Here are some of the things we’ve been up to over the summer.
We’ve enjoyed the local parks and gardens.
We’ve explored Almond Valley (a great destination for young kids!).
We had our cousins come and stay with us.
And we (sometimes!) played nicely together 🙂
Two or three weeks ago we took the stabilisers off Ellie’s bicycle. We’ve slowly been teaching her to cycle by herself.
Yesterday, for the first time she succeeded 🙂
She was clearly chuffed to bits and I can’t say I didn’t feel the same way too!
First get them doing some crafts.
Then let them play in the mud.
Take them on a walk.
And let them make you dinner!
We have been going through old photos to make a photobook of Ben’s first year (he turned one last August).
Here are some of the pictures we dug out.
Ellie had her party today. Hats off to Jana for organising some fabulous fun and games (and food!).
My job was getting a giant Minnie Mouse balloon filled with helium in the morning. Fortunately I was successful, and it went down a treat.
Yesterday I took Ellie to buy her first pedal bike, which was her birthday present from us. Here’s the one we chose!
We haven’t taken it out yet because the rain hasn’t let up for a moment. But here she is testing it out inside.