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Saturday, 19 April 2014

This Week: April #2&3













Phew, I don't feel like my feet have touched the ground these past few weeks. Not in a bad way - in a lovely, busy, seeing lots of family, a few treats here and there, days and days of sunshine kind of way.

Highlights have included:

Finally getting the raised beds built in the garden with lots of help and toddler-herding from my lovely mum and dad. Bring on the planting!

Heading to the RSC to watch Henry IV pt. 1 and pt. 2. A surprisingly amusing history play much to our enjoyment.

Spending a day at the beach with 20+ family members - the sun shone, the children paddled and my crazy brother cycled to and from the beach (60ish miles, ugh!).

The garden springing to life. All this sunshine is doing it the world of good. Spending days outside in the garden is one of our favourite things at the moment. Chalks, books, water and her 'round and round' (windmill!) for my girl, and some seedlings in need of planting out for me. (Baby ending up in the water wasn't such a highlight - she was pegged to the line, while my girl stood beneath her shouting 'Baaaaabbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, noooooooooooooo!')

(a wander round the park with Grandma / playing with the 'round and round' in the garden / flowers in the water / colour in the garden / soggy baby / collecting flowers in her bucket / late afternoon sun through the bluebells at Grandma and Grandad's / sitting on the pebbles at Sidmouth)

8 comments:

  1. Lovely photos - and that little red mac is sweet (Joe has the same one in yellow, I think).
    Isn't it great that it's sun hat weather again? I must admit, we didn't take one out the other day and he caught the sun on his cheeks and I felt like such a Bad Mother...
    Your anemones look beautiful. Those inky-dark centres are lovely aren't they?
    Oh, and thanks for the reminder to dig out our windmill :)
    Hope you're having a wonderful Easter.
    Sarah x

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    1. Oh we had the same pink cheek situation happen here - sneaky sea breeze! A lovely Easter here ta, hope yours was great too x

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  2. Beautiful pictures - great colors. Water play is a favorite hobby here also. Unfortunately last night, I wasn't paying attention and it was all down the front of the sink, soaking the outfit she only put on 30 minutes before. Aarrgh!

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    1. Thanks Katie - it's been a colourful few weeks, definitely! The sun helps too :) Oh yes, I know the soaked clothes situation well - aprons never seem to work either! x

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  3. Your pictures are so lovely! We've been spending lots of time in the garden too, its so nice to have that extra space for the kids to run around now its sunny! xx

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    1. It's great isn't it - I've really missed the garden this week during all the rain we've had! Fingers crossed next week is better weather wise. x

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  4. Your pictures are beautiful ... the light is just gorgeous! Sounds like you've had a great few weeks with lots of spring sunshine ... Bee xx

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  5. Thanks Bee - I'm loving all the sunshine! xx

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