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.