For the past couple of summers the kids have painted a plate at the local pottery painting cafe, so a rainy day meant it was the 2013 pottery plate painting day..
Kitty got slightly annoyed after painting her plate purple over and over but the older kids had a great time. Just have to wait a week for glazing to see the end product.
Iz in Stella McCartney Kids dress and Havaianas (perfect rainy day footwear?)
Satch in No Added Sugar coat and shorts, How To Kiss A Frog t shirt.
Kitty in Brights and Stripes rain mac and Stella McCartney Kids jeans.
We waited up for the first fireworks at the beach of the season (10 O’Clock being very late for me!). After many attempts we managed to light a BBQ asnd have hot dogs while the kids scooted before the big bangs. Followed by sparklers of course. After being excited all day Kitty made it until 10 O’clock then sat in her pushchair and fell asleep during the display!
P.S. Turned out we were rubbish at taking photos of fireworks!
Iz and Kitty in Mitty James towelling robe.
Satch in Mini Rodini sweatshirt and No Added Sugar shorts.
Kitty in Gap dress.
I could do with the predicted storm to do some overdue tidying… I would especially like to relieve the rocker of the ironing pile!
My dad took us for an evening at the circus…The kids was so excited to see the acts, the finale of which included two men doing the wheel of death (like two giant hamster wheels) which can be best described as harrowing to watch. I’m not sure if it was for dramatic effect but the one who walked on the outside of the wheel kept tripping over and jumping to hold on, especially when blindfolded!!! And there were no safety nets or harnesses. not sure it was that great for my blood pressure.
Kitty had swum with mini french plaits and had crinkly hair. So cute.
Kids in No Added Sugar.
A quiet day feeding the swans and checking out the park.
iz in Miller at Elias and Grace dress.
Satch in No Added Sugar shorts.
Kitty in Mini Rodini swimsuit.
As Kitty’s most favoured cartoon character we thought we’d get in a trip to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park. We arrived at opening time and were surprised to be in a queue of cars. I think mostly full of pre-schoolers though who also headed straight to the Peppa Pig World section which was pretty packed!
It was so hot and busy we stopped early for lunch and a play in the splash park…
Kitty in Mini Rodini giraffe swimsuit.
Satch in No Added Sugar shorts.
Luckily the rest of the park had lots of pre-schooler friendly rides which Kit loved.
Then the big kids got a turn on Magma, the Cobra, The edge and the swings and Kitty started getting a little bored!
Kitty in Mexican market dress and Mini Boden sandals.
Admittedly I was getting quite bored of not being allowed on any rides…bored enough to take photos of my bag while I waited.
We had a much needed ice cream break:
We braved Peppa Pig Wrold again and Kitty even got to meet Peppa Pig which Tom also looks pretty pleased about!
Satch messing round on photo booth today.
After a harrowing morning at the beach (lots of sand in eyes and kicked over sand castles) we went and had the most amazing ice creams and sorbets home made at a little shop in the middle of the countryside with the grandparents. The only problem was choosing what flavour…. cappuccino, peanut butter, maple syrup or caramel to name a few….ended up eating two each!
Iz in Stella Mccartney Kids dress.
Kitty in Stella McCartney Kids dress.
Satch in H & M shorts and M&S vest.
I’m not sure if this is a solely American custom, but i thought seeing as we were spending the first day of the summer holidays at home after a busy and boiling weekend, I would get the kids to do a Summer Bucket List….
Satch liked his to rhyme, “Have a swim, take a pim” as in Pimms. Not sure where he gets the idea Mummy sits and drinks Pimms while he swims???
Iz found it hysterical to put “punishment” ones in the bucket, i.e. tidy room, which Satch hastily removed when she wasn’t looking!
Brief break to rescue screaming me from a teeny caterpillar.
Satch in Boys & Girls t shirt.
The vintage plush Care Bear cousins out for a picnic with Kitty….
Kitty in Their Nibs dress.