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

Thursday, 23 November 2017

... Hunstanton Lighthouse ...

On Sunday we decided to pop into Hunstanton for a family Costa Coffee trip, something that doesn't happen often as usually its only me and Jon who going into Costa but seeing as we had nothing planned it sounded like a good way to spend the morning.


The boys were brilliant and they all enjoyed a chocolate baby chino and were very nicely given a flake and a marshmallow!
Which I think made their day.
Jon and I enjoyed our normal coffees and it was nice to be out spending some time with the boys away from the house.


As it was such a beautiful day we decided we would go and see the lighthouse.
We've only ever driven past it before so it was nice to get out and stretch out legs and let the boys run riot which I got some snaps!


The boys all played chase and whilst running after Ru we met a lovely couple with some gorgeous dogs that we all made friends with.


After a while the boys all started to complain their hands were cold so we headed back to the van and drove home to warm up and watch Cars 3.


It was actually one of the best Sunday's we've had in a long while and it didn't cost more than £10.
The boys all had fun, and it was nice to just get out and about rather than spending another Sunday moaning about being bored and not having anything fun to do.

Both Jon and I decided we needed to make a thing of Sundays and just getting out in the morning to somewhere local like our beach or to Hunstanton is something we really need to start doing as we all benefit from it and then Sunday afternoons are really easy going!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Kite Flying on Snettisham Beach


On Sunday we took the boys to a different beach, one in Snettisham. 
So still not very far from ours.

We hadn't been before so weren't too sure what it would be like, but as soon as we drove into the car park, we knew it was an amazing beach.

Sand dunes greeted us and the boys couldn't wait to climb them!


The twins were given kites for their birthday and have been desperate to fly them.
So a trip to the beach was the perfect opportunity to test them out. 


They were super easy to put together and Alex's bumblebee kite went straight up without any effort!
Oscars butterfly was a bit more tricky.
Why, we weren't too sure as they both look like they're the same design.




Once I Alex's up in the sky he soon took over laughing his head off at how high it was.

Oscar's took a few goes but eventually it got flight and stayed up for a bit before crashing down on my head.


Ru took over from Alex, as he wanted to go off and play with Noah in the sea.


Ru was pretty good at keeping the kite under control, we did think he'd just let go but he was more than happy to just stand there holding on watching it flutter around in the sky.


Once they were all finished with the kites, we left them with daddy and headed off to find the sea....
The twins decided they were walking to America!


We didn't quite get to the sea, as it was miles out and I made them turn around before the tides started to come in.

Even though they didn't quite make America they all had fun jumping in the sandy/muddy puddles on the way back.


Once back on dry land we headed back to the van to dust off our feet and grab an ice cream.






Ice cream, Kite flying and Puddle jumping = a perfect way to spend a Sunday!



Monday, 1 May 2017

Ru Bear Turned 3!!

Last Tuesday saw my littlest little turn 3.
It only seems like yesterday that I was pregnant with him.


We had cake and presents on the Sunday before his birthday, as on Tuesday's he's at nursery all day.
Nana & Gramps came round and I did a little party lunch of pizza, and some party food.


He loved blowing out his candles, but got a bit shy when we all sang to him.
He's not a massive cake fan, so he didn't actually have any of his big cake. Which meant me and the others were left to eat it all!



He got some lovely presents, and he's played with all of them.
He also has some money, which Im thinking of using to get him some new Little Bird By Jools Oliver tops!

Most of his presents were cars, and those of you who follow my Instagram you'll know he loves his cars.
He also got a Joules outfit from his favourite person .... Auntie Jenni, and a Gruffalo outfit from Nana & Gramps.


From us & my parents he got a balance bike.
He saw a little girl on one at school and pointed towards it, so I thought it would make a good birthday present.
We clubbed together as I didn't really know what else to say for them to buy him.

He loved it.
He's still getting the hang of it, and I think in no time he'll be whizzing all over the place.


Nana bought him a helmet for the bike and that arrived on Tuesday.
We all joked that he would probably wear that more than being on the bike and so far its true.
He loves running round the house with it on.


Ru loves getting new clothes, so as soon as he opened his present from Jenni, he wanted it on.



On Tuesday I bought some mini cupcakes for pudding, wishfully thinking Ru might actually like it but when giving him a cake this was his response........


Far from impressed lol!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Games Night // Rory's Story Cubes Review + Giveaway

We are big readers in this house, and I like to make sure the boys have had a story before bed and that Noah has read his book for at least ten minutes.
So when I saw Rory's Story Cubes at the Toy Fair I knew Noah and even the twins would love them!


Noah is probably the most creative out of the four boys and loves making up stories and drawing pictures, so I knew he would love using the cubes.

I was sat down after my Sunday morning coffee when he brought them out to me asking if we could have a go.

He rolled the cubes first and needed only slight encouragement to be a bit more creative with his story telling.
His first story pretty much just told me what the pictures on the cubes were.
Once he felt at ease with telling me stories, knowing there wasn't any wrong kind of way to tell, he was away in his imagination.


Below was one of his line ups after he rolled.....
Noah's Story

There was an Alien who lived on the other side of the rainbow that one day found a pretty big keyhole.
The Alien .... lets call him Alan had never seen this keyhole before, so he thought he would do a little investigating.
Alan managed to climb through the keyhole and to his surprise on the other side he found a fluffy white sheep.
The sheep looked at Alan, Alan looked at the sheep, Alan felt scared and wanted to go home.
The sheep turned to Alan and ask "Hey, do you know how to use this abacus?" "No" Replied Alan.
The Sheep shrugged his head and went back to eating grass. Alan then ran back through the keyhole back to the other side of the rainbow!


I was pretty impressed with his story and fancied a go myself...

My Story -

Long ago lived a tree fish who had a very bright idea about reading all the books in the world.
Before his mission was through some meanie set them all on fire!
The tree fish had to weigh out his options, should he try to save one of his favourite books or try to save them all.....
Suddenly a giant hand flew out from the sky and put the fire out.
The books were safe and Tree fish was happy, but waiting a minute....where did that giant hand come from?!?!?
Suddenly everything went dark, but luckily for the clever tree fish he never went anywhere with out his flashlight.
On went the light and there he saw an extremely all giant who told him he was the one who helped.
Tree fish thanked the giant and went back to reading all the books in the world!


After we had told a few stories both giggling away, Jon and the twins decided to come over and see what we were up too.

Jon decided he need to have a go...


Jon's story -

Daddy was a driving instructor and when out on lessons, he would pull up at peoples houses and give them a call on his phone.
He would always use his abacus to count up how many pennies the people would have to pay him.
At lunch time daddy would always have an apple, as an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Whilst eating my daily apple I noticed a shooting star in the sky, but really it wasn't actually a star, it was a ufo and inside that ufo were the aliens who built the pyramids.
I thought about investigating the claims that aliens built the pyramids  but then decided it was time to step back through the magic keyhole and go home!


The twins thought daddy's stories were the best and then they tried to have a go themselves.
They're stories ended up with a lot of poo in them!

I really think these story cubes are a fantastic idea and I love spending time with the boys being creative and having fun!

Story Cubes also come in a wide range of topics -
Actions, 
Voyages,
Animals.
You can even get Story Cubes Storyworlds with some of your favourite characters such as Batman, Moomin's, Dr Who.

You can buy Rory's original Story Cubes from amazon for £9.98


I'm giving away a set of the original Rory's Story Cubes to one lucky winner.
To be in with a chance, all you need to do is click on the rafflecopter widget!
Good Luck.



T&Cs
Winner will be picked at random,
Prize will be sent on from PR but I will happily chase up any prize that hasn't turned up.
Winner will have 24hrs to respond, otherwise another winner will be picked.
UK only.


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Christmas 2016

Our first Christmas in the new house was pretty awesome!!



My parents came up on Christmas Eve and we spent the day chilling out, my mum baked some cinnamon buns, I did some last minute wrapping and we took the boys to a Chris-tingle service at the local church .... a church that back in the day the one and only Pocahontas used to worship with her husband John Rolfe.

It was a fun service where everyone was encouraged to take part.
The twins spent most of the service giggling away!


The boys all went to bed at normal time, even my little non sleeper was asleep by 9.30!

Rupert woke at 5, but I was able to keep him In bed by laying on the floor next to his bed, the twins and Noah woke around 7.
We waiting until 8 for my parents to turn up before we went into the lounge to see what Father Christmas had left!

All the boys were truly spoilt and they love each and everyone of their presents.
Unlike last year where we kind of over did it and they got overwhelmed and didn't know what to play with.

The day was a full on Nerf war between everyone.
I'm still finding stray bullets everywhere from the fights.
Jon's parents and sister popped over for a little while which was nice.
In our other house that would never have worked but this house is perfect for big family gatherings.

Jon and my mum cooked the dinner and it was AMAZING!
They did themselves proud!


Boxing Day we had a lovely breakfast with bubble and squeak and then my parents headed back to Surrey.
In the afternoon we had Jon's parents over and then a nice relaxing evening.

How was your Christmas?