|After they had finished the park run|
I had said I would have E for the day so we asked Nanna Dawn and Grandad Colin if they would like to come out with us for the day. We all came back to our house after park run and had drinks and biscuits, Uncle Gareth left to go and see Aunty Faye and Baby who had been born on the Saturday morning,
It took ages to decide where to go, Nanna Dawn came up with Brockholes, all the kids had been their before with Nanna and Grandad so we got the kids changed, made sure they had hats and gloves and headed out.
We got to Brockholes at lunch time so we went to check how busy it was and do a toilet stop at the same time, the restaurant was really busy so we decided to leave it for a bit and let the children have a play in the park and run some more steam off.
The park was extremely muddy, which none of us were expecting, Kacy wasn't wearing the best shoes either - Ugg boots. The kids got very muddy but had so much fun and that's the main thing. They all needed help going around the obstacle course which I was very glad with the extra hands of the grandparents at this point so there was a child to an adult each.
|Fun at the park|
We got off the obstacle course and the kids went on the swings, Nanna turned around to Daddy and said "I'm getting grumpy, I need some food" we rounded everyone up and headed back to the restaurant. Just as I was just thinking that no-one had hurt themselves; what does Kira do? Shows off and fell over hurting her hands, nothing major but with her hands being cold it hurt more.
|Action shots of these two, they were being so cute and funny I couldn't resist|
When we were paying we got told that because we spent over £25 we can get free parking which I thought was a great incentive to get people to eat at the restaurant. The restaurant is actually on the lake so when the water rises so does the restaurant, I was excepting the restaurant to rock, I wouldn't of known it was just sat on top of the water unless Grandad told me, the view was stunning, we managed to get a table next to the window, so you could see the water, it was just beautiful.
|Kira and E eating lunch while a swan swam past|
After lunch we decided to do a bit of exploring, before we did that we had to nip to the shop to get our free parking, well the kids all found something they would like quiet cheap. I did have to whistle at them to make them all be quiet, they did get rather excited and loud. Daddy and Grandad managed to slip out leaving me and Nanna with the kids, what is it with men and doing that?
|Cousins and their toy ducks, "quack quack crash"|
With the extremely muddy conditions and clock watching due to Liverpool FC playing at 4, we decided to have a small stroll, we tried one way but it was far too muddy, so we went a different way. Daddy and Grandad walked off leaving Nanna and I with the kids (I'm seeing a pattern here). Whilst I was trying to get Summer and E up one very slippy part of the walk, I was half excepting me to fall over but managed to catch myself and get them up to the top without them falling into the mud. At the top and walking through a woody bit we saw a bench and Kacy moaned because she knew so well that I would ask for a photo!
|I love this photo of all of them|
We found some stones, the older two both thought of the similar things, Kira thought of Brave and Kacy thought of stone hedge which I thought it looked like as well. The views were stunning, I wish we could have stayed longer and it wasn't so muddy to walk around the lake, so we could have done some more exploring.
|Stones and views|
I was half excepting Summer to fall asleep and maybe E but no; they all talked all the way home, at one point I did have to tell them to be quiet because they were being that loud and I couldn't concentrate.
We got home and Kacy took Spirit for a walk for me and Kira started a bath for Summer and E, well before I even got upstairs they were running around in their birthday suits! Kira did join in but I told her to put a dressing gown on, she really didn't understand why, so that she didn't feel like she was missing out I gave her an important job to listen out for Kacy and Spirit.
Summer and E loved having a bath together, they were so good, I was excepting a battle from E but nope he let me wash his hair and his face no problem, Summer was a good role model for him, after they got out the bath I put a film on for them while I started tea and Kira had a bath.
|snuggled on the sofa watching Big Hero 6|
Everyone had a fantastic day and I hope to do it again soon but with Auntie Faye, Uncle Gareth and not forgetting baby F
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