We were up and out the door before daylight to take Stefan to the airport. Ryan held his hand as they walked inside and checked in. We went outside to see the crew loading the baggage and preparing the plane. Ryan called the big ladder “the plane walk” but they didn’t need it for this plane. We went inside and outside checking everything out and Ryan put money in the wishing well. He loves watching it spin around. The airport was surprisingly busy for 6am and Ryan started to get overwhelmed. He wouldn’t say goodbye so we headed to the car. Ryan wasn’t happy about leaving Stefan and kept repeating “Mum, can I kick Dad off the plane?” We drove around the carpark and found a place we could see the plane take off and Ryan sat in the front with me, playing with the windscreen wipers. After we waved to the plane in the air we headed home for breakfast.
Ryan had a few looks at our visual on the fridge and knows it’s “2 sleeps” until we go back to the airport.
He did some Reading Eggs while lying on my bed and then we read ‘Spottydoddils in Space’ (early reader) and ‘The Magic School Bus Takes a Moonwalk’. While I did some housework Ryan sat on David’s bed (he felt special because he’s not allowed in there when David is out but I let him today) and watched The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space.
Ryan counted and coloured in 5 ships in his Maths workbook and counted pebbles onto uno cards.
He played fetch with Toby in the hallway and the kittens all joined in too. It’s so funny to watch them all tearing down the hall after a yellow plastic ball.
We went outside to hang out washing and Ryan fed Clover silverbeet from the garden and some yellow flowers he found in the grass. He talks to her so nicely and she comes to see what he has for her but if she ignores him he gets grumpy.
Inside for lunchtime and Ryan watched some Thomas the Tank Engine on tv because he asked for The Polar Express but I couldn’t find the disc. When I did find it he insisted I put it on but he paused it to come and help me make a banana cake. I got the recipe I wrote nice and bold for him and we worked through it step by step. I have labelled all the ingredients so he can match them too. I even got brave and let go of the beater so he could have a turn by himself (not too much sprayed out of the bowl thankfully lol)
Ryan watched the rest of The Polar Express and then decided he wanted a bath.
After his bath he played trains with Jasper. I love how Jasper is quite happy to sit and watch Percy go around and around with Ryan. The other kittens come and go but Jasper sits with Ryan until Ryan moves away.
Ryan posted burgers into Pop the Pigs mouth and asked to do a painting. I had a Paint with Water page that has an alien in a spaceship and a rocket which fitted nicely with our Space theme.
Ryan watched The Polar Express again while I cooked dinner. He has had it on repeat in the lounge since I found the disc. Now I’m remembering why it got “lost” lol. It’s not the movie that is annoying, it’s the constant questions “Why is the train in ice?”, “Why is he on top of the train?”, “Why do they have snow on top? Are they going to the North Pole where it is cold?”, “Did I go on a steam train with Dad?”, “Was it a big trip on a big track?” He doesn’t wait for answers, he just asks another question.
And in breaking news… the throat clearing/ grunty noise has gone again! 6 and a half days! A new record! Now hopefully we get a few months break from it like usual!
Ryan wanted to go and get Stefan from the airport at bedtime but we looked at the visual again and he told me “in 2 sleeps”. He let me read him a Mrs Wishy-Washy book. I offered any of his usual books Stefan reads but was told no. He cuddled down and settled quicker than I expected considering his usual evening time with Stefan didn’t happen.