Project 365 2017 Week 16

It’s been a quiet second week of the school holidays spent at home for us.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 106 – Sunday 16th April – Easter Sunday! I don’t believe in going overboard with presents and chocolate at Easter, so my kids woke up to just one egg each from us. They had a small egg hunt in the garden with their little cousins, then we all went round to my parents’ for lunch (my husband and I having prepared lasagne for 12 beforehand!), where they got an egg each from my parents, sister and brother.

Easter egg hunt, Cousins, Daughter, 365, Easter

Day 107 – Monday 17th April – my younger son is right back into Pokemon Go this holiday as there’s a really good event on. He’s walking miles and I’m spending some of my time walking with him. I took this photo of a new spring flower that has appeared in the garden.

Flower, Garden, Spring, 365

Day 108 – Tuesday 18th April – I took the boys for their haircuts. This can sometimes be traumatic and we end up waiting for an hour, but it went smoothly this time and the boys look very smart.

Barber, Sons, Haircut, Boys, 365

Day 109 – Wednesday 19th April – a pretty quiet day at home. My daughter and I went for a little bike ride.

Daughter, Cycling, Bike, Bike ride, 365

Day 110 – Thursday 20th April – the kids all went out separately, so I was able to work in peace. I enjoyed the novelty of the empty house for a while, but then found myself missing them. The clematis in our garden is looking amazing right now (and my picture really doesn’t do it justice).

Clematis, Garden, Flower, Spring, 365

Day 111 – Friday 21st April – a busy day with a bit of work and a lot of housework. The younger kids and I did some chores at the shops, then I took all of the kids up the hill for a quick walk. This is my younger son enjoying the view (or maybe catching Pokemon).

Son, Hill, View, 365

Day 112 – Saturday 22nd April – another clematis photo because I forgot to take a photo at Parkrun! My younger son got his PB and I ran another sub-23 5k, but the whole thing was marred by someone collapsing on the course. I don’t know who they were or if they were OK, but it was a pretty shocking thing to happen. My son, brother-in-law and I panicked that it might be my dad and ran to look for him, but thankfully he was fine (and got a PB!).

Clematis, Garden, Flower, 365

 

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I completely agree with not going overboard for things like Easter and birthdays/Christmas etc so we didn’t even get the kids an egg ever yet because well Faye is 9 months and Aiden I knew would already be getting spoilt by Grandparents and Aunties and Uncle etc. I think your kids look like they are having a blast on the garden hunt. Also lovely flower photos. #365

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    • Thanks very much! Definitely no need to buy Easter eggs for a baby! Babies shouldn’t even be eating chocolate. I got very small eggs for my niece and nephew because they’re only little, so shouldn’t have much chocolate!

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  2. It looks like you have had a lovely week. The Easter egg hunt looks like a lot of fun.
    hehehe! It’s madness. When they’re here we want a quiet house. When they’re out we miss them. I am the same. x

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    • It was a very nice relaxing week! They do drive me a bit mad when they’re at home, but it was way too quiet without them! x

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  3. Oh dear at the trauma at park run, but glad you were all ok.
    Yes peace and quiet is nice for a while but is over rated.
    No there is no need to go overboard at Easter, expensive chocolate designed to make the manufacturers money. I never bought eggs for my kids and don’t for the grandkids either, cant mind the last time I bought any of them a sweet.

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    • I think it’s good that you don’t buy the grandchildren sweets, they really don’t need them! The Parkrun was very scary for a while. I know my dad is healthy and in good shape for his age, but I had a sudden panic that it might be him. Really hope the person who did collapse is OK.

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  4. Gorgeous flowers. Well done on the PB’s.

    The collapse must have been scary….hope the person was OK

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    • Thanks very much! Really scary about the collapse. I think they’re OK, but not sure. I keep scouring the local news website for updates!

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  5. Love the barber shop shot. N really needs a cut but when we went to the usual one it was shut, so he’s still looking overgrown

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    • Thanks, it’s such a cool barber’s shop! It was a bit traumatic when our old one closed down, but this one actually does a better job, as well as looking very good in photos!

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  6. My two get too may eggs really, mainly because they have family who buy them one such. I was about to rant away but I might pop over to your post about Easter Sunday and write it all ha ha!
    that looks like a funky barbers – my two have a hairdresser who comes to the house, so they don’t get to go to a barbers. ]well done on the PB’s and the bike ride sounds like a lovely way to get out and about with your daughter x

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    • Thanks very much and thanks for your rant on my Easter post! My boys didn’t start going to the barber until they were a bit older, but it works out well for them and they come out with the hairstyles they want, which is always a good thing!

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    • Thanks very much, that’s my favourite photo too! Our clematis is going really well at the moment. We seem to have clematis everywhere at the moment as it’s in our garden and coming across from the neighbours’ gardens too!

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  7. Loving the clematis photos and some gorgeous shots of your boys, albeit from behind πŸ™‚ You seem to be smashing those PBs every week, congratulations πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks very much! It’s nice to actually see some photos of my boys because they don’t appear very often. I’m not sure what’s going on with the PBs, it must be the nice spring weather!

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  8. I don’t think there’s any need for a bazillion eggs either…but that’s mainly because no one is keen on chocolate here. We still have two out of three eggs completely intact! That poor person at PB, I hope they were ok.

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    • That was such a worry at Parkrun and I’ve been keeping an eye on the local news website for updates. It was pretty serious πŸ™ Our Easter eggs are going down very nicely here!

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  9. Oh what a beautiful Clematis, we’ve just “rescued” two very sorry clematis plants from HomeDepot (similar to B&Q) and hoping we can bring them back to life! Lots of TLC to give. That is a really nice shot of your son looking out over the view, even if he is playing PokΓ©mon Go (I play it too!) it doesn’t show πŸ™‚ Do you know what that spring flower is? Beautiful blue/purple!

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    • Someone told me the purple flower was a cornflower. I’d always imagined they were smaller! My son loves his Pokemon Go! He’s walked miles playing it, so I’m all in favour of it.
      Good luck with bringing your clematis back to life. We bought a very weak looking hydrangea a couple of years ago that is going strong now – and we’re not exactly brilliant gardeners!

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  10. I keep to one egg too because there always ends up being more and we are still eating up Halloween chocolate. Your clematis is out early. Next door have what looks like the same one, but it’s still at the bud stage.

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    • We’ve got clematis everywhere and it’s all in full bloom! I’m amazed you’re still eating Halloween chocolate! It’s not too long since my daughter finished her Christmas chocolate, but chocolate never lasts long for the boys!

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  11. I agree it’s good not to go overboard at things like Easter. My mother in law does, but she does it for them all. I end up baking with some of the eggs. This looks like a great way to have an easter hunt, our weather was so bad. I love the colour of that purple flower too. Looks like a great week xx

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    • Thanks very much. It was a really nice, relaxing week. It’s very sweet that your mother-in-law goes overboard with Easter!

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  12. really does sound like an idyllic week with being outdoors, family lunches and exercise

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  13. Hooray for park run PBs and beautiful flowers! We actually didn’t buy the girls anything for Easter this year as they had way too much chocolate from everyone else.
    Nat.x

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  14. Love the flower shots, so pretty, and a gorgeous blue sky too πŸ™‚ The barber shot is cool. I cut the boys hair at the moment, although I fully expect my eldest to start insisting on it being ‘styled’ more soon!

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