Easter Sunday was spent at a Christening. Eva was adorable and so happy - even when she got wet LOL. The party after was great fun, and included water fights and BBQs and lots and lots of beer....
Monday, the kids were back at school - yay - but meant I got to see 7.30am again - boo. I started back at Pilates, so felt very virtuous as exercise had been ticked off my list for the week :)
The week continued on as normal, at 100 miles an hour with various after school activities and such like. Then Thursday night our external hard drive decided it had had enough - it is less than a year old. It has all our photos on it. The last time we backed up was September 08. Lessons learned the hard way. We have arranged for the hard drive to go to a data recovery service, and hoping the money we are paying results in us getting the majority, if not all, our data back. Something we could do without right now, but like I said a lesson learned the hardway. Backing up is not an option.
Yesterday was Jemma's birthday party - we had planned to take 4 of her friends ice skating, but then found out on Tuesday that the ice rink was closed this week for curling....so a hasty rearrangement was made - same time and place, just a different activity - we took the girls swimming instead! The girls had great fun, the worst part for me was the getting dressed after - I thought that my 10 yr old was slow, but when you have 5.... We took Jemma and Tom to McD's for tea after, and then it was back home to let Jemma open her presents before she headed off to the church hall for a Guide sleepover. She is walking to the Scout camp site today to pitch tents, and light a fire to cook lunch on, before attempting the low ropes course there. She is going to be taking her Promise there this afternoon aswell, becoming a fully fledged guide. Then we are off to a BBQ with the Scout group. It is a lovely sunny day outside, let's hope it stays that way!
So, no photos to share, and not alot of crafting going on - I have done a DLO this week, but it is for Mark's military album, so I can't share or else I'd have to kill you and shred you LOL. Off to take Mark a coffee in bed, and try to persuade Tom that he needs to have some breakfast...