The sun has shone its little socks off and we have made the most of it!
As chicken pox still lingered, biggest's family tea party, became the non-event of the century, so I had a quick re-think and we went for a family picnic with my folks, the only ones willing to mix with us 'unclean' people!
Do you know...it was absolutely perfect...good food...good company and teddies too!
This is the birthday boy who was nine yesterday....he is just about to munch a raspberry trifle cupcake (from 'Cake Days' Humming Bakery recipe book) which disappeared very quickly.... I would highly recommend them!
I have to say that picnic food is just about my favourite thing.....
After eating until we were full to the gunnels, we stretched our legs.
(I would like it to be noted, that even the biggest boy of them all had a stick to sword fight with.)
Sunday was another glorious afternoon so we took the dogs for a walk while the tide was right out.
The boys had a whale of a time getting wet and beachy.
I saw these beautiful swans (there were 17 in total) all serenely sitting in the shallows with their faces in the sunshine (can a bird have a face?)
(check out Chester's ears, he looks like hes about to take off!)
The dogs bombed about, meeting other walkers and doggy friends......the boys collected shells....as I've already said, we were all truly spoilt.
The week has been a busy one as biggest's birthday celebrations seem to have continued (rather like the queen) we have the last birthday 'event' on Saturday night, with bowling and food all round for a handful of boys and girls....I do hope they won't actually be a handful though!
Biggest and littlest are still spot-free and I am hoping they will remain so until Saturday night is done....fingers crossed........
Hope you are having a lovely week....and enjoying the sun too!