Thursday, 21 April 2016

Family Weekends

The week has gone in a blur I did not get a chance to write a post about our weekend as a family.  I really like doing things at the weekends, making memories, and enriching the boys experiences.  This time we headed to a Model Vehicle Show, it was quite interesting, the boys especially liked the displays on the main stage with the vehicles in operation, a digger moving soil, a tank firing at them and heavy goods vehicles tooting as they manoeuvred round the course. 

The rest of the displays were good to browse, although it’s always tricky with children who want to reach out and touch everything, as these are rare items very precious to the collectors so you can see the looks of distress on some of their faces as children come closer…

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Afterwards they had a little ride on a tiny train, which they enjoyed so much they would not leave till they had got their money’s worth (it was only a donation so I think they definitely had that!).  The people running it were very kind, we are looking forward to seeing another transport event soon but this time with bigger vehicles.  They had one vintage car at this event and the boys liked that so I think they will appreciate a wider choice next time.

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They also had a very good refreshments selection, youngest had a slice of cake studded with custard creams, it looked amazing!  Obviously those that are into these model displays also knew how to bake.

We had a friend over that day and when we dropped him back eldest managed to negotiate a sleepover!  So he was very excited about that, his friend will be moving soon and he wants to make the most of the time they have left together.  It's a shame when such close friendships get parted when people relocate, but I know these two will keep in touch.

The following day we went to a nature event, we had a lovely woodland walk and even saw a snake!  There was an appetising cake stand and the boys enjoyed making a wood flower, again we did not spend much and it was an enjoyable couple of hours.

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Plus the boys have tried something different.

Eldest had his face painted like a tiger, youngest never likes his face painted but eldest jumps at the chance every time.

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The nature event must have had a positive impact on hubbie and the boys as when we got home they set about building a bird box.  It actually looks quite good, I will have to take a picture when it has been fitted to the tree, hopefully a bird will make use of it for shelter/nesting.

Now we just need to plan something for this weekend, on the plus side it seems to be finally brightening up!

9 comments:

  1. What a fab weekend. We had a lovely day on Sunday with a picnic and some beach time. I agree spending time as a family and making memories is what it is all about for me too

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  2. What a lovely weekend, mine much prefer getting out and about and glad to hear they have been inspired to build a bird box

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  3. Beautiful displays, I am sure the boys loved them and we did walk into a fundraiser by accident last weekend too, in search of toilets, lol, and were offered cake by the lovely Mad Hatter ladies!

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  4. Ooooh those cakes look delicious - cake stalls are definitely the best thing about fundraisers x x

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  5. Those cakes do look rather amazing and it sounds like you had a lot of fun.

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  6. Oooh that face paint is very good! It looks and sounds like a very fun weekend, how do you fit it all in?! xx

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  7. What a great family weekend. Sounds fab and love the pictures. A great way to be together. x

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  8. Looks like a lovely weekend! Those cakes look amazing and I love the photo of the model show! It looks awesome x

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  9. What an awesome weekend and I could do with one of those cakes right now

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