Eliza’s first days out

She may only be 13 days old, but as she has 3 older brothers and sisters Eliza has been out and about a lot, right from the beginning. Our first weekend at home was full of glorious sunshine, and so we spent a gentle afternoon at the park with a picnic.










We are really lucky to have such an amazing park on our doorstep. There is a huge grass area perfect for cricket, football and running as well as a picnic lunch. There is also the traditional park area with swings, slides, roundabout, seesaw and climbing frame. Next to this, there is a gorgeous paddling pool which we use countless times over the summer. The kids love paddling, swimming and splashing no matter what the weather. It’s such a great facility to have, and it will be lovely to spend a lot of the summer holidays there with the children.

We have also been to the school summer fete this weekend. We always seem to be blessed with good weather for it, and this year was no exception. 






The older children enjoyed watching the Tae Kwan Do and Majorette demonstrations, eating homemade cakes and spending all their pocket money on the various stalls – everything from hook a duck and tombolas to bowling and welly wanging. The school grounds are lovely to spend time in too, there is a lot of open space, and after Jacob won a football on one of the stalls we headed to the playing field for a bit of a kick about while Max sat reading the books we had got from the book stall.

Eliza has been taking it all in, either from the safety of her pram or from mummy and daddy’s arms. She watches the bigger children all the time, and turns her head towards noises and lights. The fresh air has done us all good after the chaotic week following her arrival, and I intend to keep it up as much as possible when Kevin goes back to work in a couple of days. The first job on our list this weekend is to plant this selection of summer bulbs from Spalding Bulbs. We got a bit of a surprise selection, so we are just going to go a bit wild with them, plant them anywhere the kids fancy and see what grows – I will let you know what happens when they start to grow!

Spalding bulbs

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  1. June 16, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Congratulations on the new edition to your family, it looks like you all had a great family weekend x
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  2. June 16, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    The weather’s been gorgeous hasn’t it? And I’m with you on being lucky with parks – it’s something you don’t really notice until you’ve got little ones. Oh, and high fives for the yellow pushchair club! – N x
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  3. June 16, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    You have been busy! You’ve definitely had the weather for it x
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  4. June 27, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Beautiful. I have one summer baby and one winter baby and I have to say that I found the summer much easier. Love the look of that park too 🙂
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  5. June 27, 2015 / 11:17 am

    What a fab way to spend the weekend, I’m sure the whole family really enjoyed their time in the fresh air together with baby Eliza watching it all. That paddling pool looks like a great place to stop and relax and let the kids have a play, your older three really seem to be enjoying it. It’s great that there’s so much open space to go and explore as a family. That pram really is fab, so bright and summery! Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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