26.7.16

Strawberry Picking.

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We took the rare opportunity of some sunshine to go strawberry picking after school last week. Turns out it's the time of year for it, because photos popped up on my time hop that day too! The was an abundance of red, juicy berries this year, no hunting involved. Joshua had fun carrying the basket and shoving as many as he could in his mouth, Daniel only selected the best strawberries, my little perfectionist. Another thing crossed off the summer bucket list, though no doubt we'll be back soon! 

Beth

Weekend in the Isle of Wight.

We recently travelled to the Isle of Wight for the weekend, with my parents. They found a great deal at a caravan park on the island, so we decided to take advantage of a rare softball-free weekend and take a little trip! We were really lucky with the weather, despite a chilly wind the sun graced us for most of the weekend, meaning we could spend our days on Shanklin beach. The boys were amazing, happily pottering around, building sand castles and throwing stones into the sea. Our campsite had a swimming pool, crazy golf and an arcade, which kept us entertained on Sunday morning when the skies were grey. It was nice to get away, to explore somewhere new despite the fact we revisited a few places we'd been to last year! We didn't do any of the touristy things, because we did quite a few before and just wanted to relax. We found some amazing family friendly restaurants (including the Wight Mouse Inn) & the best ice cream along Shanklin sea front - it took us an age to decide from the huge variety of flavours available! We'll definitely be heading back to the Isle of Wight again, I'm drooling just thinking about that ice cream! 
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8.7.16

#littleloves

This week has absolutely done me in, I'm not sure whether I'm coming down with something - Joshua has been waking with a pretty nasty cough in the mornings - or if it's my comeuppance for burning the candle at both ends for the last six years or so. I thought the break from Uni might give me some more time to relax but with the never-ending housework and mountains of washing, I literally haven't stopped! I'm completely fed up with reading blog post after blog post of moans and 'keeping-it-real' negativity, so on to the good stuff. There is cold wine in my hand and mozzarella dippers in the oven so I'm hoping to bust out a few posts tonight.

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The boys and I have just started reading Harry Potter and words cannot explain how excited I am about it! I loved reading these books when I was younger, you can't beat a bit of magic in my eyes! The illustrations are absolutely beautiful too, Daniel is loving this book.
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I am re-watching Gilmore Girls, as if you weren't aware that it is available on Netflix now, goodbye social life.


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Productivity is at an all time low round here, luckily Duplo building doesn't take much effort. Joshua's getting really good at following instructions and copying pictures, while Daniel is happy to create something new and use his imagination. Chalk and cheese these two.
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Embracing the nice(r) weather, though it's been alarmingly cool in the morning, sending me into a wardrobe meltdown. Jumper, no jumper? Skirt, no skirt? The evenings have been beautiful though, and we've spent a few afternoons outside too.
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I moan about this time in our lives but I do realise how lucky we are. Lucky to have our families to spend our time with, lucky to be able to afford to do the things we do. Lucky to feel safe wherever we go, my heart goes out to all those in Dallas right now.


LittleLoves

Bee. 

29.6.16

Sports Day.

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Hats off to our amazing school for another brilliant sports day. I've chosen these pictures carefully and purposely haven't included any of Daniel during the races because I was further away and didn't get any of him without other children in. I am so proud of both my boys today, it was a long morning for everyone but they did great and joined in with everything, cheering and smiling. It was all a bit much for J-bird, who has been waking around 5am, he curled up on my lap after lunch and fell asleep!

Bee.