Sunday 24 April 2011

Easter Hols

To be honest, I was not looking forward to the Easter hols as having three kids at home 24/7 for two weeks, all fighting, moaning, whinging and generally playing up was not a good thought.

The first week was hard, but this week just gone, a good few days have made up for the bad ones.

We sold the boys' pedal go kart the other week and bought an 8f trampoline which ALL the kids have been on constantly since Lee and his Dad built it...

We finally pursuaded Alexander to try out football at Leigh Rockets and the day he went the Evening Echo were there taking pictures of the team, so Lee had to do the same! (Alex 3rd from left on back row in blue Arsenal away kit and Nicholas 1st on left in front row in red Arsenal kit)!

Our annual Easter egg hunt in Belfairs woods was a hit with Kelly Morgan-Blancke creating a fabby clue driven hunt that the kids enjoyed...

I took the kids to a couple of bootsales where they got some goodies and Lee and Alex throughly enjoyed playing "Battleships" one Sunday afternoon.

Water fights in the garden, trips to the park with friends, friends coming over to play, and going to their's for fun in their pool. Falling in love, eating chocolate Easter eggs for breakfast (guess I wont be winning the "Healthy Mum of year" comp there), egg hunt's at Nannie's house...

It hasn't been all bad I guess.

Back to school on Tuesday :)


Tuesday 12 April 2011


A teacher training day at school meant that last Monday Lee and I took the kids off to Chessington World of Adventure for the day.

Despite it taking nearly 3 hours to get there due to a major multi vehicle accident on the motorway, we had a fabby day.

The boys knew what they wanted to go on, but it was Cassie's first visit and she loved it! She could actually sit on a horse on the Carousel on her own with me standing next to her and her smile said it all!

The trucks have always been a favourite especially as all the kids and moi could go on, and this time was no exception...

Nicholas was finally tall enough to go on the Vampire ride and after some encouragement, Alex went on too!

Lee enjoyed the runaway train ....

but I think Alex enjoyed the swings best!

I love teacher training days!


Mummy's Day

It comes round so fast, but both Mum and I as Mummy's had a great day last week.

I awoke to a yummy breakfast in bed - a bacon sarnie and a cuppa kindly made by the boys and then after a couple of very nice gifts, I took Alex to church parade where he was thrilled that he got to carry his pack flag and both Mum and I got a posy of flowers he made.

When we got back from church, there were more gifts including a flower pot with flowers in that each of the kids did for Nannie...

Then it was on to a yummy dinner at Strawberry Fields with Mum too.

Days like last Sunday make it all worthwhile being a Mum...


Monday 4 April 2011

We need a plan of attack...

Alex's Year 2 class went to Mount Fitchit near Stanstead last Friday and I was lucky enough to get picked from the parent volunteers to tag along as a "responsible adult" (something went wrong there, but anyway)....

Alex and I with a Knight!

Their term's topic has obviously been "castle's" and Alex is loving it! he's built a castle at home from junk and in "Knight school" has progressed from a squire to a fully fledged knight! He can also readily tell me about William the Conqueror etc etc. My amazing little man even taught me something the other day - apparently "crenalations" are the square castle looking bits on the top of a castle wall. hummmm...

My group at the top of the tower

Alex exploring a hut within the "Bailey"

Alex was enthralled by the make shift fire..

We had a great day out and Alex was made up I was with him on his school trip. Not sure I'll be invited back again though, as I don't think I was a good "sensible" influence on the kids!!!!!!