What a week, hats off to parents of teens and little un’s.
We had my 13 year old niece staying with this week, she’s an absolute darling, but trying to keep 4 year old boys and a 13 year old girl entertained is hard work!
We kicked off the day baking because everyone needs a cupcake picnic on the beach. Once cakes were made we pootled off to the beach, where the boys made stone towers, told off a seagull and enjoyed a cake or two.
We were thwarted by a sudden down pour which closed the “Boingy boingy jungle” many tears were shed, Ahren was less than pleased to get soaking wet, hehehe.
Under threat of tears and tantrums I took the boys along to the “Boingy boingy jungle”, they had an awesome time whilst I did the whole ‘bored parent waiting for kids to finish messing around’ thing.
Today was pretty hot dang didilli doo fantastic, I got freebies! By following Read Between The Lines on Instagram I won some freebies, whoop whoop!
It was a miserable day weather wise, which made it the perfect day to do some crafting.
Ahren took his sleeping position to another level, such an adorable weirdo!
I must have drunk too much coffee or not enough but I had the ridiculous idea to take the boys and their bikes out, stupid stupid Amanda!
The boys are actually pretty good on their bikes, and look ridiculously cute in their helmets.
We took in a bit of history at the Redoubt Military Museum, the echo's in there are pretty amazing, as demonstrated by my little darlings running around yelling “Charge” at everyone.
The boys were most impressed to realise they could fit in the laundry basket, I was not so impressed!
Trying to keep the boys distracted for a wee while I let them play with their Epic Straws, Ethan made a ridiculously long straw which had several leaks!
With the afternoon sun warming up the pool I thought it only right to dip my feet in and read a book, I noticed one the plants had bloomed, loving the orange.
Maddy had to go home today, so I decided as a treat we’d have homemade waffles for breakfast, they were amazing if I say so myself!
My mum turned up to collect Maddy and brought with her some goodies for me, Krispy Kreme and Lucky Charms, she’s a good egg!
Then, the darling poppet looked after the boys for me whilst I had a nap, soooooo nice.
The boys were distraught at Maddy leaving, I think she will be a regular guest at our house!
I spent the afternoon trying to paint my nails, much harder than you think, it smudged all over and looked crap, I make a terrible girlie girl!
Oh my gosh, where do I begin?!
Nannie and doopa came to visit, they bought the boys a Wii U and the Chase McCain game, Lego and some Angry Birds toys. I’ll need an extension just to house all their toys!
We spent the morning setting everything up and then bundled in to the car to take the boys to Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway.
The kids had a fantastic time playing in the park and enjoyed their ride on the mini train, toot toot!
Nannie then let the boys get some Thomas and Friend toys from the toy shop, they were thoroughly spoilt, lucky buggers!
After fish and chips for dinner I was glad to finally have the house to ourselves, as much as I love our families some down time was much needed!
I’m linking up my crazy busy week with the lovely Hannah and The Week That Was Instagrammed