This weeks photo just makes me smile, three children, two of which are playing Minecraft and one who is joining in with a dead controller.
I am always cautious about them playing the Xbox, or even when Kai uses is tablet because i don’t want them to become one of those kids who spend more time with a gadget than with us or reading a book, but for a few hours at the weekend and sometimes at the end of the school day if they’ve been good I will allow them to sit down and build things together, and it’s been wonderful seeing them learn hand eye coordination, cooperation with their builds and the laughter they’ve been sharing as they do stupid things together.
I was always worried they’d never get along, that they’d argue or hate each other but here they all are, sat on the rug playing a game and chatting, laughing and having fun.
This week has been so busy, so much so that blogging took a side step and life took over, it’s been warm and I’ve also had a clingy 2 year old to deal with so when the weekend finally hit I was so glad the children didn’t want to do anything besides play Minecraft on the Xbox.
Robin joined in too with a dead controller.. I do love a calm weekend.
I am forever surprised how fast the months are going now, April was a busy old time for us with my birthday followed by Robins birthday there was plenty of family visits and trips out, the weather was utterly insane this whole month, not as bad as March with the snow and cold, England got hit by a little burst of hot air which made all the flowers spring into life and thus causing the pollen to appear in full force and then finally ending the month back in the cold.
While we did get up to a lot of things during April it honestly doesn’t feel like it with how fast the month went by, we visited my aunt and uncles home when they got back from america to have a wonderful meal, while it was a wet and soggy day it wast just so nice to have all the family together under the same roof.
Mid to end of April with the warmth the bluebells appeared and I wanted to go get my yearly snap that was inspired by a fellow blogger so on a less than warm day we all went into the woods and had such a lovely time exploring around the trees, Robin is obsessed with sticks so had a handful while she walked about with her brother and sister.. we then went and had an ice cream afterwards.
and finally at the end of the month we went along to a supercar show at North Wield airfield which is near Harlow, Kai and I guess myself got a little giddy with all the pretty cars on display, he wanted his photo taken next a red one so we found a lovely red Lamborghini and despite the weather being pretty bad, it was a lovely day out, we ended up heading to the local city of Chelmsford and had a yummy meal out as a family.
Its been such a wonderful family orientated April and I am excited to see what May has for us.
this post is inspired by the beautiful Caitylis who started the linky ‘Sightings from’ here is a little link to her post along with the linky if you wish to join in, in the future!
Another week gone by, this year is going by a lot quicker than i’ve anticipated but that alright.. it just means autumn will be here before you know it! (Yes I am sad I know) but this week hasn’t been as warm as it was last week which as you probably know i am glad for because me and heat do not mix!
This weeks photo is once again some blossom, these are cherry blossoms that sit outside my local doctors office and are stunning with this beautiful subtle shade of pink.
March was another one of those crazy months, the weather was so unsettled, one minute it was sunny and beautiful and the next minute the snow had fallen, March was definitely a better month than February, I don’t know what was wrong with me but I was completely blue and non motivated during Feb which explains why I missed out on doing February in Photos, for one I just didn’t get out much and two I was also really sick with the flu.. Now I feel a lot better, mentally and physically but I just have the dreaded hay fever to look forward to once Spring finally kicks into gear!
The buds are blooming, the birds are mating and the bees are out getting the pollen, March also marks my sons 8th birthday which we went out to a Mexican restaurant and had the most beautiful table in the place and had such a fun time swimming.
Whats funny about this time of year is that we usually go for walks in the woods and I am snapping away photos of the bluebells, but when we went there last weekend there wasn’t a single flower, perhaps we was too early going to the woods or perhaps it was just the cold and snow delaying them from growing.. but expect April to be full of beautiful photos of those woods, I am also going to try and get some lovely photos of my children to include into the post too, I am very nervous about sharing their photos but I will keep their privacy hidden for my own personal reasons but I feel that they need to be added into the end of month shots too.