Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our Week in Review

Last Sunday, my dad arrived in town. Steve picked him up at the airport bright and early at 7 a.m. I took the kids to church since I was on duty for nursery. Steve and dad arrived home just about a half an hour before us. We had a nice lunch together and just rested the afternoon. After naps, we headed to Burghley House for a walk. The kids had fun riding their scooters and chasing the deer and sheep. After our walk, we hit Linfords for fish and chips for dinner.

On Monday, we headed in to town to a big park with lakes and playgrounds - Ferry Meadows. We brought a picnic lunch and ate it in the car since it was a bit cool and breezy outside. We enjoyed a nice walk around the lake, feeding the geese and ducks and playing at the playground.

Tuesday, we stayed close to home so I could catch up on laundry. Although, Steve did take dad out for a pint at a local pub that night. On Wednesday, we ventured into the city centre and walked through Peterborough Cathedral. The kids were so good. We even learned a few things. For example, the tomb of Katherine of Aragon is there. She was Henry VIII's first wife. How do I know this? Steve and I have watched The Other Boylen Girl and Elizabeth recently. We learned so much about British history through these movies. It helped piece together some of the various pieces of information we have learned since we have been here. The weather was beautiful as it has been this whole week, so we lunched on McDonald's hamburgers out in the square.
On Thursday, I took the girls to their friend Gwen's princess birthday party. The girls had a great time with all their little princess friends. They boys hung out with Grandpa did a few projects for me and went for a walk to the park. Thursday night, we met Steve in town at a pub and had dinner together.

Friday morning, we went into Stamford to the market. We got some nice fruit, scones and a couple of pies.

Here are the kids and grandpa enjoying the scones with clotted cream and strawberries for a snack on Friday afternoon.

Yesterday, we decided to take the train to York. We've never been there and it was on our list of places to go. We thought it would be nice to take grandpa there since he could experience the train and see some other part of England.
We visited the Jorvik Viking Centre, walked around the York Cathedral and the boys, Steve and grandpa went up the tower to the old castle.


Don't forget the icecream for a treat.
On the wall to York.
After a long day, when we arrived home this is what I found in Nathanael's bedroom.

We've had a very busy, yet enjoyable week with grandpa. We look forward to more adventures this week.

6 comments:

Glenda said...

I so love the last pic. Glad your having fun and enjoying your dad's company. Hope the weather is as good for the next incoming week.

Stacey said...

I loved having family visit! We also loved York. Glad you made it there. Did you do the train museum there? The kids all look adorable!

The Shoemaker Family said...

Looks like you have had a wonderful time with your dad. I didn't get to properly thank you for the chocolates from Betty's! THANK YOU!...it was completely not necessary but appreciated. Hopefully you will get back there with your mom someday and enjoy the food, tea, and shopping.

Amy said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time with your dad. The pictures are adorable--especially the last one. Precious!!!

Steve said...

Looks like Dad is fitting in. How is he in the car? Is he push the imaginary floor brake on the passenger side? Or clutching the handle on the door. Oh maybe he only does that when he's riding with me!! and I'm driving on the right side of the road....Anyway I am very jealous. miss you

Laura

Jason said...

Mmmmmmmm....pints.....