12.6.18

Sunday's #16

With Charles turning 9 on the 14th of June I decided to treat him to a special day out the Sunday before. I have a rule that when it comes to their birthdays, the weekend I have them whichever side of their birthday is the weekend I celebrate with them. 
I gave Charles the option a while ago of what he wanted to do and he asked if we could hire a boat out as he wanted to be Captain for the day. 
Who knew hiring a boat was such a stress. So many places to look all with various options and a whole range of different prices for the same boat and hire time. 
I ended up hiring a boat, along with my mum, from 10am until 3pm...thinking we had enough time to then drive where we needed to be, a 2 hour boat ride, an hour for lunch, then 2 hours back. And that's how our day ran perfectly. 

It was chilly in the morning but soon managed to brighten up. 
I drove for the first part of the journey, with a little bit of boy help, then we moored up (which I am still good at from my sailing days *smug face*) and had the picnic I had prepared the night before...which also included Charles' chocolate birthday cake he requested. 

Driving back my mum's partner drove the boat and me and my boyfriend relaxed at the back. It was lovely all being together in that space but also being able to have quality time with him. He makes me laugh so much and after feeling quite depressed the last week it was definitely what I needed. 
Charles had a longer go at driving and did amazing well. My Titanic mad boy would make a superb Captain one day. 

After we brought the boat in we drove through Norfolk and stopped to get some bits for dinner and I treated everyone to an ice cream. 
After having a late night and busy day the day before my boyfriend came back and napped and the boys both relaxed. I sat on the sofa for the evening until the boys were ready for dinner and did the rotas for work.

After the boys were fed, showered and in bed I made a curry for me and my boyfriend and we watched some of the 2017 IT. I have already seen it but for some reason found it scarier this time. 
I ended up falling asleep on the sofa and then went to bed before the film had finished. Definitely deciding now that the boys really shouldn't watch it yet. 

It was an absolutely lovely day and Charles was so grateful for being treated to the boat.
Thank goodness for the weather!
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