Monday, 28 July 2014

The week that was captured: 21st-27th July

Linking up with Hannah's 'The Week That Was Captured', here's a look at my week:
Monday - Another hot and muggy day. Other than popping to Tesco for a few things, we had a quiet day at home.
Tuesday - As Nanny was looking after E's cousin, we all went to Church Farm and had a lovely time. As the girls were all tired we decided to have lunch at home and played. Later in the afternoon, Nanny and E played in the garden whilst I went to the Drs, taking T with me.
Wednesday - E had her first haircut, which you can read about here.

Thursday - Nanny looked after T and E whilst I went back to the Drs to have some blood tests. After 25 minutes and 4 attempts (arms and then hands!) all the nurse could get was half a tube so she admitted defeat and decided I would have to go the phlebotomy department at hospital. As it was another scorcher of a day we spent the rest of the day at home.
Friday - Friday was a funny old day! D took the day off to attend a funeral and then were supposed to go out in the afternoon. Our plans were somewhat changed when we went over a pothole down a country lane and ended up with a puncture. When we hit the pothole there was a very loud bang so we stopped the car to check the tyres. We couldn't see anything wrong so carried on our way, feeling quite grateful that no damage had been done! Of course, we were wrong! Approx 15 minutes later the car flashed up a warning. Luckily it was a slow puncture and weren't far from the garage D often uses so we had to take it there for temporary repair and to order a new tyre. So instead of going for our day out we ended up in town and had lunch out.
We were then going to pop to the hospital to get my blood test done but forgot! D then dropped me and the girls in at work whilst he went to find the pothole and take photos as he wants to see if he can claim against the Council for the cost of the tyre.
Saturday - Our day out - we managed it this time! We popped to Sainsburys to grab some food for our picnic and then headed up to Snettisham Deer Park. I'll be writing about it in a separate post but E loved it! We saw lots of farm animals but unfortunately no deer. There is a 45 minute deer safari but we got E on the tractor/trailer and she started to whinge, so we didn't attempt it in the end. We were told it was possible to walk to see them but it was another hot day and we didn't make the whole walk. We'll probably go back and try again when the weather's cooler and the girls are a bit older! 

We then headed to Sandringham with our picnic and took a nice walk through the woods. E didn't nap all day, I don't know where she got her energy from as she walked everywhere, refusing to get in to the pushchair. The only good thing about missing a nap during the day is that bedtime is very early and easy to do!
So that was our week.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Days Out: Church Farm

As Nanny was looking after E's cousin this week, we decided to go out for the day and headed to Church Farm.

We decided to take my double pushchair to use between the 3 of them and see how we got on. As it was, T spent most of the time in it and E refused to get in it at all, preferring to walk and her cousin didn't get in until we were ready to leave. 

We've been here a few times before and have enjoyed it but this is the first time that E has been able to walk around. Some of the animals she wasn't 100% sure of  and she wouldn't touch any of them but she still had a good look.

I really loved the donkeys. I've always loved them. When I used to stay with my god-mother she would take me to the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon and I loved it. Not that I want any more animals but I would love a couple of donkeys....

We stopped for drinks and treats for the girls. They didn't have any highchairs available so the girls sat on the chairs and again, I couldn't believe how well behaved E was. I wouldn't normally dare to sit her on a chair for fear of her running off! She looked so grown up sat at the table...

As well as the animals, there is quite a large outside play area. There's an area with tractors which the girls played with for a while but they were far more interested in the trampoline, especially E! It was the first time she had properly been on one and she was running around, doing a jig and giggling away.

I honestly couldn't believe how well behaved E was. I didn't put her reins on her and she either walked alongside us or held Nanny's hand the whole time. She didn't try to run off. This is unheard of!
As the farm is quite close to us we'll no doubt be visiting again in the future. I'm sure as her confidence grows she'll be more interested in touching the animals and getting closer to them.

Linking up with Country Kids from Coombe Mill.

Silent Sunday: 27th July 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014

What they wore #2

Taking a look at what the girls have been wearing this week and linking up to  Trendy Thursday, a weekly linky hosted by Medicated Follower  and Mothergeek's Trendy Tot Thursday, for bloggers who love to show off their children's style.
There's not many outfits to show off this week. Because it has been so hot and muggy we haven't ventured out very much and when we've been at home, the girls have mostly been in just their nappies and a vest!

Dress - TK Maxx / Shorts - Tesco, Shirt - Primark

 Dress - Monsoon / Dress - Cath Kidston

We buy a lot of our clothes from the supermarket or in the sale, often buying larger sizes ready for them to fit in to. The shorts and shirt cost the grand sum of £4 and the Monsoon dress was found on eBay for approx £7! In fact, I may share some of our best buys in a separate post.

Don't forget to have a look at some of the other blogs linking up!