As soon as the sun comes out and Spring hits, I get itchy feet to go and embrace the season and get out of the house. We’ve done just that over the Easter holidays so this week’s Life in Pictures is a little bit of a bumper one!
Our first stop was Kew Gardens to see the blossom. It’s such a cliche to say but it is one of my favourite sights and it’s somewhere we try to visit a few times a year. I’m not sure if it’s the long drive to get there but one of the kids is always in a grump and this time it was Grayson’s turn.
One of Harper’s middle names is Blossom so she likes to see/touch/smell the flowers that she’s named after. I haven’t quite got round to telling her that the girl from the 90s TV show ‘Blossom’ might have also influenced our name choice – that girl seriously rocked!
Grayson’s become a serious fan of the high five and fist bump. He’s become like a drill sergeant and at any time, anywhere, he’ll shout ‘high five’ or ‘fist bump’ and you have to drop and ‘give him twenty’. It’s a bit like a workout for me and it’s the thing that makes him belly laugh repeatedly every single time so I’m always happy to do it.
We took a drive over to Coombes Farm to go and have a cuddle with newborn lambs and this is the best place we’ve found to do that in our area. Grayson was totally not up for going anywhere near the lambs. I think because there were so many he didn’t like it.
We so rarely get photos of the four of us, so even though we all look a bit worse for wear I thought I’d include it. Shortly after this photo, the tractor went on a half-hour ride up a really bumpy hill. Somehow Harper fell asleep almost immediately. We should have just put her on a tractor when she was a baby to get her to sleep instead of the endless buggy pushing or rocking.
The nice thing about this particular farm is they have a pen which you can climb in and sit and stroke the lambs. It took a while to get Harper out of the pen as she wanted to tuck each lamb up in hay and sing them to sleep. I’m not sure they were that keen on this idea.
We also made a flying visit to my parents for our annual Easter Egg hunt. My mum’s not been too well recently so we stayed just long enough to find and then demolish a lot of chocolate eggs, before leaving her in peace.
I don’t think I’ve seen Harper so giddy with excitement like this in ages. She put all her ‘chocolate treasure’ into her bucket until all the eggs were found. Grayson on the other hand unwrapped everything as soon as it went into the bucket and has not stopped talking about chocolate eggs since. I think we’ve created a chocolate monster now.
Whilst the holidays were largely filled with blossoms, chocolate and fun we did get the news that Harper didn’t get into the school I was really hoping she would, so I’ve been in an utter funk this week. This parenting malarkey is so hard at times isn’t it. I’ve been consoling myself with the kids’ Easter chocolate – shhh! don’t tell them! – and crossing all my fingers and toes that we move up the waiting list before September!
~ Laura xx ~