Well, we’re back from a brilliant week at Butlins! We are all completely and utterly exhausted, Butlins is not somewhere you go for a relaxing break, but we all had so much fun, it’s totally worth it. And we still have the whole bank holiday weekend to look forward to, so it really is happy days this week!
- Swimming! The splash water world at Butlins is brilliant and definitely one of Mabel and Greta’s favourite parts of the whole holiday, so we went every day except for Monday so that we could make the most of it. I’m actually quite proud of us, not only taking three under fives swimming between the two of us, but doing it four days in a row. And it goes without saying that the kids were amazing too, if they had played up there’s no way we could have managed it (the sweetie bribes afterwards while we were getting dried and dressed might have helped a bit). It looks like we have another water baby on our hands too, Ernie was such a superstar in the pool and loved being in the water, he really is the easiest baby ever.
- Weaning! Ernie has been trying some new tastes while we’ve been away on holiday. So far he’s had toast, carrots, broccoli, cucumber and apple puree. I think it’s safe to say that milk is still definitely his favourite, but it’s fun to try him with different things, and it feels like a big milestone… I can’t believe he’s almost 6 months old already!
- Singing! Mabel has always been a fan of The Skyline Gang, ever since we first went to Butlins when she was two. Now Greta is two, she’s starting to enjoy their shows as well and they both love to sing and dance to the songs all day long (really…. all. day. long.) It’s very cute though how much they idolise them. Mabel’s favourite is Pip the ‘rock chick’ and Greta loves Candi because she dresses head to toe in pink!
- Socialising! I’ve been mildly concerned about Mabel since she decided to refuse to go to Preschool anymore and it seemed to be mainly to do with some friendship troubles with the other children. But watching her this week on holiday, I’ve realised she’s actually very good at socialising and making friends, so we don’t have anything to worry about there. She was really happy to go off when we were watching shows and sit at the front with the other children and the Red Coats and was confident enough to talk to children that she didn’t know and run around and dance with them.
- Sun shining! We had lovely weather while we were away so that meant lots of time outside, running in water fountains, eating ice cream, playing in sandpits and going on funfair rides, all the things a great British holiday is made of.
- Vlogging! I decided to do some videoing of our little holiday and try to upload a daily vlog while we were away. It was a little bit more faffy than I wanted it to be to be honest, and I’m not very good at remembering to do the talking to the camera thing, but I’m so glad I made the effort to do it because even though the results are very amateurish, I’m so happy that we have these videos for our memory bank.
- Creating! I’m really excited about a new project that I’ve started with Sarah from Sarah Rooftops to capture weekend moments in photos and short videos called This Little Big Life. We’d love it if anyone else wanted to join us, so please have a look and let us know if you’re interested.
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