Our Mother's Day Fun

Monday, March 31, 2014

Well I was pleasantly surprised by Mother's Day this year it was just lovely! Andy came home from work at 10am the kids were playing happily in Zach's bedroom and I was lying in bed relaxing and listening to the little ones playing nicely together with Gracie singing and reading stories to her little brother. I was expecting to be up and downstairs at around 7am so just the lie in was treat enough for me. 

When Andy arrived home he made me breakfast, yummy bacon rolls with a glass of fruit juice, and him and the kids delivered it upstairs to me in bed along with my cards off each the kids who had written me little messages/drawn pictures  inside for me. As well as my cards I got a beautiful bunch of flowers and the new Hunger Games Bluray! 

After a visit from my Dad and Stepmum it was still early, the sun was shining and so we decided to go out and do something nice for the day. I decided to take the kids to the Butterfly Farm in Stratford I haven't been since I was little and I thought they would both love it. How wrong I was! Gracie was terrified, she may be scarred for life but there is definitely something comical about a little girl who hates butterflies! She ended up hiding away in the pushchair while me and Zach were running around (well me running after him) he was chasing and trying to play with the butterflies, trying to jump in any available pool of water. It was extremely warm in there and although it seemed to be going disastrously wrong as a 'nice day out' we laughed so much that we all somehow came out feeling like we'd had so much fun. The Butterfly Farm is a great place to visit just maybe not for a child who seems to be scared of just about anything, maybe we will try again one day. 

After the Butterfly Farm we walked over to the river and sat by the water letting the kids play in the sunshine. Luckily I had bought Zach's Scuttlebug (by far the best toddler toy EVER!) it was folded up under the pushchair so I could pop it out for him to play with to avoid him just running away. They had lots of fun playing and watching the boats go past. Then after a quick lunch it was time to go home.

Andy had bought all the bits to cook me a roast dinner as an extra treat so I took the kids out for an hour to give him some peace and was really looking forward to my Mother's Day dinner. We got back at around the time dinner should be ready to find Andy asleep on the sofa and no dinner to be seen we had obviously tired him out too much! 

So while I'm writing this Andy is preparing the belated Mother's Day dinner and I'm reflecting on what has been THE best Mother's Day yet! I'm so lucky to have my little family and have to say the best gift of all was to spend a whole day with just the four of us I wouldn't have changed a thing. 

I hope you all had a lovely day? How did you spend your day?

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  1. Ah looks like a Fab day. We have that scuttlebug as well, definitely a fantastic toy!! #lab

  2. Sounds like such a fun, relaxing day! :) I can imagine my children in that setting, having a whale of a time with the butterflies. Glad you hada memorable day. xx

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely day but it's so funny to find a little girl who's afraid of butterflies! I'm sure she'll come round and won't be scarred for life!

  4. Looks like you had a fun and relaxing day and wherever you are spring has finally reached you. Can't wait to see other post from you.

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely day! Jealous of the breakfast in bed. Stopping by from LAB club x