Times to remember.

After Mondays post I had a little moment of panic I thought, really what are we going to do over the next 5 weeks.
Not because it's a long time as it always goes so fast and they will all be back at school before I know it.
  I just don't want us to waste any of it so here's what I did.
I took myself to the local sports centre which is only 5 minutes away to see what they had going on over the holidays for the children.
Lots of activities were on offer so I picked out a couple they may enjoy.
It starts tomorrow with a crash course of swimming for all three of them.
For the little guy, I've booked some trampolining lessons and martial art classes.
For Lily, Cheer leading, dance classes and drama workshops and
 for Tallon Archery.
However that only takes up the odd morning or afternoon so I still need to make sure I keep them busy
at the other times too, so that they can fill their scrapbooks with lots of  photo's and memorabilia of  their summer holidays.

The holidays actually started with a big bang.
Yesterday we packed up a picnic supper and drove a few miles up the road to these beautiful gardens for a night of classical music and spectacular fireworks.
We had such a wonderful time as we cuddled up under blankets eating our supper listening to calming, tranquil music. There were parts of the evening when I even had a tear in my eye, Lily listening to the music by the lake on her own, then when her daddy and little brother joined her, even the music that was played with the firework display.

The boys excited about the evening ahead.

Our precious little girl sitting by the calming lake as it and the plants sing to her ( her words)

Daddy with Lily and Flynn enjoying the peace and tranquility.

We will certainly be making this a yearly, family night out.


Let the fun begin!

I have just five days, that's 120 short hours to prepare myself for the mayhem that is the school holidays.
Don't get me wrong I love this precious time that I get to spend with my three not so little children and five weeks of no school runs is very appealing.
However in the past this has proven to be a little difficult at times when you take into account our wonderful British weather, which isn't looking to promising at the moment.
 Also what are the chances of pleasing all three of my little darlings all of the time.
Consequently there will be days when we will have some grumpiness, a small amount of complaining, a little bit of whinging and no doubt some tears.

In spite of all the obstacals that we face.
 We will be having lots of fun whether that is having picnic's, long summer walks come rain or shine, late afternoons down on the beach, we're really not good at lazying around on a beach all day, making the most of our National Trust and RSPB memberships and if the weather gets really bad,  crafting supplies are at the ready, the indoor picnic usally goes down well and if all else fails lazy mornings cuddled up of the sofa watching tv in our pj's drinking hot chocolate always seems to win the day.

So roll on Friday when we can say good bye to frantic mornings,  hetic after school schedules and homework for five weeks of fun and relaxing.