Slowly but surely the cold, dark autumnal weather is kicking in and we are finding ourselves more tempted to have in days rather than out days. We've had quite a good year for visits this year and I really must have a look at how much we have seen and done so far in 2012. It would be very easy to shut the door, stick the fire on and spend a good amount of the day watching Christmas DVD's but I'm really, really trying to keep that as late as possible. Ruben has so much energy and really needs to be outdoors or doing something to occupy him and burn his energy, Cordelia is like me and can only cope with a day or two in the house before she starts climbing the walls. Piper and Bailey are real homebodies and could easily go days without stepping outside, both love curling up on a sofa/bed/chair and reading books, browsing on the internet etc-in fact they can very easily wile a way an entire day reading and only coming downstairs for food. Is this because Bailey is a teenager and Piper a tween (only 13 months away from being a real teenager!)? Or is it just more their personality-pretty sure its the latter actually. Bailey has never been one for cold or being outdoor-sy and neither has Piper, both very laid back children and completely different to the younger two who love being outside in any weather.
This last week we have spent a few afternoons like this: