While we've been busily finishing things off, getting things ready and generally preparing for baby, life has slowed down a lot for our little people which although at times has been hard, has also been a nice break.
We wouldn't be us though if there hadn't been some special adventures...
We went to a Treehouse Theatre performance of King Arthur which of course they had to join in as much as possible with. Its always surprising to me how much Thea genuinely loves being on any form of stage, and it was lovely to have Gabe feel confident enough to join in as a roundtable knight.
Bored kids on a sunny day while I obsessed over cleaning kitchen cupboards resulted in using up every bottle of vinegar, tub of baking soda and tube of food colouring we had... scarily about 4 of each because its one of those experiments I always seem to stock up for and then forget about.
Walks in the forest as a family of five. I'm hoping we'll get a lot of this in for autumn, its one of the easiest activities to do as a family with a tiny person and I think we'll all appreciate the air and space before winter sets in.
And of course our annual visit to the New Forest Fairy Festival. I really didn't think we'd make it this year and didn't buy tickets in advance. At half an hour from home the idea of going into labour and then having to drive us all home wasn't a good one. However, I woke up feeling good and it was one of our good friends hen gathering so we didn't want to miss just a few hours.
Circus skills are still their favourite and they've all made requests for this tight rope.
The gorgeous Fae Queen Samantha.
We also got to spend some time learning about Tibetan monks, listening to them chant and dance some traditional dances in full costume. I'm thinking about arranging a workshop for next spring with them.
So, house tidy, lists completed and due date only a couple of days away. I'll be back when I have some very special pictures.