Saturday, 29 October 2011

Summer and all the time that's gone

On a visit to a skydiving centre

Has it really been almost four months since I last posted here? I apologise for the long absence. Our family had been—and still are—on a roller coaster ride of all sorts of upheavals and health problems.

Our summer was punctuated by hospital appointments and surgery, and some life-changing decisions that needed to be made. We still managed to have a lot of fun. There were trips to the seaside, visits to parks and playgrounds, learning and playing activities at our local leisure centre, friends' birthday parties, plenty of cakes and pastries baked, and a lot of cycling for Lucas and scooting for Sofia.

Lucas on a climbing course

Sofia after a day at a preschoolers' fair

Enjoying fish and chips at Hunstanton

Lucas's favourite seaside activity--building and destroying little forts

Scooting around Anglesey Abbey

There was even the discovery of a hitherto unseen playground a few minutes' drive from where we live.

These days our time is taken up by school and after-school activities. There are a few things that are causing a lot of stress for us, but as long as we can still play and laugh out loud together, I do believe we'll be just fine.

And always, there are the moments of quiet when the children are sitting down, happily drawing and painting or enjoying their books. I love these moments.

A rare moment outdoors -- the kids sitting down to sketch the flowers in one of the gardens in  Anglesey Abbey

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