Wednesday, 12 August 2015

London Holiday

Last week we had a holiday at Nana Sue's house. Simon and I have both been rather tired of late, so we were not feeling very ambitious about this week, but we still managed to get a few adventures in. This is Lucy, Tarquinius and Cyrus in the Diana memorial fountain in Hyde Park, a very popular choice for the kiddies. 
They enjoyed climbing in statues too.
The Diana Memorial Playground at Kensington Palace is pretty spectacular too. The pirate ship is very realistic. Tarquin and Cyrus were as thrilled to be on tube trains as anything else we did.
Simon and I took advantage of in-house babysitting to spend a rather marvellous day at the London Temple on Tuesday.  None of us had ever been to the Heineman Museum in Dulwitch, and it's highly recommended for children, so we drove to it on Wednesday and had a lovely day there. (Note the amazing London skyline in the distance)
On Friday Simon and I actually went to a west end show! I certainly don't see much theatre anymore, it was fantastic. Back to real life now, though I'm still enjoying life without the school run. 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Happy birthday Lucy!

Lucy is five! We had some lovely celebrations yesterday and she was very happy. 
Here she is with a space hopper from Grandma and Grandpa Crockett.
And here are a few shots from her birthday party. All of Lucy's school friends are boys, so including her brothers there were eight boys and lucy here to celebrate yesterday!

And after changing her mind between a 'Frozen' themed cake and a cake that looks like a 'real cat' (!!!) I was relieved that the final request was Hello Kitty. Nice and simple design, whew!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Happy birthday to me!

A beautiful sunny afternoon at Bicton Park botanical gardens was a fantastic way to spend my birthday. A shame that Simon has a cold and was at work anyway. I'm starting to feel more confident taking all of the kids out on my own, though the twins are still capable of causing serious aggravation. It seems that if one chooses to name a child something very unusual, like Tarquin for instance, one is likely to have that be the child who is always wandering off on their own, necessitating the repeated shouting of said name in public places. But the positive aspect of this is that he will always know that it is him being summoned. We decided today that Tarquin is a miniature Brian Blessed, loud, intense and enthusiastic about everything.
The kids had a lovely time playing with sticks in the stream, and no one fell in! Aiden is really lovely with his younger siblings most of the time.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Cute photo of the day

Too much to say, but here are the twins using ikea bags to slide down the Stairs. Now they're saying 'Go Santa go!' To each-other. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Legoland !!!

We found a great deal to get us all to Legoland, so we drove up, spent a night at Nana sues house, and headed off to see some Lego magic! The kids had a great time, we loved it! Mummy get caught in a heavy downpour under a child's umbrella with the twins towards the end of the day, but otherwise it was a disaster free day!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Summer fun

We moved house on the 19th of July; 
The week before school finished. I spent several weeks and packing and doing various DIY projects. Suddenly I realise the summer was nearly over and I hadn't done much fun stuff with the kids! So we had a whirlwind week of fun activities before heading to Cornwall on holiday. 
Here we are with two of the kids favourite friends!
On the train at Bicton Park.
 Having fun at Exmouth beach
This Is just silly fun in the tub. 
Here is Lucy showing off her latest hair accessories. 

Monday, 2 June 2014

An attempt to take some photos..,

Before church this morning.
Tarquin was being awfully coy.
And a few photos this afternoon:


Sunday, 1 June 2014