Summer fun day with friends 

At the weekend we went to the Friends of Lightoaks Park Summer Family Fun Day event, we had a lovely afternoon catching with good friends and their girls. Baby Summer and I settled down at a picnic table while the dads chatted and supervised the bigger girls…

They came back to the table now and again for a quick rest and refreshments! One of the dads brought along a bubble wand (genius idea) which the girls absolutely loved, they were trying their hardest to catch the bubbles before they popped! The afternoon flew by, with being on picnic duty I didn’t managed to get any photos in the play area but I made sure I got some snaps while we had a walk around the park.

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We’re going on a leaf hunt…

Skye and Sophia like to collect “treasure” like leaves, sticks and any other natural materials they can find when we are out and about. So inspired by the leaf hunt activity from our new Woodland Trust Nature Detectives subscription pack, we headed out the woods at the weekend. We stayed local and went to our nearest woods where you can complete the Monton and Roe Green Loopline Heritage Trail. It is a long walk to complete so we took a picnic out with us and thought we would have walk as far as we could to see what we could find. The girls brought along a basket from home, ready for their “collection”.

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Yarrow Valley Country Park

We have been spending a lot of time outdoors recently as the girls are at their happiest when they are off exploring and it is such a great way to spend time together as family, out in the fresh air and even better with a picnic. We went for a drive and ended up at Yarrow Valley Country Park in Chorley, by chance really but it was such a good find…

We went for a wander and soon came across a little bridge over a stream. The girls picked up sticks to throw into the water, which reminded Skye of the pooh stick game in the Stick Man story. They threw them in but I don’t think their sticks got very far, oh well never mind! We carried on walking to see what else we could find.

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Summer’s 1st Birthday

Summers 1st Birthday
Birthday girl

I have been feeling a little emotional recently about our littlest lady turning one as we are pretty sure Summer is our last baby but I am also really excited to watch her grow, reach special milestones and to see more of her gorgeous personality!

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Strawberry picking at Kenyon Hall Farm

Strawberry picking has been on my Summer (things to do with the kids) bucket list for a while now, the girls are strawberry mad and I knew they would love picking their own. Luckily we are not too far away from Kenyon Hall Farm in Warrington; with a fruit farm and shop, a plant centre, an outdoor play area, a cafe and a picnic area too, it is perfect for a trip out with the family.

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Lego Recycled Crayons

DIY Lego Recycled Crayons

If you currently have a stash of old and broken crayons you are not sure what to do with, like us, then this is a great way to give old crayons a new lease of life. A fun activity for children to help with by recycling their own crayons! Recently I was inspired by lifestyle blogger Becca at Keeping Up With The Joneses who made super cute heart crayons with her daughter 🙂 So I had a look online for different shapes/moulds we could use. I found some silicone Lego moulds on ebay which are heat resistant and perfect for the job. I thought the girls would love making these as Skye and Sophia are big Lego fans at the moment! The crayons are super easy to recycle into new shapes. Here is how we did it…

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