Matt went down to Brighton this weekend to catch up with the "boys" (nevermind that they aren't very young anymore!), so that meant I was on my own with our boys for Saturday and Saturday night. I sure do admire anyone who is a single parent; it is hard work just being that one person who has to do everything.
For their part, the boys were very good for me. We had a lazy morning on Saturday before going to a local church's Christmas bazaar. I only had about £9 in cash and we managed to use all our money up, spending it on hot dogs, delicious cakes, face painting, and a few little items from their jumble sale. Noah fell in love with this camper van which was a bargain at £1, and made me cringe to think about what we could spend at Christmas yet which might not make him as happy as this little item did! Blake was totally thrilled with his face painting and the whole walk back we tried to find good camouflage for him.
We all had an afternoon snooze on the sofa (face paint ending up all over the sofa), before we headed out for another local Christmas event - the pre-Feast Christmas celebration at St Luke's in West Norwood. This was rather tricky in that it was kind of dark all around the grounds, but we enjoyed the lights that were being projected on the church, and the boys each had a cake pop from the local Bunting and Pops. They're so cute and SO yummy!
After a bit of tv (Blake's favorite - Diners, Drive-in's and Drives), we all snuggled up in my bed. I just couldn't face being woken in the night by one or both of the boys, so it just seemed easier to do this. And it kind of worked, apart from the fact that I woke up at 1:00am, before going back to sleep until about 7:15 this morning. Not too bad.
Then it was church, and by the time we got home, Matt was on his way back. We got some popcorn from the Feast and went and had a movie afternoon at Charlie and Flora's. I was, of course, very glad to have Matt home and the boys enjoyed seeing Daddy! But we did well enough...maybe he can go away again next year! : )