Siblings | January 2017

Every month I will be sharing some photos of the boys altogether and talking a little bit about how they have been getting along. Having three boys so close in age (they’re five, four and two now) is incredibly difficult sometimes, especially with the older two, who have recently discovered play wrestling, but at the same time they usually play really nicely together and are the best of friends.

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Diggers in the Sand | My Sunday Photo

We haven’t gone out much this week with Benjamin being poorly, so this was one from last Saturday. We had a few hours to kill before collecting our new kitten, Ellie from the RSPCA centre. We put our wellies on and headed to the beach with diggers and boats to play on the sand and in the rockpools.

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The Girl On The Train, Ed Sheeran and Exciting News #LittleLoves

Well, we’ve had an interesting week! On Saturday evening, Benjamin started sounding a bit wheezy, so I made a mental note to keep an eye on him and make a doctors appointment for first thing Monday morning. By Sunday afternoon he couldn’t stop coughing and was really poorly so Graham took him to the A&E department at our local hospital. A few hours later when they decided they were probably keeping him in for the night, I went there in a taxi so we could swap – after all the crap he went through when he was a newborn, I couldn’t bear the thought of him being in the hospital without me. It turns out he had a ‘viral wheeze’ and just needed an inhaler every few hours. They kept us in to keep an eye on him but we came home first thing in the morning and he was back to his usual self. Our first experience at Glan Clwyd hospital was very good, though – the staff were amazing!

The Girl on the Train, Ed Sheeran and Exciting News

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A Rare Family Photo | My Sunday Photo

We have very, very few photos of all five of us. In fact, I’m pretty sure that there are, including this one, a grand total of three pictures. I hate appearing in pictures and if there’s no one around to take one, it’s pretty difficult!

Yesterday we went to the top of the Great Orme in Llandudno. The views are incredible and you can see for miles in every direction. At the time of year, it’s pretty deserted which is lovely. We found a wall that we could balance the camera on and used the timer on their for the first time – pretty successfully I think!

 

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My Happy List #1

This is a new (well, new to me!) linky that I’m going to be trying to join in with every week. For those of you non-bloggers, a linky is a where lots of bloggers write about the same thing or the same theme and link to a host blog. The Happy List is hosted by Katy at What Katy Said and Sian at Quite Frankly She Said.

I love the idea of this linky because it makes you think about the smaller things that happen every day that make you happy. I’ve written about some of The Little Things We Love  before and living here in such a beautiful place, there is plenty to make us happy.

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After School | My Sunday Photo

When we knew we were moving to Wales, to a house that was just five minutes walk from the beach, I envisaged going to the beach after school for a play as often as we could. Because of the weather recently, that hasn’t happened, but on Friday, the rain finally stopped and we went straight to the beach. It was lovely!

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Film Night | The Ordinary Moments

We had Harrison and Alex’s parent’s meetings this week and they both had absolutely glowing reports from their teachers. They’ve both settled into life at their new schools, which we were over the moon about. It was the only thing that worried me when we made the decision to move – what if they struggled to settle in and make friends? As it is, we had nothing to worry about. In fact, I think they are already getting on better in their new one!

Because they’ve dealt with such a huge change so brilliantly, we decided we would give them a treat. Originally, we were going to take them to the cinema, but for five of us that would have cost an arm and a leg, and I don’t think Benjamin is quite ready to sit in a cinema yet. He deserves a treat as well – he’s adapted brilliantly. We decided to recreate the cinema in the comfort of our own home and have a proper movie night.

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Bonfire Night | The Ordinary Moments

I’ve never been a big fan of fireworks. In fact, up until fairly recently, I really didn’t like them. We lived in a rough area where silly groups of kids thought it was a good idea to let off fireworks at any time of the day or night, and to be honest, we could never be quite sure if we were hearing fireworks or gunshots.

This year, the boys have shown an interest in bonfire night, especially as Harrison seems to have learned a little about the gunpowder plot at school. We promised them that we would take them to see some fireworks, so on Saturday that’s exactly what we did.

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The Air Ambulance

Last week, we watched an air ambulance land right in front of us on the beach. An old lady had collapsed at a caravan site, and they had come to her rescue. Thankfully, the lady seemed to be ok, although she went off with the normal ambulance a while later. The boys thought it was incredibly exciting, and Graham and I were in awe of a service that is run entirely on donations. It’s definitely a charity that deserves some recognition!

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Sunrise at the Harbour

On Saturday morning, we were all up bright and early, as we have been since we moved here. It’s too nice here not to make the most of every single day. We were lazing about and having a coffee when we thought it would be really good to drive down to the harbour and watch the sun rise. We threw on our clothes and jumped in the car just in time to catch this beautiful pink sky.

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Baking, Boots and Beaches #LittleLoves

It’s been absolutely ages since I’ve joined in with this linky, which is crazy because it’s one of my favourites! I love the way it makes me reflect on the smaller things that have happened during the week.

This week has been a strange one because we have been trying to get into a new routine. Last week felt like a bit of a holiday – a new house, twice daily visits to the beach and no school. This week Harrison started school and we’ve had to find our feet here. It definitely feels like home now and we are over the moon with how Harrison has settled in at his new school.

So what have been this week’s Little Loves?

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The Weeping Window

We’ve been making the most of Harrison’s week off school and the beautiful October sunshine this week and spent lots of time exploring our new local area. We live about half an hour from the little harbour town of Caernarfon, and we were really excited to find out that Caernarfon castle has it’s own poppy display, called the Weeping Window. It’s absolutely spectacular to look at!

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The Duke of Lancaster

Every time we have been to Wales, we have driven past an old rusty ship, in Mostyn. We never managed to get quite close enough to see it properly until last weekend when we went to Wales for the day. We found the pathway that led down to where the ship was moored to get a better look at it.

I’ve also been really fascinated by rusty ships, but I also think they’re really creepy. They’re the perfect setting for a ghost story, and are usually full of history. We managed to get a couple of photos of the ship before the rain came down, but as soon as we got home I researched it as I finally knew the name – The Duke of Lancaster. 

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