Thursday, 4 May 2017

Bye bye old £5 notes

We are saying goodbye to the old £5notes today!

Olivia is reading

This last week with Olivia we have picked up a Julia Donaldson phonics book and tried out some reading with her and she just kinda got it!  Been getting the hang of 3 letter words by sounding out the letters! Amazing!

Friday, 24 February 2017

First lost tooth

After 11 days of wobbliness Isaac woke up this morning with a gap. His tooth came out in his sleep and he can't find it anywhere! He has looked all through his duvet and we've come to the conclusion that he swallowed it!

Isaac thinks he can feel it in his throat! However he is excited that the tooth fairy might visit however we are off to the inlaws tonight so I hope they find us!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Half term - Hobbledown

Making use of our annual passes to Hobbledown (though I'm sure they are due to expire) we met up with friends and enjoyed our morning slot in the playbarn and then ventured outside for packed lunches and outdoor sand play.

Isaac was so excited to spend the day with his best friend A.

The both enjoyed climbing and testing their limits as to how high they could go!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Half term - playground

On Tuesday Isaac went to Alex's house so I took Olivia and Shaylan to soft play.  They had great fun on the bouncy castle and making friends to play hide and seek with,

After soft play we ran across the field to the playground. Another lovely sunny day. It's been too cold recently to really enjoy the outdoors.

Monday, 13 February 2017


Day one of half term and we visited Wisley. Just the kids and I. They had the butterflies in the green house. It was great that they were flying free around us, landing on the gorgeous plants and flowers for us to get an up close look at.

Isaac and Olivia said they wanted to touch the butterflies, but apart from it not being allowed, they got a little scared when they came close.

Stationed around the glasshouse were tables of fruit for the butterflies to land on and munch away.

The butterflies were stunning. All had different patterns and colours in their wings.

Olivia couldn't believe how big this butterfly was. She didn't want to get too close though.

As we walked down some steps we saw this butterfly on the wall. I asked Isaac how close would he go to it...

We ventured out into the sunshine to the play area. Isaac loves climbing trees at the moment.

Selfie in the sun!

Great fun making dens. Had to be very careful not to get anyone with hebig long sticks.

Inside the activity center

Trying to smile in the bright sunshine

Lunch time. Bit pricey but they ate well. Packed lunch for he rest of the week!

Enjoying her biscuit

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Science Museum

We were due to meet our friends Sarah and George in London for lunch on Saturday and with train maintenance works we were restricted to where we could go.  We decided to go to South Kensington as its easy to get to from Wimbledon and to make the most of the day we thought we'd visit the Science Museum first.

Isaac and Olivia love getting the train! And were super excited to get a tube train, however this one didn't really go under ground :(

We got to the Science Museum shortly after 10am and although we had to queue it wasn't that bad.  

We were on the look out for Tim Peaks' spaceship and thought this was it!

However we soon found it.  Impressive how small the capsule is compared to the parachute!

Exploring all the computers was good fun for the kids....James too.

This cross section of an aeroplane was impressive to see how thin the carcass is!

Looking at the old phones was interesting.  I could see a few I used to own too!

We managed to avoid any rain all day, came home to see hail stones everywhere!