Showing posts with label #Norfolkliving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Norfolkliving. Show all posts

Monday, 14 August 2017

Keeping Busy....

The week after my op I was kept pretty busy as my parents came to visit.
They brought along my two nieces, so we made sure every day we did something different.

The Friday before they came we went to Jon's parents and had our very first BBQ at their new house and then the boys all played in the pool and hot tub.


Saturday 

My parents arrived nice and early, so none of the day was wasted.
After breakfast we headed off to the woods.


It was nice to see the kids all getting on nicely.

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They haven't seen each other in well over 9 months.
Noah and Isla have a great bond and I think that will be one which will stick forever.


The kids all had fun exploring the bog and looking for special feathers.
My dad ran circles around them trying to get his daily 10,000 steps in.


After the woodland walk, we headed off to a local pub for some food.
Luckily the pub had a lovely play area for the kids, which meant we could sit and enjoy some food and a glass of wine in peace.


Sunday.

We headed off to the local carnival & boot fair.
The kids all had a budget of £1 and they set to work finding something to buy.
Amazingly they all came away with something that they really wanted.

After a few goes on the bouncy castle we headed back home for some lunch before we went back.
Once home my dad got out the slip & slid he had hiding in the car.


After they were bored with the pool and their tummies full of pizza we headed back to the carnival to go on some more rides.

Rupert had his dreams come true by sitting in a real firetruck.
Every time we walk past the fire station I have to pick him up so he can look in the window at the trucks, so when he saw this sitting in the middle of the field he ran straight for it.


Monday.

We had planned to have a picnic down on the beach, but the weather wasn't looking great so we decided to head to Hunstanton's Sea Life Centre.

They all had fun seeing the different sea creatures and having the chance to hold some of them.
My favourites again were the gorgeous seals.





After we were finished at the Sea Life Centre we headed off for a spot of lunch and a nice glass of Blush Gin (children obviously had apple juice)


In the afternoon my mum and I sneaked out for a child free coffee to have a chat and we headed over to the Norfolk Lavender Farm which is across the road from me.

We had a look around the gift shop and then ordered up our coffee and cake.
I was very taken with the bright pink cake and when I was told it actually tasted like Watermelon I couldn't not order it.

Amazingly it tasted just like a watermelon flavoured jolly rancher.


To end their time here we bought a nice bottle of ròse to have with dinner.


It was nice to have mum here as it kept my mind off things but after she left I kinda got down in the dumps and haven't really done much since.

In the last few days I've focused my energy into getting my new venture off the ground.
Once it's up and running I'll be sharing it with you.
So stay tuned.


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Four Boys In The Wood


We got out the house today by taking the boys off to Dersingham woods.
We love it there, it's become our favourite place to walk the dog and we drive through it twice a week taking Ru to nursery.

We haven't done much this week due to some health issues that I'm trying to deal with, so it was nice to get some fresh air and see they boys running and jumping about in nature.


When we said we're off to the woods today, their first question was.... can we climb trees?
For boys who have never really show much interest in climbing trees it was a bit of a oh where did that come from moment but we said of course!

As soon as they were out the van they went off on a hunt to find the perfect tree to climb.
Noah thought he was doing really well until he turned around and saw that Alex was further up than him.


Even Ru had a go.



After they had finished climbing trees we went off to find the local cows.
They weren't in their usual spot, so it took a little time.
We eventually found them at the bottom of the hill.

They were all pretty desperate to get as close as possible, but within getting a few feet away they decided that was far too close and they ran back up the steps to Daddy.



We did a little bit of fairy hunting and the boys all managed to find at least ten little mushrooms each, unfortunately no fairies this time.


A quick tribe pose before jumping back in the van and heading off to Nana's for a quick dip in the hot-tub.



Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A Big Boy Bed For Ru...

Last week we ordered a new bed for Ru.
We have been wanting one for a while, but kept holding off as we thought a single bed would take up most of his room.

Ru was no longer sleeping in his cot-bed and continued to co-sleep with me which I don't mind at all buuuuut Jon and his back don't really get on with it. 
Even though we have a super king sized bed, Ru will take up all of my side leaving me in the middle and Jon feeling like he's about to be kicked or poked in the back.
So we spent a while looking for different sorts of beds and going back and forth from his room with the tape measure and finally agreed on the MALM bed from Ikea.
The bed wasn't too pricey for a bed but we made sure we spent a bit on the mattress - as we're hoping it will last him a while!

The Ikea delivery turned up Thursday evening, so Friday I completely emptied out his room and took down the cot-bed, his little face had no idea what was going on and he kept asking for his bed back!
Eventually he got excited when we got his new big boy bed out of the box.

It didn't take too long to put together and then I was able to put everything back in its new place.

I thought it would be nice to show you his new bed and bedroom lay out along with where some of my favourite bits are from.


The bed is a great size, it fits both of us on it, so now when it comes to the time when he wants to get into bed with me, ill just get in with him.

It also doesn't take up too much room and he still has plenty of room to play in and it also doesn't look like we've just stuffed any old bed in there.
It looks well planned.


At the end of his bed and behind the door is his Ikea unit full of all his clothes and a basket full of all his soft toys.
Ghost light - alittlelovelycompany
The Rupert Bear teddies were presents bought for me when he was born!


Above his bed now is a shelf full of all my favourite things and favourite books that I bought him
Dream catcher - canny_little_clouds
Sonny Angels - the-pippa-and-ike-show.


On the other wall are more books and the start of a picture wall....


Dream Big & Adventure Awaits - blueberrybookids
Dino Ru - Nichola Cowdery
Hanging R - Next
Super Hero Rupert - Frame my name
The two Where The Wild Things Are prints are from a free printable site but I've completely forgotten which one.
If I remember I will update this with a link.


Ru's new bed covers have of his big Totoro but I still think he looks cute peeking out like this.
I got him off amazon.
Bedsheets - Argos


By his bed he now has his Peppa Pig toy box which is also from Amazon, which we were sent for a campaign we were working on.
It's full of rubbish but works well as a bedside table too.
Toadstool night light - theirishfairydoorcompany


Just above his head is my favourite poster ever ...

Moon für Neil print - Martin Krusche which I got from the-pippa-and-ike-show.

His moon night light is from Ikea and I also have his beloved amber necklaces hanging up as he's not allowed to wear them at nursery :(


Just be the door he has his Peppa pig book shelf which we were gifted for a campaign but you can find it over on amazon.
It holds the rest of his books which didn't quite make the shelves, but every now and then we have a change around.
His rainbow bunny was a gift from my mum who bought it for him when he was born.
The little ride along car was found at a carboot fair a couple of weeks ago for only £6, so a proper bargain!


Sunday, 9 July 2017

MySundayPhoto // Flying High...

We took the boys off to Snettisham Beach this morning to test out the kites the twins were given for their birthday.

They flew better than we thought they would and they were super easy to put together.

Even little Ru was able to keep control of the bumble bee one.






Photalife

South Beach


We've had a few weeks of constant crying and meltdowns from Ru, so to give him a change of scenery we took him for a mid week stroll along the beach.


When we lived in Kent, I always made sure I took Ru to the beach once a week as I knew he liked it and it's always the one place he truly relaxes at.


I'm not sure why I haven't taken him to the beach since moving here.
It's closer....we can actually walk to it, its that close.


His face lit up when he realised where we were, and he was eager to jump out the van.
For the first time, he was interested in looking for shells, rather than just rocks.
So I gave him an empty poo bag and let him fill it up with all the different shells he could find.


The tide was out so we got to have a good walk and look in all the sea puddles.
We tried to find some crabs, but only came across dead ones or really tiny ones...



Ru pretty much had the beach to himself, apart from a few people jogging along the pathways.
He went off exploring on his own and didn't stop smiling.


It was nice to see him finally relax a bit after a couple of crap weeks, he's moved up to the big room in nursery and he seems to be struggling to find his place at home.
He's gone from sleeping well back to not sleeping at all, but thrown into the mix he now wakes up and screams like he's being murder and will run and hide in the most strangest place, then I have to run around in the dark trying to find him. Not something I really enjoy doing in the middle of the night.


I've made a promise to start taking him to the beach weekly, specially now the weather is amazing and if I walked with him in the pushchair, it would take up most the morning.
Beats sitting in front of the iPad or popping to Tesco.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Snoball Fights, Duck Attacks and Pool Hangs.

This weekend went by so fast that I had to do a double take last night when I realised Monday was just a sleep away.


Saturday

Noah went off to play at Sam's after Sam had spent the morning with us and the twins kicked up a bit moaning about how they wanted to go, so it was the perfect time to crack out the Snoball packet we were sent from Zimpli Kids.


The brand new SnoBall Battle Pack not only provides endless outdoor fun for children worldwide, it transforms a once seasonal experience into something that can be enjoyed all year round - even in summer!! ​
Add the SnoBall powder to water, watch it turn into realistic snow that you can mould to create your very own Snowballs. Each box makes approx 60 Snow balls! 


The Snoballs were super easy to make,
You just add the packets provided into a bowl and add around a litre of water.

The boys loved mixing up the Snoballs and couldn't wait for their summer Snoball fight.
They didn't quite add the right amount of water, so their Snoballs didn't hold together very well but they still packed a punch!

As you can see from the pictures, it was a different kinda way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon!


Shortly after the Snofight had finished Noah arrived home and the boys all sat on the sofa watching the new Lego Batman movie whilst I got their dinner on.



Sunday

I thought the weather was going to be rubbish on Sunday so I was all set for another day in, but was pleasantly surprised when I saw the sun was staying put.
So I quickly dash around the house getting it in order and making sure all the uniforms were washed, once that was done we all put our shoes on and headed off to feed the local ducks and have a trip to the park.

Just before we headed out Jenni asked if Noah wanted to go out for lunch with them, and as Noah seems to stop working when he hasn't seen Sam for more than a couple of hours he was more than happy to say yes.

So we dropped him off on the way round and then headed off to the pond.


We each had a bag filled with frozen peas and as soon as the ducks saw us coming they flocked around us.
I couldn't move for fear of stepping on one.


They really enjoyed their peas and were eating them straight out of our hands.
The geese decided to try and get in on the act but ended up hissing as us too much, which made the boys run away.


The ducks followed and the boys were all in their element.
Rupert got right in the mix of all the ducks and would have tried to pick on up if we hadn't of told him not too touch.





We were soon out of frozen peas and the ducks were still hungry, one even tried to eat my phone.
After the realised we were all out they soon headed off back to their sleeping spots or the pond for a dip.


The boys then all dashed off to the park and were delighted to see the slide had been fixed.
They were little manics and throwing themselves down it in all manners of ways and then making me spin them ridiculously fast on the roundabout and little Ru was just happy climbing up the mini climbing frame.


There were a couple of other children in the park who the boys made friends with and played with for a little bit and then after an hour or so we headed back home for some lunch and Haribos!



After lunch the boys went in the pool.....for a minute as it was far to cold in it to really enjoy it.
Ru had more fun chucking footballs into it rather than being in it.



The twins found a new love for sunbathing to warm themselves up.
They would lay in the sun for 5 minutes, run and jump in the pool for no more than 5 seconds and then jump back out to warm up in the sun.


What did you get up to this weekend?