The week that was instagrammed : Week 5

Phew, this week has been a BUSY one. Thursday night I actually went to bed at 9pm and my husband reliably informs me that he came to see if I wanted tea at 9.15pm and I was asleep, now that is living the dream right there!

Linkign up with Hannah

Linking up with Hannah

Sunday

After a late night Hog Roastin’ we were ready for a chilled out day, we headed to the ford (river crossing) down the road from us, had a nice stroll nosing at all the über houses and a play in the park.  I deposited the hubby and children at home before picking up my friend for a quick mooch about our local antique / second-hand place,a tea and cake and for once a uninterrupted child free chat! Then it was home, in the car and off to a local pub we hadn’t tried for an early dinner and then a good run about in the pub garden for the girls – they loved it, although I am worried Bean is something of a ring leader after she managed to gather all of the kids there into a sports day style racing game which had us and Bites in hysterics.

Monday

As usual my lovely Mum watched the girls for a few hours for me, she isn’t 100% at the minute but insisted on having them as she misses them otherwise, typical Nanny! So I made her lovely egg mayo rolls for lunch as a thank you, then it was home and back to wrecking the front room and garden…business as usual then.

Tuesday

Hello rain!  Our planned morning stroll was cancelled in favour of cookie making with our besties…sprinkle central is all I can say, great fun was had by all. Lunch followed by a trip to good ol’ Sainsbos where I treated my girls to a puzzle and dinosaur coloring book (Bean) and Besty the Bee (chosen by Bean for BItes). Home and back to wrecking the house, Beans room this time.  Great fun, I could watch the for hours they interact in such a lovely, funny and sometimes a bit to boisterous!

Wednesday

My beautiful but feisty Nan of 82 came down to visit with her equally beautiful and feisty sister (Great Aunt @ 80) we had a lovely morning and lunch time walk into the woods, they left early to miss the traffic bless them…and no doubt bicker all the way home.  I made Lorraine Pascals sweet and sour balls for dinner and I cannot say who loved them more, me, Hubby, Bean or Bites who ate THREE aswell as rice and sauce followed by pudding. Youch.

I also submitted a picture to Clemmie @ GasandAir blog as she was writing a post on out Post Partum Tummies, something we rarely if ever mention let alone show, but after the disgraceful behaviour of a certain magazine over Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s appearance 26 hours post baby I felt compelled to shake my stick in their direction – the post is now up so please read it, spread the word, and comment…we need to stop this degradation of women and our figures at all times in our lives. (I have written about how cross the media & toy manufactures annoy me before…)

Thursday

Not sure what I was playing at today as I decided to go on a mission…Food Shopping, new sunglass shopping (I lost my beloved but ancient D&G’s) home for lunch then back out to get Bites weighed (18lbs 7oz) Park, met friends hunted for new fairy doors, dragged ourselves to the village shop for ice cream – BIG mistake sharing with Bites, it looked like she had a beard by the end of it and I was wearing more of it than I ended up eating. Back to the car, dinner, bath and bed for the babes…instead of just chilling out I went on a mexican food mission and cooked up a little feast, and then passed out.

Friday

Bit more work for me, then home to address the issue of my extremely messy house and huge pile of clean washing to be sorted whilst the girls slept, naturally they had other ideas and instead of doing it around them i thought ‘Stuff it, it can wait a few more hours I NEVER get to do fun stuff just me and them’ so we hot footed it to Wellington Country Park for a stroll to find the Dinosaurs, look for ducks and had an early tea. Lush.

Saturday

No baby sitter means Hubby is Hog Roastin’ solo tonight.  Chilled out day really, bit of housework, bit of family play time, Beans first hair trim by a pro (yes, i butchered her fringe once and never again) and a solo trip for me to a Nearly New sale for a mooch…picked up a few bits and bobs. Ready to recharge now for the next week…

Thanks again to Hannah for this fab linky!

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The Week that was Instagrammed : Week 3

Linking up again with Hannah at Make, Do and Push!

Sunday
Off nice and early to the forest and park again, we had a nice early morning snack picnic before heading home to get the Braai going for our dinner.  It was so hot my babies slept half-naked and upside down.

Monday

Back to the grindstone for me so my Mum watched the girls…grazed knees before I had even left (typical), it was lovely and hot still so we spent some time playing in the shade and my ornamental chives are almost open – YAYE!

Tuesday

An early morning walk with a friend and playmates to the local river, lots of paddling and no photos because, well two children plus water plus one mummy means a super wet phone 😉

I treated the girls to proper ice creams which went down very well – a little too well with Bites who bawled her eyes out when she finished! A beautiful sunset while we ate our mexican jambalaya creation with left over chicken from sunday, ’twas gooood!

Wednesday

Bites started to crawl. ARRGHHH!!!! We also took another stroll down to the river with my Mum in the afternoon, and Bean was a lot braver and ventured out to the middle with all the fish swimming round her toes! A quick trip to the supermarket on the way home and my naughty Mum bought yumyums…at 3.30pm – Thanks Mum!!

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Thursday

Another hot sunny day so we took a trip with friends to Wellington Country Park, just 10 minutes up the road from us and so so so much to explore! unfortunately two children and one adult again means few photos, but we picnicked and played and a great time was had by all! (even poorly Bites)

Friday

More paddling pool and general chilled out-ness, mainly because Bites has a good awful cold and just wanted to sleep, she was asleep more than she was awake on Friday, poor little baba.

And my juicer arrived!!!!

Saturday

Hubby got back in the wee hours with lovely pressies for all, and we had a lovely much-needed family day together. Happiness all round.