My mother is away visiting her sister so I have been able to spend a week with the kids. The weather has also been kind so we have been outside a lot.
Pizza for supper on Monday went down very well, unlike the angel delight which received a mixed response at The Grays – Beau divided her portion out amongst the others!
The sand pit is a huge hit again this year.
That’s the view from sitting in our garden at the table – don’t think the kids realise how lucky we are, despite Wyn’s new found timidity around the cows!
The first picture just reinforces my need for a girly night out – we have so many half finished conversations on the go my brain can’t cope!
Wyn was wiped out after playing at the park – properly catching flys in this picture!
Love the last one which Beau took in the car – grinning at his big sister 😍
In preparation of our Easter break and in the hope of good weather I got the boy a pair of crocs – he loves them so much he cuddled them in bed Monday night.
Tuesday’s bedtime was a total disaster – I ended up with both back down stairs at 9.30 pm starting the bedtime routine from scratch! Beau eventually flaked out, just before I did.
On Wednesday night Beau wanted to have a sleepover on the carpet with Wyn. This wasn’t the final sleeping arrangement!
On Thursday we left the village and drove to some friends on our way up to The Peak District for our Easter break.
Friday night – our first at the holiday house. Four families – 8 adults and 7 children. Wyn’s first night was slightly unsettled but he managed to get comfortable on Jon’s back – both of them were snoring!
Saturday was fairy castle construction and Easter bonnet decorating day.
On Sunday we had an Easter egg hunt in the garden and the kids wore their bonnet. They had so much fun – it was a lovely Easter Day.
Day 43 – the start of a week full of fabulous ladies. My mother is away for the week so I have no additional help with the children so I have had a week as a stay at home mum. Although that doesn’t actually reflect what we did! I drove the children up to my best friend in Leamington Spa on Sunday night after we finished staff training. On Monday a third pal arrived with her two children. The chosen wine glasses came after a discussion regarding crystal and size – we were pretty pleased with our decision!
Day 44 – half term is never the time to go for a day out if you have pre-schoolers and this can be avoided however we had a great day and Wyn had me pushing him on the swing for an eternity!
Day 45 – the drive home with two zonked out children, followed by a dash to the supermarket to restock the fridge and approximately five loads of laundry.
Day 46 – we missed Elspeth’s 4th birthday party because Beau was poorly however we had a lovely after with The Grays in their new home making and then eating fairy cakes.
Day 47 – my little Wyn’s face is returning to normal – still loads of marks on his little body.
Day 48 – we had a wedding at the hotel on Saturday and part of their decorations included to books like this with the pages folded to create words. I’m sure it’s a Pinterest moment!
Day 49 – the second birthday party of the weekend. Yesterday’s was held on a wood and some lovely friends adopted my two and took them when I was working. Today’s party had a truly splendid face painter and bubble man – he had the kids inside bubbles! The theme was pirates and princesses – Beau did not need any encouragement to put on her fairy princess clothes!
Another week has passed – 2015 needs to slow down a bit!
On Monday Beau has ballet, they are rehearsing for a big show next month – she’s going to be a bumble bee!
Tuesday night was girls night out, fab food, friends and a splosh or two of wine – yum!
Wednesday morning was spent with friends and the older ones dressed Wyn up as a merman – this child will have cracking 18th birthday pictures!
Thursday was Wyn’s first haircut and he seemed to be feeling the effect on Friday!
On Saturday I could resist this breakfast face!
Today Jon and I are off to Wales for a conference, Nana and Grandad are looking after the monkeys at home and I am typing this post from the hotel bar with a large glass of Sauvignon. Happy Sunday peeps!