Showing posts with label Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Park. Show all posts

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Project 365: Days 146 - 152


Day 146: Trains - We spent the day at my in-laws and the weather was so nice that we were able to sit outside for most of the day.  O spent ages playing with the Thomas train track.

Day 147: Pirate Day - we went to Tredegar House for a pirate day and to start our 50 Things adventures.  It was an amazing day and we had lots of fun.

Day 148: Fireman Sam - It rained constantly all day so I decided to get my cleaning and ironing done.  I didn't manage to take a photo until bedtime but I was glad as O decided to wear his Fireman Sam sleepsuit and he looked so cute.

Day 149: Cheese! - O loves having his photo taken at the moment and insists on me taking lots on my phone.  He also tries to take photos of me but they don't turn out so well.

Day 150: Board games - The boys got their games box out and it was great to see them playing together.  It was even nicer to see them playing these traditional games rather than being glued to a games console.

Day 151: Our visitor - Sonic's stay has been extended and we have him until the weekend.  We have to be very careful when we let him out of his hutch as he makes a beeline for all the fruit and veg that I've planted.  He does love to dig!

Day 152: Park fun - we went for a walk in our local park and the boys enjoyed running and jumping around before we stopped to have an ice-cream and look at the ducks.

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Project 365: Days 139 - 145



Day 139: Playing catch - we spent the day in the Country Park and had a fantastic day.  The boys paddled in the stream with their trainers on so we decided to let them dry out a bit while the boys played a game of catch.

Day 140: Sleepy boy - I worked today so only got a chance to take a photo of my sleeping boy.  What the photo doesn't show is all the trains that he's lined up on his pillow so that he has to sleep halfway down the bed.

Day 141: Cake - I finished work early today so decided to make a lemon drizzle cake.  I probably shouldn't have as I'm trying to cut down on all the junk food and this really isn't the way to go about it.

Day 142: Baby's day out - back to the Country Park for me and O.  It was a beautiful day and he loved playing in the sand pit with his friends.  We all had great fun.

Day 143: Toys - we got the Happlyland toys out today as the weather wasn't so good.  My favourite is the funfair.

Day 144: Bunny - my parents went on holiday so I got a little visitor for the weekend.  This is Sonic the Rabbit.  He is so cute!

Day 145: Climbing trees - there was a festival at our local park so we went down for the day.  It was fantastic.  There was live music and a funfair.  I went on one of the rides with the oldest two and it was great.  They sat on the grass and ate candy floss before going to look for squirrels and climb trees.  We even got to watch Ragsy )from The Voice) sing live.

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Project 365: Days 27 - 33

After all the snow of last week, we have had a week of gale force winds and heavy rain so most of the week has been spent indoors.  We made the most of it by playing lots of games.  On the one fine day that we had we escaped to the park, but only for an hour before it started raining again.  Here's week 5 of Project 365.


Day 27: Family ten pin bowling
Day 28: There's an attack on the castle!
Day 29: Playing games on a rainy day
Day 30: More rain, more games, more fun
Day 31: Nothing better than building blocks
Day 32: The only rain-free day this week so we went to the park
Day 33: Dressed up for a birthday party (and happy that there's cake!)

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

The perfect weather to ride a bike

Today it was son number two's turn to learn to ride his bike.  We taught my oldest to ride his back in the summer and it took a week of hard work before it really clicked and we're hoping that it's the same this time.

The weather was beautiful today so we packed the car with two bikes, a trike and three children and we set off for our local Country Park.  It's the perfect place to learn to ride a bike as there's lots of straight bits and it's mostly flat.

Firstly, a pep talk from dad.  Let's hope it works.
 And we're off!                                                                                                                                              
He's a bit wobbly, but he'll soon get the hang of it.


Oops! Daddy let go.
The other boys are having fun though.

No help needed here.
No pictures please!


My oldest and youngest boys were my responsibility today while hubby took on the back breaking task of holding on to that bike.  He wasn't allowed to let go as Ethan would panic so, for today, he held on to it.  We did have to take a few breaks from all that hard work.  


Watching the ducks
Can't break for too long though; must get back to the task in hand.  Ethan is doing really well too.  He just needs a bit more confidence and then he'll be off.


Time for another break before heading back, and who can blame him with that view?  I sometimes forget how beautiful my local area is.


 Finally, the best bit.  


Ice-cream!!

Do you think the children look a bit cold though?






There's just enough time for some fun in the park before we go home. 




Just pretend we're on a beach in the sun....
 It's going to take a bit more time and effort to finally crack it, but half term is coming up and I'm determined that Ethan will be riding his bike like a pro by the end of it.  Let's hope the weather holds out so he can learn.

I have heard a whisper about an Indian Summer..... Hmmm, I'll believe it when I see it!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Thursday, 9 August 2012

One of those days

I've had a bit of a shitty day today due to my shopping arrive more than an hour and a half late resulting in me being two hours late for my lunch with my friends, then I had really bad toothache this afternoon and there wasn't a single painkiller in the house.  Combine this with the boys not listening to a single word I said and I can safely say that it's been 'one of those days.

For this reason I've decided to spend the rest of my evening eating junk food and watching reality TV to cheer myself up but I knew I had to write a post first to make sure I get my new shoes at he end of the month.  So for today I'm going to post my favourite photos from the day.  Because even with everything that went wrong, the boys still had fun.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Learning to ride

I decided on the weekend that it was time for my oldest son to learn how to ride a bike without stabilisers. We'd been putting it off and making up lots of excuses (we haven't got time, or the weather's too bad) but it was time to bite the bullet and go for it. Firstly, this involved a trip to the shops to actually buy a bike as he'd long outgrown his old one. When we'd acquired the appropriate (red and cool were his only requirements) bike we could get started straight away. After a second stop to pick up a helmet (he'd outgrown that too - bad mother), we headed to the local country park.

All I can say is that I was glad my husband took the lead (though his first comment was that he should have checked YouTube to find out how to teach a child to ride a bike!  Erm, ok then!!)  I strolled through the park pushing my youngest in his trike, and watching my middle boy riding his scooter, while hubby ran alongside Zac encouraging him to pedal and steer in a straight line.  He managed to pedal but kept steering straight into the bushes, although that was probably a good thing as he had no idea how to brake.  It took a good hour or so to get him to travel a short distance in a relatively straight line before falling off (he still hadn't mastered the art of stopping).

Every day since he's been practising outside the house.  First he learnt to steer and he finally learnt to stop.  I got him to use his feet to stop for now; using the brakes is the next step.  He actually rode his bike up the the park this afternoon and I think he's doing brilliantly.