Saturday, 28 November 2015

Our Annual Ornament Trip

We marked the start of advent with our annual trip to the garden centre so the Podlings could pick out their Christmas tree ornaments. As usual Tom chose his first, a china snowman that is really a bell. For Alex we picked out a blown glass car with a miniature Christmas tree tied to the roof. It couldn't be anything else for our car-obsessed baby boy. The girls took ages to choose, but eventually Lily settled on a white sparkly deer and Emma, a lover of all things snow, picked out a sparkly three dimensional snowflake. We had a lovely time looking at all the Christmas decorations and enjoying the lights. I always look forward to this family tradition that marks the start of the Christmas season for us.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Passport Shenanigans

I needed to get a passport photo done of Alex. So that went well!

'It doesn't matter how many times you call my name, Mummy, my feet are more interesting!'

'Hey, look over there!'

'I'll just move away from Mummy's carefully neutral background and then pose beautifully. That'll be funny!'

'Ooo look, my other foot!'

'Your attempts to distract me are futile.'

'Alright, I've had enough now!'

This was the best picture I could get. I hope it passes muster! Thankfully they are more relaxed in their photo requirements for children under six, but I hope they are in a generous mood!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

My Little Pink Rabbit

Emma came back from her big brother's Cub Christmas Fayre looking like a bunny. Love her!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Children in Need

To raise money for Children in Need this year, the children had to go into school in onesies. This was naturally considered to be very exciting! Tom wore his old ladybird onesie, but Lily needed a new one. We took her shopping to pick one out and she chose a Minion onesie (and very cute she looked in it too!) I bought Emma a sweet pug onesie and she looked adorable in it! We called her Pugsy, after Pudsey bear!. I can't imagine the teachers got a lot of work out of the children that day, but they certainly had fun!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Autumn in the Park

After we collected Tom from his Cub camp on Sunday afternoon we took the Podlings to Bathpool Park for a late afternoon walk. The Podlings had a good play in the playground and then we took a stroll through the autumn leaves. It was a lovely end to a wonderful family weekend. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

An Autumn Picnic in the Woods

I love this time of year and Sunday was just the epitome of the perfect Autumn day. Not wanting to waste it indoors, we decided to have a picnic lunch in the woods. We didn't have very long to spend there unfortunately, as we had to get back to pick Tom up from Cub camp, but we soaked up every moment of the time we did have. The weather was glorious, the light was golden, the children were happy and the water on the lake was as still as glass. It was so peaceful and I was so sorry we couldn't stay longer. 

The view from the picnic table. Perfection!

Emma sporting a quality tomato soup moustache!

The man with two flasks...sounds like a mystery novel!

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Littlest Pumpkin

Alex loved the battery-operated tea lights I used in the Jack-O'-Lanterns

 Everything is potential car storage these days!

Love him!