Thursday 12 September 2013

Summer Family Fun

The cosy pyjamas are out, rain covers are reunited with pushchairs and shopping for wellies is on this week's to-do list.  Autumn appears to have arrived and I am looking forward to crunching through red and brown leaves and snuggling under blankets with hot chocolate and Disney movies.  Our summer was eventful with a month spent in hospital but the memories I have come away with are priceless.

family photo, whitstable beach

Family photo, legoland
Family photo

family photo, photo at the beach, family of four

family photo, on our shoulders

family photo, 90th Birthday party

family chairs, four chairs, garden chairs

Our summer began with a trip to A&E and a broken leg.  We spend July cramped in a small hospital cubicle yet when I look back, I see smiles, games, puzzles, new skills learnt and bonds strengthened.  Days were long, but full of giggles and we made the most of what we had.

broken leg toddler, fractured leg at 23 months,

August saw freedom and a 2nd Birthday and we crammed a summer's worth of sunshine into one month with beach days, picnics in the park and long walks along the seafront.  Sun screen, ice cream lollies and paddling pools sum up the month and we had fun exploring our local area and the amazing activities it has to offer.

toddler on the beach, building sandcastles, debenhams kidswear

baby at the beach, five month old baby boy

Summer saw Dylan turn 2 and Archie celebrate 6 months.  Summer saw Dylan's language snowball and Archie discovering he could roll, sit up and try new foods.  Summer saw the ultimate in family fun as my great Aunt ( the boy's great, great aunt) turned 90 and we all came together to celebrate a family of multiple generations.

brothers in matching, matching outfits, toddler fashion

brothers sleeping same pose, sleeping the same, brothers, mountain buggy duet

Summer saw big days out, quiet days in and everything in between.  It had its ups and downs and despite our setbacks, we did our best to make it special everyday.  As Autumn sets in, I am looking through our summer photos with a smile on my face.  I am also looking forward to the next big adventure too; snowsuits, splashing in puddles and (dare I say it) the lead up to Christmas.

brothers, Frugi tots bots, cloth nappies, beautiful brothers

family, my boys, summer family fun

Although the English summer seems to have well and truly ended, it would be lovely to have one last burst of summer family fun and take the boys away so this is my entry into Kiddicare and Mark Warner's Blogger competition.

Mark Warner Holidays is giving away a summer 2014 family holiday in association with baby specialist Kiddicare. This awesome competition opens 13th September and closes 31st October 2013. You can enter in any Kiddicare superstore or via the online entry form on Kiddicare’s Facebook page..

·               For tips on how to entertain the kids on your travels, the kit you absolutely shouldn’t leave home without, how to prepare your children (and you) for their first flight, and so much more useful know how written by mums and dads, visit the Kiddicare blog.  (You may even see a few posts from me!)
summer family fun, sleeping mama and babies, sleeping on mummy


  1. Love the last photo of you all sleeping. This Summer really has been an amazing one, the only problem is we are all going to be expecting hot sunny summers from now on and will be even more disappointed when it rains! x

  2. It does sound like you were busy! Lovely photo's - esp the ones of the chubby legs and the one of you all asleep, very cute :)

  3. fantastic photos.I love the nap time one! All tired out from all your fun x

  4. cute photos - particularly the last one.

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