Friday, 26 August 2011

Four Weeks, Three Children, Two Adults; One Summer

Summer.  A time for picnics, sunbathing and swimming in the sea.  Unless you're English, in which case you can scratch at least two items from that list.

Since the schools broke up for the holidays, my partner and I have been racking our brains to find new and interesting ways of simultaneously entertaining a teenager, a toddler and a baby.

So far, we have been swimming (twice) and ice skating, had picnics in various locations, been to a farm, been fruit picking, cleaned up an old rowing boat, been to an air show, taken treks up hills and around gardens, been to many parks, and spent numerous days trapped indoors by rain watching family movies, baking cakes and making stuff out of dough.

And what fun the children have had!

Teenager and baby play computer games

First time on slide!

Toddler and teenager make muffins

Fun at the park

A pony ride for the toddler

Toddler and baby share a swing

Teenager on a seesaw - who knew?!

Paddling pool fun

Toddler tries out the PS2

First time ice skating fo a very excited Mini

Teenager supervises toddler on the ice

Toddler borrows a helmet at Eastbourne air show

So, as the new school term approaches, I'm feeling confident that we've done a fairly good job of keeping all children reasonably entertained.  And for this week's itinerary?  Ceramic café, treasure hunt, Lewes Castle and probably a few trips to the park.

I'm exhausted just typing that...

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