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Project 365 2014 – Week 51

On Sunday we had a review to to of our nearest Brewers Fayre in Weymouth, so we made a day of it and visited the Sealife Centre and the Sealife Tower.  As both places were almost empty Sebastian got to explore on foot for the first time and revelled in being able to toddle around.

The final week of school has had its ups and downs as the kids have entered hyper mode.  The school nativity was brilliant and both my little stars performed beautifully.

This week also saw three Christmas Parties which resulted and Isaac and Eliza both being ill after eating far too much rubbish but thankfully they are all better now.

Wednesday and Saturday are most certainly my favourite days this week, why?

On Wednesday we celebrated winning a Mark Warner holiday with tea and biscuits and Saturday saw us heading to Coombemill for Christmas.  Apologies if I spam your timelines with festive photos this week.

Here is my week in pictures:

Week 51

 

347.  165ft in the air on Weymouth Sealife Tower

348.  My Star and my Angel Gabriel on stage together

349.  Walking to school for the first time (Sebastian that is)

350.  Celebrating my Mark Warner win with tea and biscuits

351.  Coombemill countdown

352.  The elves decorated the tree outside school on the last day of term

353.  Isaac proudly standing next to the Christmas tree he decorated by himself at Coombemill

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Isaac

Project 365 2014 – Week 50

It is getting to the excitement overload stage in this house.  The decorations have gone up, rehearsals for the school nativity, The Angel Express, are in full swing and we have had some Christmas parties to go to.

Sunday saw Isaac and Eliza go to Olivia’s Frozen party where they had a fabulous time and played lots of fun party games.

Monday saw us heading to Poole Lighthouse to see Ed Petrie in Robin Hood.  It wasn’t the best pantomime I have been to but the kids loved it nonetheless “OH No they didn’t……….OH Yes they did!!”

I have been really organised with the Christmas shopping this year and still haven’t got it all down from the loft to wrap it, but I did have to pop into town to pick up some last minute gifts and get hubby a Christmas jumper for work, so we visited the Gardens of Light in Bournemouth Gardens which Sebby loved exploring.

On Saturday we headed to my favourite restaurant, Urban Reef, for hubby’s Christmas meal.  The food didn’t disappoint and the decorations were amazing!

Here is my week in pictures:

week 50

 

340.  My little Prince and Princess enjoying Olivia’s party

341.  It’s panto time!

342.  Kicking the leaves in their new welies

343.  Exploring the Gardens of Light

344.  Baby Sheriff Woody

345.  Sebby has passed toddler stage 1 at Turtle Tots

346.  Enjoying hubby’s Christmas party at Urban Reef

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RAF MUseum

Project 365 2014 – Week 48

It has been a much quieter week this week as both Eliza and Sebastian have succumbed to nasty coughs/colds, courtesy of someone who clearly shouldn’t have been sent to school!!

On Friday we headed out to Frankie and Benny’s for a lovely meal, where we were treated like royalty as we were the only ones in there for quite some time.  Isaac was even shown his dinner being made!

Saturday saw us heading to the RAF Museum in Hendon for a Propel event.  Kian, Isaac and Eliza got to fly Radio Controlled Helicopters and UFO’s and the little ones also got their faces painted and had lots of fun dressing up.  We all had lots of fun and it was lovely to see Sebastian getting to join in and wandering around.  My plane obsessed toddler adored walking around the museum, pointing to and saying “plane”.

Here is my week:

week 48

326.  Mum, when is dinner ready?

327.  There’s ice on the car so we dug out the snowsuit and woolly hat

328.  Sunset

329.  It’s mild enough for no coat again!

330.  Daddy’s home from work = Bundle

331.  Dinner at Frankie and Benny’s

332.  Hmmmmmm, an alien seems to have replaced Isaac

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Project 365 2014 – Week 46

I can’t believe it is only 5 weeks until Christmas – where has this year gone?

We started this week on the final day of our weekend break in Bluestone, Wales.  Kingdom of the Elves was amazing and the kids adored working to make Charlie’s special Christmas toy.

Thankfully the rest of the week has involved far less travelling but busy nonetheless.

Monday saw us enjoying the pantomime that is WWE.  I didn’t think I’d enjoy it but actually its great fun.

Tuesday was parents evening for the little ones with varying amounts of success – Eliza is super confident and adores school, whereas Isaac is well above average in his studies but hates putting pen to paper and can be disruptive, especially when he doesn’t want to do something.  We have lots of plans in place to support him, so I hope we can turn a corner.  Once the kids were safely tucked up in bed, I got to go out and try on lots of lovely shoes at the local Hotter Shoe event.

Friday saw us doing the Bournemouth #pierzip in the dark, which is a completely different experience but just as exhilarating.

At the school disco last month, both Isaac and Eliza asked if they could start doing dancing lessons and I have finally found a local one!  We had our first lesson on Saturday and they adored it……….is it wrong that I wanted to join in too?  We then headed to Southampton to pick up Daddy’s iPhone that had gone into the Apple Store to be repaired.  I announced that I wanted to go to Primark to look at Christmas jumpers as the kids need them for a school event and ended up getting stung for a rather cute Olaf onesie too!!

Here is my week in pictures:

week 46

 

313.  Proud of their Elf uniforms at Kingdom of the Elves

314.  Kian enjoying WWE

315.  Charliemoos photobombs me at the Hotter Shoes event

315.  Making Hama Beads with Olive

316.  First Haircut

317.  Bournemouth Pierzip in the dark!!

318.  Olaf onesie

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First Steps

Project 365 2014 – Week 45

This week has been a week of catching up and mountains of washing after our week away in half term, so we haven’t strayed too far from home, well, until this weekend anyway.

Monday saw Eliza and Isaac achieve their swimming badges which they have been working towards for a term and they are hugely proud of them and Sebby took his first unaided steps!

The weather has been rubbish, although it has produced some amazing rainbows and the one pictured below was probably the brightest I have ever seen – shame I didn’t have my big camera with me when it appeared.

On Thursday we got to go to a preview day of the new Giraffe restaurant at the Tesco where we used to work.  It was lovely to catch up with some old colleagues and the food was amazing.  Sebastian got a real taste for hubby’s marshmallows which were in his Rocky Road Sundae.

Friday saw me drive to the very end of the M4 and beyond in torrential rain to visit Bluestone Wales.  It is a stunning location and we have been busy looking around and taking part in some of various activities that they have to offer and using Sebastian’s new found skill to teach him how to jump in muddy puddles.

Here is our week in pictures:

Week 45

306.  Chilling in the bath

307.  Very proud of their swimming certificates

308.  A wet scoot to school

309.  No Eliza, that stick is too big to take home!

310.  Sebastian stealing Daddy’s marshmallows

311.  Rainbow

312.  Making Christmas decorations at Bluestone

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Blackpool Tower

Project 365 2014 – Week 44

Wow, what a half term!

We were lucky enough to be invited to review a holiday cottage with cottages4you and chose Staffordshire as our base for the week.  The cottage was stunning and set just outside Newcastle-Under-Lyme, which made the perfect base for exploring the North West.

We bought Merlin passes as the beginning of the year, so it made sense to visit as many attractions as we could.  I didn’t realise there were so many and my only disappointment is we didn’t do the Dungeons as the little ones were too young and I didn’t want to give them nightmares.

Last Sunday we visited Warwick Castle which is a fabulous day out.  The kids adored the spooky maze complete with Skeleton Ball and the Dueling Dead show was amazing.

Monday saw us heading to Alton Towers where Hubby and Kian headed off to do the big rollercoasters whilst I hung out at cbeebiesland, which is brilliant.  If you visit, make sure you go to the Mr Bloom show – it was amazing!

Tuesday saw some gorgeous weather and a visit to Go Ape.  Isaac has been begging to do it for ages and he is finally tall enough. I honestly thought he would be terrified but he charge around the course with a big grin on his face before launching himself down the big zipline.

On Wednesday we headed to the Legoland Discovery Centre and Sealife Centre at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.  I wasn’t expecting it to be a full day out but it was and the kids bagged some gorgeous new toys in the Disney Shop and Hamleys.

Thursday saw us heading back to Alton Towers as one day isn’t enough.  This time Hubby got to hang out at cbeebiesland whilst I did the big rollercoasters with Kian!

No visit to the North West would be complete without a visit to Blackpool.  Sadly we didn’t get a chance to do the Pleasure Beach but had a great time watching the circus at Blackpool Tower, driving through the illuminations and visiting Madame Tussauds.

Week 44

 

299.  Sword fighting outside Warwick Castle

300.  Meeting Upsy Daisy

301.  Isaac does Go Ape

302.  Sebastian gets his first taste of Lego

303.  Playing with the interactive screen in the Charlie and Lola house at cbeebiesland

304.  Blackpool Tower by night

305.  Football practice

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