On Wednesday this was the view that greeted me as I opened the curtains, I suddenly had the feeling this day was going to need a bit of effort to survive it. Leo has been suffering from a bad cough which had seemed to be on its way out but has now turned into a streaming cold. I am amazed at the amount of snot that can be produced by one child!
Because of this, Leo's not feeling his best and therefore is not he's usual happy self. A plan was needed to cheer him up....Let the activity day commence!
Making biscuits, but not just any biscuits, oh no, a day like this calls for the most exciting biscuits you could imagine if you are 2..... train biscuits! (recipe taken from Trouble Doubled)
There was a bit of a meltdown after I agreed we could ice then before realising I had no icing sugar, and again as he wanted to put the uncooked biscuits on his tracks rather than in the oven but we got there in the end. We then enjoyed tea (for Daddy and me) and milk (for him) and a train biscuit each.
After some Thomas on the TV (Leo) and washing up (Mummy) I realised it was past our usual lunchtime, this is not something that happens very often as like his Mum, Leo doesn't ever miss meals! It was obvious he was feeling poorly so I took inspiration from Vanja at Emma's Lunch and made it a bit more interesting.
He looked a bit confused when presented with it and said 'What you done to my lunch Mummy, it's gone a bit funny'. After explaining it was a special lunch it was quite taken with it,even though he pretty much just ate the cheese!
After lunch, I suggested we made a rainbow picture, (an idea to use up an old paint chart) which was met with large whoops and cheers so I thought we were onto a winner. We were, but only in a couple of chunks of about 5 minutes, after which he insisted I did it while he watched then attacked it with a purple crayon! Oh well, it kept him happy for a while...
After all that he went for a well earned nap, something which is becoming a rarity these days so he must be off colour. The sun did make a break through in the afternoon but by then all he was fit for was cuddles under a blanket on the sofa and a Thomas DVD on the TV.
Hopefully the sun will be out again soon and everyone will be back to full health.