On Saturday, Leila went to her second ballet class. My beautiful ballerina! I peeked through the class door during her class and saw her flitting about with the other girls, giggling the whole time. Her ballet instructors then tried to gather the girls into a circle but Leila insisted on dancing in the centre of the circle. I think she's destined for a principal role!
She calls her dance friends the 'ballet gels', haha! If her dance career fails, there's always a role in Downton Abbey!
We wanted to do something fun for Father's Day and so, this morning we took the babies down to the Natural History Museum. This week's letter was 'd' and we've been reading all about dinosaurs so Leila was excited to see them. The museum did not disappoint!
|An extinct giant sloth!|
We got there just after opening so there weren't too many people in the dinosaur exhibit. Leila liked the skeletons but she loved the mechanical dinosaurs. She had no idea they were supposed to be scary and would wave cheerily, 'hi dinosaur' whenever she saw one.
These T-Rex teeth were nearly as big as my face!
Harry was the best boy! He was just laughing and smiling the whole way round. I think the dinosaurs were a little beyond him but he loved the animals. Harry with a hippo!
I am so proud of London's museums. There is so much to see at them and the fact that they are free is incredible. If we'd paid to go to the museum today, I'd have felt oblige to drag the babies around until we got our moneys' worth and we'd have left with grumpy, exhausted babies! Instead, we just spent a fun hour and a half enjoying the exhibits. They've been left wanting more and not buying tickets meant that we could spend money on a nice lunch afterwards. The babies, therefore, have wonderful memories of the museum and are already asking to return!
We hope Sam had a wonderful day. He is the most wonderful daddy to my babies and we all love him so very much. Happy Father's Day to my lovely father and father-in-law, too! As part of his father's day treat, Leila and Harry filled in a questionnaire about Sam (I served as scribe), I videoed some of it so that Sam could hear their answers. I could watch it all day just to laugh at Harry's baffled face in response to every question.