Our Week Away…

Our week away was amazing, I have wrote about it a little in Happy Days #16, Little Loves – Apr 3rd and 365Rowlands Week 14 posts this week but there is so much more to be telling you about!!

Saturday 28th March I left with the kids and arrived at Lichfield at 12.31pm. We were completely exhausted from the 3 hour train journey over 4 trains but super excited to get there! We then had a little 2 minute walk to their local park and had a little run around to stretch our legs a bit 🙂

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Sunday 29th March was the day for Frozen singalong and whilst we went there Harry went off with his Godparents (and daughter, and son in law, of the people we were staying with) and he went to the Sea Life Centre and they bought him a Mike!! He’s super happy with them thats for sure!

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I put the kids to bed, Lily had her own room (and Declan should have too – with me and Harry on an air bed) but I thought we could all share a double bed together… but when I went to get into bed this is the view that I saw!! It took a ninja approach to move Harry over and get into bed without waking them!

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Monday 30th March and first thing we had to do was a food shop!! Once that was done and dusted we headed to Tamworth and had a picnic and play on the park before going to Snowplay at the Snowdome – this was so much fun I recommend anyone to go if you haven’t already!

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Tuesday 31st March we went to Shenstone Garden Centre & indoor play centre during the day as the weather wasn’t too good then headed to the cinema in the evening to watch Cinderella, Harry’s Godparents joined us too which was lovely.

Although Harry and Declan don’t seem too happy about it they really were… honestly they did love it!

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Wednesday 1st April Beacon Park is Lily’s favourite park when we go to Lichfield, she says that the swings are perfect there. I have to agree with the park though, it is such a gorgeous play park with lots to do and a lovely little café too, and for Easter they had an Easter Trail going on so we joined in with that too.

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In the afternoon their other son joined us for a visit to Wacky Warehouse – which was lots of fun for the kids!) and then we watched Paddington at home before bed.

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Thursday 2nd April We went back to Beacon park to play and explore a little more into the woods and then headed home for Honey & Marmalade lunch on the patio.

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Lily then helped to plant bulbs whilst Declan played boules in the garden.

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Lily had a sleepover at Harry’s Godparents, so we all went their for tea and then Lily and Declan got their nails painted before we came home.

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Friday 3rd April Lily stayed with them al day so we went back to Shenstone Garden Centre with the boys and I bought Easter presents for all our nieces and nephews (will share these in yet another post!) Then we went to watch Spongebob movie and had Chips in a bucket for tea.

Saturday 4th April Was time to move onto our next destination, my Mum and Dad’s. We were meant to be going back there Wednesday but it kept getting pushed back because the kids were having too much fun and we had far too many plans to fit it all in so we stayed a little longer and we went to Disney on ice!!!!!!! Most amazing experience ever!! I have already booked for the next one I loved it that much!

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Sunday 5th April was obviously Easter Sunday, but we had already spoken to the Easter Bunny and he was going to move Easter to the Tuesday for us so we could enjoy it with Daddy in our own home!! But I still did a little Easter Egg Hunt but they had to make their own bags first. We also did egg and spoon races but again they had to make their own medals first! It was lots of fun!

We also made some Frozen cupcakes which were yummy too!

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Monday 6th April Meant that we were getting the train back home to hubby!!! We have all missed him so much and I hated every second of being away from him!! But the kids all had an amazing time and that I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for! I just wish that Daddy could have been there with us to experience it too!

Although my train coming home was meant to be one train from 9:23 and getting home at 12:01 – perfect in time for dinner and to see hubby before he has work, there was an accident on the train line where someone had been hit and died – which delayed the trains and I totally understand that! So we left 20 mintues later – which wouldn’t have been a problem. But then they decided to terminate our train at Shrewsbury at 10:40 and the next train wasn’t till 11:24, and it didn’t stop at my stop 🙁 It stopped at the one before and the one after! So I had to get off at Chester and change again!!! So what should have been a nice and easy journey ended up being a nightmare where I was standing on one train for 50 minutes with Harry on my back (in the carrier) weighing a tonne, and we didn’t get back till 1:35 pm!! But at least we got home safe and sound!

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