stuck together :) After dinner Mark & the kids conducted a few experiments using magnets and steel ball bearings it was actually pretty cool watching the ball bearings shoot along the tracks. Then Rich enjoyed taking the egg timer I'd brought as the timer for the naughty step further apart, it arrived and didn't work so Mark pulled it apart to fix it but it was toast. Rich described his playing with it as 'engineering' :)