Friday, 16 August 2013

Cycling smiles!

It is Friday and for once I am actually at home and in a position to join in with  Annie's smiles and Rocking your world Friday.  My smiles come from the fact that I am having an excellent summer!  We have been away as a family for a week to the Lincolnshire coast (for photos see here) and then Alex and I went away for another 5 days to my Aunt's house on the Sussex coast.  While we were there Alex finally learnt to ride a bike without stabilisers!  (I hope the video above works - the voices you can hear are my aunt, mother and dad cheering him on LOL!).
We travelled to my Aunt's by train (Alex's first proper train journey) and Alex insisted he had to have a rucksac and pull along case just like Mummy! It was certainly an adventure involving three different trains each way.
We went crabbing at Itchenor Sailing club where my brother caught about 50 crabs to my measly 5!
We also went by boat to the beach where the boys went swimming in the sea, racing down the sand dunes,
and had a picnic lunch
The following day we found a hollow tree to explore
and everyday we got to swim in a friends heated outdoor pool.  It really was a wonderful break away (for more photos see previous post!).  All in all I have a lot to be grateful for.  I hope you all have a nice weekend.


misteejay said...

Oh it sounds like a wonderful week. Your little traveller looks fab with his case & rucksack.

Have a good week.

Toni xx

Angie said...

Looks like you had a great time....the video made me smile ...I thought he was going to fall off ....but he succeded. xx

Annie said...

So lovely to have you back joining in this week Caro. Love the photos and the video of Alex riding his bike is really fab....maybe he can teach me now? :-)
Annie x

Gill Edwards said...

wow what a holiday youve had, im so glad you enjoyed yourselves and well done to Alex for mastering cycling.

Gill x

Lesley G said...

What a great fun week you've had - hope next week brings just as many smiles :)

Virginia said...

Oh you look like you've had a fabulous time away, loving the pull along case and ruck sack look! Fabulous.

Hope your coming week is just as much fun!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore that photo of your son in the tree hollow. That was priceless, and definitely put a smile on my face.

mamapez5 said...

After a busy weekend I am finally getting to share other Rockettes posts. What a lovely week you had. It looks a great place to stay, and there was family to share it with. How good is that! Well done to Alex for mastering the bike without stabilisers. Hope this week is just as good in its own way! Kate x