We had SUCH a lovely Easter weekend. Poor Sam came down with a 24hr virus on Thursday and so on Friday, Leila and I left him to have nap with Harry while we went into Harrow to pick up some last minute Easter basket treats for Harry. We also picked up a new 'tutu skirt' for Leila to wear when we went to the ballet the next day. She has always been such good company, even when she was a little baby, I used to love going for lunch with her while she babbled and looked around. Now, I have such a nice time on my special dates with my big, chatty three year old.
On Saturday, we drove over to mums to leave Albi and Harry in her and dad's capable hands. After a quick lunch, we headed to the Peacock Theatre to see Coppelia. Leila was so excited, she was pirouetting in the cafe as we waited to take our seats. Once the dancing started, she was mesmerized. It was an English National Ballet production and the dancing was spectacular. As a 'My First Ballet' the running time was only about 1h45, including a 20m interval. Except for a few fidgets in the last ten minutes, she was an absolute dream. She sat on Sam's lap so she could see better and had such a marvellous time.
She was so proud of her tutu. After the ballet, we took her for a cake. We don't get a huge amount of time with just Leila as she is usually busy with her preschool and activities, so it was fun to have special time with our big girl.
On Sunday, the kids came into our bed in the morning to see what the Easter Bunny had left! They got to wear some of their new clothes (and eat some chocolate for breakfast!!) so Easter is their new favourite holiday!
Gorgeous babies! I said it last time but they are getting on so well at the moment. When Harry was born, seventeen months seemed a huge age gap but now it seems like nothing at all. Hopefully they keep up this great behaviour for mum and dad next week!
On Sunday afternoon, Sam's parents came over for a late lunch and on Monday, we went back to my parents for an Easter roast. The children loved all the grandparent time and they got very spoilt! Our fridge is full of chocolate that I'm trying to resist!
Leila goes back to preschool tomorrow so the holiday is officially over...I can't believe we are only one term away from the summer holidays! Where has 2014 gone!?