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
Saturday, 2 July 2016
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
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
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
A last cuddle before taking Barney back to school
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Monday, 6 June 2016
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.