Monday, 24 August 2009

It's been a while...

Just where does the time go? The past month has flown by in the blink of an eye... it only seems like yesterday I was planning Oliver's birthday, now we are thinking about his return to school next week!
We went away for a week to Butlins at Minehead which was fantastic. I have to admit I had a few preconceptions of what it was going to be like.... I'll be honest and say that I thought there would be some 'rough folk' there, and that it would all be a bit naff... but I put my hands up and say I was wrong. The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we had gorgeous weather all week. From 10 in the morning to we dragged them (Harry kicking and screaming) back to the apartment they were entertained and busy all day. Dinky was calmer than he has been since he was born and loved looking around taking it all in. I took so many photos, but won't bore you with too many...
We only made it to the beach once, even though it was a stunning beach and only over the road.

Excuse the slap head... I was trying to get a bit of colour on the deathly white, always hidden by a fringe forehead.... it didn't work!
Harry discovered he loves rides. Good job they were (almost all) included in the price or we would have been declared bankrupt by the end of the week!Titan the robot was a big hit with the boys... you can see his routine here.... a different Butlins but pretty much the same thing. Since we found this clip, Harry insists on watching it every lunch time whilst he eats!
The weather was so nice we spent quite a bit of time at the lido... Oliver loved playing with the inflatable, although Bear spent most of the time trying to drag him off it!
I asked Rob to make sure he took photos of me with the boys as I have very of me with them. There were a few I liked, and there were lots that were terrible. I found my 'before' photo to use when (and I say when because I will get to goal this time) I get to my WW goal.... I'm not sharing as it is truly hideous!
When we got home (after a nightmare journey) it felt like I'd never been away as I then had to get all the washing and ironing done....bleuuuurgh!!! You need a week off after a holiday just to get yourself back to normal.
A week back at work, then it was off again to see my best friend Annie and her lovely family. We met at Warwick castle which is just stunning. Oliver has already asked if we can go again, so it must have been a hit! Oliver enjoyed watching the jousting, but when asked what his favourite part of the day was, it was playing in the trees with Harry and Lola!
Lola is just the most adorable little girl, bright as a button and so funny with a dirty laugh that should be bottled. It was the first time we met her little brother Jonas and he is just gorgeous.... so much like his mummy, so that can't be a bad thing. I just love these pics of when Drew met Jonas.
I am so, so lucky to have such a fantastic friend, ]I just wish that we weren't so far away from each other :(
So busy busy busy with no time to scrap for ages. I was going to do a LO tonight, but this blog update/photo overload has taken way longer than expected... so tomorrow night, who knows! I haven't played along with the twisted sketches for ages.... so maybe that will be the first thing to get on with!
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