Our Easter

On Easter Sunday we headed to one of our favourite places for a family day out, Piglets Farm. It has recently just opened up for the season which is music to our ears. We love it there!


We started our Sunday with a lazy breakfast. By lazy I mean later than usual. Whilst I was busy getting Little Miss and Mr ready for the day we had a very special visitor. The Easter bunny came and decorated our garden with lots of little eggs and left two Easter buckets to collect them all up in. Little Mr was eager to find the eggs and made sure he left some for his sister to find too which was really sweet. 



                                 
                                 
                                 
                                   
                                               


                                   
                                  


They were both very lucky and reviewed lots and lots of chocolate from family and friends.



After our egg hunt and of course some chocolate testing we got ready to head to Piglets. Both Little Mr and Little Miss were excited to see some animals. Little Mr had requested to see the donkeys of all things. Little miss was rather infatuated with the smaller animals especially the chicks and the rabbits.
Our first stop on the farm was the event gazebo for the Easter Eggstravaganza. This was a hive of activity where children were decorating eggs and excitidely receiving their egg hunt prizes. We had recently decorated our own eggs at home so they were both keen to do the egg hunt and quickly sat down to listen to the instructions.
They each received a basket and had to find six different coloured eggs hidden around the park behind some large chickens. This was a great egg hunt and kept both of the children engaged and excited to find more. Plus they looked really cute with their baskets.  


              





One of our favourite parts of the farm is the petting shed. A particular favourite as always been the cow that can be milked. Little Miss loved the rabbits and stood watching them for ages. We are currently thinking about getting some rabbits I just need to convince the hubby a little more.



                                            




                                       

When we finished the egg hunt we explored the rest of the parks activities. First stop was the barrel rid before heading into the sandpit. We spent an age here digging, tipping and burying objects. There is also a digger come slide which Little Miss loves as did her brother when he was her age. We then headed to the bouncy pillows. I stayed with Little Miss on the smaller one whilst Mr H took Little Mron the bigger one. We even had a go too, well it would be rude not to.

In the middle of the park is a crazy golf course. So we had a round of golf here, of course Little Mr won. Little Miss completed the golf shoeless and wellie less as she had decided that she didn’t want to wear anything. Luckily it was a lovely dry day, however if it was wet I am sure she would have changed her mind. My favourite part of the day had to be the large chicken sumo suits which I just had to make Mr H try on. We ended the day by going on the tractor ride before heading home 
                                  
 
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Our Day Out

Recently I mentioned that we had visited a local petting farm/adventure park. We had such a good time I thought I would share some of the pictures I took. I love our little days out just the three of us. Of course they would be much better if Daddy was there too.
 
We started our day with a visit to see the animals. Little Mr particularly liked the goats. 
Where ever we go at the moment he is always keen to read the map. The great thing about this farm is that the map it very child friendly and he could easily pick out where he wanted to go next.
After the animals we headed towards the other play activities. First stop was a spot of miniature golf. Tricky for a three year old but turns out even trickier for me, Little Mr was giving me a run for my money.

One of Little Mr’s favourite parts is the tractor enclosure. He loves hooking and unhooking the trailers along with filling it with’diesel’. As it was half term there were older children to contend with and Little Mr was rather upset when a bigger child came and told him to get off his tractor that he had ever so patiently waited for. So parental involvement (or maybe the teacher in me) was needed. 

After our tractor fun we headed into the picnic enclosure. I had brought a few snacks and Little Miss’s food but purchased mine and Little Mr’s there. I wasn’t organised enough in the morning and wanted to get a move on, making a proper picnic would have just held us up. Well that’s my excuse anyway.

After our lunch we headed to the sandpit. The only picture I got was of my feet. Probably because I can’t relax while he is in there. Sand gets everywhere, it is one of my pet hates. I hate the feel of it when it is in your socks. Therefore Little Mr was swiftly change into wellies. I know I should relax about this a little more, there were plenty of children running around in it barefoot. There was even one child filling her shoes with sand!! I think I just have sandpit phobia.

Once we finally escaped the sandpit Little Miss had a nap whilst Little Mr played in the park.

He loves this big red tractor. He  always has done, I remember he once sat on it for a full 30 minutes happy as could be.

Next stop were the inflatable pillows. Little Mr had so much fun bouncing around. We are sockless here as it meant he could bounce higher apparently.

Last stop was to see a sheep ‘have his hair cut.’ Little Mr was enthral led as he loves getting his hair cut and often talks about the girl who cuts it for us when we drive past. He thought it was hilarious that a sheep was being sheared.

We had a brilliant day and headed home with two very sleepy but content children. Before leaving Little Mr added his mark to the large mural, and I visited the farm shop to stock up on a few yummy treats.

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Our week that was!

We have had a lovely week even though it has rained and rained. This week was a blank canvas as our usual classes and play groups were cancelled because of half term. Weeks like this are my favourite type, lazy mornings, late breakfasts, endless games at home and seeing friends and family without the need to dash and clock watch.

Saturday
We met one of my oldest and bestest friends for a spot of lunch and catch up in town. We don’t see each other that often so iris always great to catch up. I then headed out with her later minus the kiddies and husband for more drink, this time lots of adult ones. Oh and a spot of dancing too, we had such fun which was long over due.
 
Sunday
Today started with a small (huge) hangover, I am not sure I can party like the old times any more. However  I found myself overcompensating for my hangover so probably got more accomplished than I may have otherwise. A high light of the day was heading to the cinema to watch Postman Pat the movie. Well the movie was pretty lame if I am honest but Little Mr loved it. So did Little Miss though she had a snooze mid film, oh how I wish I could have done the same. 
 
Monday
On Monday we headed over to my In-laws for a Birthday Buffet. They are both having birthdays over the next week but will be away on holiday so we took our presents and the card that Little Mr and Little Miss made for their Grandma. We made her an extra special card as she will be having a milestone Birthday.
                                        
                               
Tuesday
Today we headed to Sheffield. We stopped for a spot of lunch with friends from my university days. We are all getting married and having babies now so there is always something new and exciting to catch up on. This time it was a friends engagement proposal in New York. It took me back as that is where me and the hubby got engaged.  After lunch we headed to a soft play as there is only so long you can expect toddlers to sit nicely for. I love watching our children play together.
                                
Wednesday
This was our lazy day of the week, well lazy morning anyway. We had a lie in, well I class 8 am as a lie in don’t you?! We were awake but we just stayed snuggled under the quilt watching TV. Later I had an appointment with my health visitor to discuss Little Miss’s allergic reactions and see how she was. So I dropped Little Mr off at my Mums. The weather was pants yet again so we got caught out in a down pour mid journey from the car to the childrens centre. On our return we were greeted with some fabulous post on our doormat. Our Merlin annual family pass from Kellogg’s had arrived. We are so excited to start using it.
                        

Thursday
                       

We started today building a fireman/camper small world. Little Mr loves creating his own stories with the figures. At the moment he seems to love being the hero whilst I get to be the monkey/dragon/monster *delete as appropriate. We then headed to my Dads for a cuppa and a catch up. We spent the afternoon den making and ‘mountain’ climbing in the living room.

                                    

Today was also a big day for Little Miss. We put her in her own room in her cot for the first time on a night. She only lasted a couple of hours but still it’s a start.
                                     

Friday
We visited a local petting farm today called Piglets. We love visiting as there is always loads to do. We were a little worried about the weather but it stayed dry albeit cloudy all day. Our highlights were Little Mr Miss and myself all jumping on the bouncy pillows, riding the blue tractors and Little Mr’s favourite, seeing a sheep get a ‘haircut’.
We have had a lovely chilled week with little clock watching, but we have missed all our usual groups so will be looking forward to them next week.
Have you had a good week? What have you been upto?

A Happy Day!

Today was a happy day. We decided that as the weather was lovely we would make the most of it with a lovely walk and visit to the local park. Little Mr was just great all morning especially when he had to wait patiently at the phone repair shop, so I promised him he could take one of his bikes/trikes/scooters to the park (yes, we have far too many). Typically though the one he had his heart set on was a little red motorbike which lives at Grannies, so we had to call round there first. Little Mr was intent on bringing Bess wthe dog too but I drew the line there, double buggy, baby, two year old and a bike is enough thanks, I don’t need a dog in tow too.
On our way to the park we walked down one of my favourite streets. It is full of little shops and cafes and hold many memories from my childhood. Naturally we called into the bakery for a cheeky sausage roll each.
Our walk took us along side the river Ouse. Little Mr loved watching and waving to the river boats. I also got a telling of for forgetting to bring bread for the ducks! We finally made it to the park and had a lo let time playing. Little Mr found a friend and together they played an imaginary game of pirates. 

Of course no trip to the park in the sunshine is complete without an ice cream!

A day at the farm

 

We love taking Little Mr to the local farm and took him numerous times over last Spring & Summer. We usually go to the local farm which includes all the general petting farm animals, along with play equipment and the cafe too. However we are fortunate enough that my best friends new Beau works on his parents farm so when we recently visited we were lucky enough to go to the farm too.

This was very exciting for Little Mr. Our friends live in Derbyshire which is nearly a 2 hour drive from us however we hit bad traffic and roadworks which meant for one hour of our journey we only travelled 2 miles!!! Luckily both Little Mr and Little Miss were on great form. Little Mr did discover the button to unwind his window now which until then had remained a  mystery.
When we arrived at the farm it was a little different to Little Mr’s expectations. The cows were bigger, smellier and louder than perhaps he was used to. We were lucky enough to see all of the newest calves, some born only just 3 or 4 days earlier. It is amazing how they are standing and walking in hours when Little Miss at 20 weeks has only recently mastered holding her head completely.

 
We were visited all of the pregnant cows, one of which had just had a calf, the calf was yet to stand. If you look closely at the picture you can see the cows placenta, she decided to eat this whilst we were here. Apparently a cows pregnancy is extremely similar to that of a human.
 

 

 
We met the bull of the farm!!
 

Little Mr’s favourite part of the day was definitely visiting the tractors. He was a little perturbed that they didn’t own a green one at first (we are having a few colour selection issues at the moment). However was overjoyed when we reminded him his favourite colour is red and they had a big red one. Little Mr was overjoyed at being ables to sit in the tractors and even ‘drive’ one too.

 
Little Miss got in on the action too.
 
 
We had a fantastic day with friends, it was brilliant. I just wished we lived closer to visit more often. We love city life but the countryside lifestyle looks so appealing especially with a young family.

 
 

Mothers Day

This year I was well and truly spoilt for Mothers Day. First of Little Mr didn’t get up till 8.15 which was great especially as the clocks had gone forwards too. We had a lazy hour in bed where I was treated to breakfast and so was Little Mr actually.  Maybe next year he will help make the breakfast. I got a lovely handmade card. I always prefer gifts that have some time, thought and personalisation in them compared to something that you could give to any one.

 
 
 
I also got this fantastic personalised story which we all read together in bed.
 

Car selfie on the way to Whitby. Both babies were fast asleep, luckily my Dad has a spacious car so it wasn’t too squishy between two car seats.

                 

 
Arguments Yard the irony being we never have arguments, honest 😉

 

Little Miss thoroughly enjoyed the bumpy ride over the cobbled streets.

My beautiful view while we sat and ate fish and chips.
We also headed to the beach where we played chase with the sea, played football and the dogs ran wild.