Monday, 6 June 2016

Our crazy busy half term!

Today was the first day of 'normal' routine in over a week. The children were back to School and Nursery and I was back to work after a few days off. Now, I am sitting here thinking back on the May half term and wondering how we managed to cram it all in!

We started the week off visiting my parents down in Dorset. Long weekends visiting Nannie and Grandad is always a great thing for Chester and Millie. They have a great relationship with my parents, especially my Dad, and they really miss being able to just pop round and see them. So it really is the simple things that keep them happy. 

Amongst other things, we visited Upton Country Park, where we has an amazing time exploring and climbing. 

We had a BBQ on the beach, which was a first for all of us, and I am sure it won't be the last! 

We walked round to the park, where Chester and Grandad played football whilst Millie explored the play area. 

Then on the way back from the park Chester and Millie found some goslings, which Millie made friends with and named them Poppy and Joey! 

Needless to say when it was time to come home Chester and Millie were not happy bunnies! So to cheer them up we headed to Gravity, a (fairly) newly opened trampolining centre not too far from us. It was the first time we had visiting and I can assure you it won't be the last! We had an absolute blast! Who knew that a room filled wall to wall with trampolines could be so much fun?! 

Friday was the day Chester had been waiting for all week, we headed up to London to a very special Skylander event, which I am going to blog about seperatly so watch this space! 

Saturday was back to Millie's usual routine of Ice Skating, and she did amazingly well this week! She was practicing her bendy knees and perfecting her 'lemon'. Her confidence amazes me week on week. She wanted to skate around the big rink on her own several times and I was happy to let her! 

Sunday we wanted to make the most of the lovely weather so we decided to make the most of our English Heritage membership and visit two properties! Firstly Walmer Castle and Gardens, who just so happened to have a special flower and garden event on. The children had lots of fun playing traditional garden games, painting pots and exploring the castle. 

Then it was on to Deal Castle, which was quite simply a brick maze! It was really fun to explore the rooms, with all the twists and turns. 

We then decided to have a cheeky round of Adventure golf, where we had lots of fun around the very interactive course. Millie of course made up her own rules and eventually decided she prefered to use her hands rather than her golf stick! 

We finished the day doing what the children love best, running around on the beach! 

Phew! What a week, we managed to cram so much in but seeing how much fun the kids have had makes the tiredness I am feeling now totally worth it! 

What did you get up to on your half term? I would love to know. 

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