5 fab things this week – summer 3

Summer really has arrived, hasn’t it! Another lovely week with a trip to the beach, paddling pool fun and lots of ice-cream.

B’s first footsteps

Ok, so there were only 2 and he’s not done any since but still wahoo!! He seems to have been walking around for ages holding our hands so I was really pleased that he’d done it. He does occasionally stand up for a few seconds by himself but then quickly goes into a crawl. I know he’ll do it when he’s ready but I just can’t wait!

A trip to Wittering Beach

As the weather was supposed to be so hot on Wednesday, we decided to head for the beach again. This time we went to Wittering as the beach is great when the tide is out. Fab for toddlers to paddle in and build sandcastles on the sand.

The sat nav ended up taking us through Chichester so it took a bit longer than I thought which meant that C fell asleep in the car again. We arrived at lunch time to find that the car parks were already packed for a week day.

We bundled out of the car and had our picnic next to the car. It was quite a quick lunch as C wanted to play around so after we’d packed the remaining food up we headed off to the beach with the children’s buckets and spades and a blanket.

Summer 3.2

 

My mum took C down to the water to have a paddle while I sat with B. He didn’t sit for long though and was quite funny to watch doing his funny crawl on hands and feet. When I took him down for a paddle he loved sitting in the water and wanted to crawl through it. He wasn’t too happy when I picked him up to go back to our beach blanket. C was also very happy in the shallow water and it was lovely and warm.

After we’d been on the beach for a while it was time to have ice-creams. I can’t believe how many C has eaten this summer. As my mum keeps telling me they are only little once and its only during summer. B is also rather fond of his ice-cream. I’m not sure C would have had so many when she was his age.

We headed off the beach about 4pm so we could get packed up and cleaned up. The children were both very sandy but there wasn’t much I could do about it there. I just thought I could get up early the next day to give them a bath. (Yeah right!) We didn’t head straight home, we had fish and chips instead. What a great way to end off our time at the beach. C didn’t fall asleep in the car on the way home, so I ended bathing them when we got in so at least C was all nice and clean for nursery in the morning.

 

Lunch out at pub

We went out for lunch to a pub that has a large garden with a stream running through it. There were loads of ducks in it and my dad got some food for C to give to them. Unfortunately, there were so many ducks that we ended up throwing the food from the decking area so that we didn’t have them all round our feet. B managed to get his fingers pecked as well when he held out his hand to them! Poor little chap. Still enjoyable though. His favourite word at the moment sounds like “duck” as well.

Boat trip in Guildford

We decided to go on the boat trip at Dapdune Wharf which is a National Trust site. We thought C might enjoy the boat ride as we often wave to them when we are in Guildford. The chap taking the trip was very knowledgeable and it was a lovely peaceful trip down the River Wey. I’m not sure the children were ever so keen on it as there wasn’t much for them to see but my hubby and I really enjoyed it!

Summer 3.3

 

Summer 3.3.1After a quick look around the rest of the buildings and barges we headed to the tea room for a bit of lunch. C wasn’t in the mood for eating and just wanted to play around with the little stools that were in there.Summer 3.3.2

 

 Kids car races

We’ve had a few car races at home with C on her zebra scooter and me holding B on his little car thing. We zoomed up and down the hall with B really giggling. C decided after a while that there was a traffic hold up so she had to get that sorted before we could continue! I can’t imagine what they will be like when B is running about as well. It should be good for losing a few pounds!?

2 Comments

  1. Really enjoying your blog Julie. Wonderful way to hold all memories, good and bad. The arthritis section reminds us of how difficult and upsetting that particulate time was but how excellent C is now.

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