Saturday, 16 July 2016

Pretty Little Lady

Emma looked so adorable all dressed up for her friend's birthday party that I couldn't resist taking a few photos before she left. Love her to bits!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Off to the School Disco

If only they could get along like this all the time!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Lily's Den

The Podlings' school have just started holding 'parent workshops' where parents get to go into school for an afternoon and help their child's class with a project. It is a lovely idea and gives parents a chance to see their children interacting with their teacher and classmates in a way that the usual run of concerts and sports days just doesn't. Lily's class were building pyramid shelters for their parent workshop. Lily was working in a group of three and when we showed up we were shown their plan, complete with measurements. Between us (three children, another mum and dad and myself) we built this very sturdy den and had a lot of fun doing it.

Lily was over the moon the following week when she won 'rock, paper, scissors' with her team members and thereby the opportunity to keep the den. She excitedly bounded out of school telling me that we get to bring the den home. Getting it home, on the other hand, proved more of a challenge! In the end, we got Alex out of the pram and the girls walked with him whilst I pushed the pram home with the den over the top of it. I got some funny looks walking home I can tell you! I wish I had thought to take a photo. The den is now living in the back garden much to the delight of Alex! I have since trimmed off a lot of the plastic as I didn't want my little people suffocating in it!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Star of the Week

Enjoying an after school snack with Barney

My sweet little Emma was her class Star of the Week this week and got to spend another week with the class teddy, Barney Bear. He had a busy week, accompanying us on a trip to the park, meeting cousins at a family barbecue, building a den, reading stories and cuddling a very happy little girl each night. On his last night with us we had a little farewell tea party to celebrate our little star of the week and to say goodbye to Barney. It was a sad little girl who had to take Barney back to school this morning.

Bike riding with a special passenger

Den building

Emma dressed at Belle and reading to Barney.

A farewell tea party for Barney. Emma looks sad because she doesn't want Barney to go

Bedtime cuddles

A last cuddle before taking Barney back to school

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Father's Day

A daddy four times over!

Three generations. The Podlings with their father and grandfather

The Father's Day cake that Lily made for her Daddy

Monday, 6 June 2016

Buttercups at Biddulph Grange

A pleasant Sunday afternoon walk through Biddulph Grange Country Park with Mark's parents. We stopped for tea, biscuits and cake by the lake before carrying on through the buttercup meadows. A picture perfect afternoon.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Impromptu Picnic Tea

The weather was good, so an impromptu Friday evening picnic tea seemed in order. Off to Greenway Bank Country Park we went and a good time was had by all. More of this lovely weather would be nice!