Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Lakes, Rain And Sea,

Sorry guys, I've been getting a bit behind on my blogging lately. There are so many things I think .. oh yeah , I can do a post about this , then time slips by and something else happens and then that doesn't get blogged about either. Like the boys birthdays which were both at the beginning of July along with the yearly measurings and sports days and the beginning of the school holidays and our local library being 100 years old , so many things.... hopefully now I can get back into the swing of things , fingers crossed.

Now , school holidays , all seven and a half weeks of it. Hub has taken the first week as one of his weeks off so we could share some well deserved family time. We had planned to go camping again, back to Park Foot , we checked the weather forecast and it said " cloudy with a chance of showers ". So on Monday we took a chance , packed everything up and set off, we got there safely and managed to get the tent up even though it was a little breezy and then went for a walk down to the lake. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the stone throwing --- again ..

Stone throwing pics are getting to be a regular occurence on here !! While they did that I decided to mess around with the camera settings and get some arty farty black and whites..

Think I got a bit carried away , but don't you just love the tree's gnarled roots, then again don't you just love the word, gnarled .... such a strange word ?

Didn't sleep to bad this time as I remembered long sleeved tops and pj's and lots of fleeces, although it did take Gabe quite a while to go to sleep and I ended up running to a man a few tents down to borrow some milk as we did forget that and the site shop had already closed -- doh.

Tuesday we woke to sun and Hub making bacon sandwiches ( thanks babe ) and then set out on a walk up the mountain . It took us a while to get there as we kept stopping to watch rabbits and different types of birds on the way but when we did we had to turn around and come back as it was just far too muddy and not suitable for the boys plus the clouds were starting to look quite menacing. We hadn't been back at the tent long when the heavens opened , remember , the weather forecast had been for showers not a torrential downpour!!! There are only so many things you can do in a tent with two hyperactive children so when it eased off we braved it and went for another walk, in hindsight this might not have been the best of ideas!

Once again the heavens opened and we got soaked , Gabe loved it and was laughing and jumping around singing " rain rain go away ". It was one of those times when you had to laugh or you would have ended up crying.

To cut an even longer story short we were so drenched , right through to our underwear and the forecast was for more rain so we gave up, yup we caved in, packed up and headed home . By 10.30 pm the boys were tucked up safely in their beds with runny noses and coughs and me and hubbed flaked...

So to make up for the not so good camping affair today we decided to to take the boys to another one of our local beaches to do a treasure hunt and look for diamonds i.e sea glass. Armed with buckets and wellies they were off. Apparantly this beach is one of the best in the North East for sea glass we were reliably informed by a man who was doing the same thing.

The tide was coming in so there wasn't a lot of beach to search but we managed and Gabe took a moment to show Pops his finds.

Milo is quite wary of water and bravely ventured into the sea for a plodge,,,,,,

Now can you see that small wave creeping up behind him ? Well that naughty wave overstepped its boundaries and went into Milos wellies, causing him to panic and land on his butt in the sea.. resulting in this.

But being the brave little boy that he is he soon cheered up and was laughing about it along with the rest of us .

And lastly , keeping in the watery theme , I just thought I'd show you Esther and her rubber ring.

Well, I think I've wittered on for quite long enough now , thank you if you are still here .and hopefully I'll have some aeroplanes for you next time..


Twiggy said...

Lovely photos, your boys are so cute. Little boys and rain and puddles it's just a big adventure to the isn't it?
I love Esther.
Twiggy x

Lina said...

Oh camping in the rain is just no fun is it? Especially with little ones. Glad you managed to make the most of it.

Adrienne said...

Just beautiful pictures! What a funny story ... better you getting soaked than me ;-) I'm sooo not a camper!

I'm with you on the 'it's hard to blog it all right now' - so much going on - so little time.

...Nina Nixon... said...

All of our best holidays have been when the weather is wild - you can scream into the wind and dance in the rain, brill!!

Lovely black and white photos and 'gnarled' is one of those words that sounds soooo mystical - to me anyway.

Enjoy the holidays,

Nina x

Juddie said...

Oh! I'm in love with Esther - she's so sweet!

crafty pam said...

On the subject of Bunnies, I have been knitting Bunty but am having real problems with matress stitch.
Do you block/steam your seams first before sewing up. Mine just curl so much. Thanks ( also thanks again for sorting coat problem)

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

very entertaining for your readers although wet camping probably not so good for you :-) bacon sandwiches outside is good though!

lovely pictures - poor Milo on his bottom in the sea we would have had tears over that as well

Locket Pocket said...

Ahhhhhh! (that's for Esther and her rubber ring - so cute!)

But sorry to hear about your camping trip getting rained off and Milo landing on his bottom in the sea! :0(

But you need to tell me, where is the best beach for "diamonds" - I love them!

Lucy x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

OMG Esters rubber ducky ring is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Glad to see you are enjoying the sumemr break. Love the black adn white series of photos!

karenshopes said...

Thankyou for leaving my very first comment. I hope you dont mind me asking but how do you attract people initially to your blog ?
Karen x

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Rain and all it looks like the boys had a great time. Your artsy fartsy photos are all so pretty. It sure looks like you are having a full and wonderful summer. xoxo

Louise said...

I hope the boys enjoyed their birthdays. Your arty farty photos are great! At least you had a taste of camping, and it is nice to get to do other things as well, like visiting the beach. We do not get sea glass on ours, only seaweed and cuttlefish! x

silverpebble said...

Esther is wonderful and so are your photos. It wlooks as though you've been having some very lovely times x

Poppy said...

Good for you going camping, I don’t do camping! I love the black and white pictures and the picture of Milo looking sad. :0)

Enjoy the holidays…love Lou xxx

PS. Esther is adorable!!!

Kellie said...

Hi Lisa!!! How are you?? What a lot of lovely things that you all have been upto!! You guys share some lovely family time together, your boys are so lucky! I just love your beautiful little creatures that you are making at the moment they are adorable!!! As for the floaty that just takes the cake. Did I miss the two birthday weekend post?

driftwood said...

what a shame about the camping, we had a lot of soaked to the skin days last week too, especially when E fell in a large rock pool, he looked just like Milo did....

love the rubber ducky bunny, you are so clever xxx

vanessa said...

Your knitted toys are wonderful! They're beautifully knitted, and I love the gentle humor in them. Lovely!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)