Bella’s 2nd birthday party

It’s time to PARTY!! And we were the first to arrive (makes a change!), so Evie gets Bellas full attention as they play with the balloons.

A head full of static – how fun! Bean suits a Mohawk to should she ever want one!

A big silk parachute comes out for songs and games.

What – did someone mention ice-cream time?? Let’s go!

Out into the indoor playground, a great place for adventure when it’s wet outside.

You can do the ladder but this one is still a little beyond you!

The favourite side – a fast one to!

Another group photo following a fun party.

Happy birthday Bella.

Evie’s first real snow time – Feb 2020

We wake up to snow!! And I bought a sledge. I’m more excited than anyone as I bundle us all into our warm kit over our pyjamas.

Evie’s first time on a sledge (she refuses gloves). Not sure at first but then she loves is and soon it’s more more and wheeeeee. So that’s good news!Us as daddy pulls us up the road!

It’s melting fast but Evie tries to drive her car in the snow!!

They next day we manage a very short ride on a snowy Askham Fell. It was too cold to go far but we enjoyed our fresh air and then went to Omis to warm up!

Another morning – this time too snowy to drive to work first thing, so we bundle up warm again and get the sledge our again

Evie in her new hat and with her new walking poles, trudging in the snow in her PJs before its even light!

Time to go in for porridge and warm up!

Aura – Kendal

The ultimate soft play – fun for all and a great way to spend a morning with the minis and mums.

Evie and Bella climb the roller ramp – quite a feat for a mini!

Evie’s favourite – a swing

Claire and Paula chill in the mammoth hammocks

The quiet fish room, beds, hammocks, fluffy things and fish projected onto the walls – very relaxing .

Time for food, turns out they were all hungry!

Evie pushes Oliver on the indoor zip wire.

Into the enormous ball pit, big enough to fit a few adults and kids into.

I’d like to say relaxing…. but actually it was the sleeping bunnies song (in a relaxation room!)

A group photo – almost impossible but definitely asking too much to get everyone looking and saying CHEESE!

Great times all – we will definitely be back.

More bikes and parks – skills forever changing

A stunning sunrise to start a beautiful day

We meet up with Omi for a ride around Askham Fell. Lots of bumpies, mud and puddles for Evie to get excited about cycling through.

A fun shadow pic of the three of us!

Evie decides that it should be a duathlon, so we did some running around in the bomb holes, before we cycled them.

Windswept but happy we wave bye bye to Omi and head to Keswick for toddler swim.

After swimming we have mainly failed biking on the balance bikes, but Evie and Sam have fun anyway.

More important to them is the park, where they master the rope club to get up to the middle slide…. …..which nowadays is far more exciting than the small slide!

And then the round and round and up and down see saw is successfully completed independently.

These kids are rocking it !

Ferry and walk roundtrip – Glenridding to Howtown – 02/02/20

Yet another wet day, we decide to head out but stay low. And for something a bit different we jump on the Ullswater steamer.

Evie gets an ice-cream treat to go with our hot drinks on this cold wet day!

Plenty of ferry to be explored at we steam down the lake. We even get to change boats at Aira Force, so double the exploring to be had!

Flying her flag in the wind with a good lake view.

Once off the ferry it’s time to start walking. Evie wants to walk to but we manage to persuade her that a carry is good for a little while.

One we get up above Sandwick Evie is determined that it is very much time for her to walk!

So this is her section of the Ullswater way, maybe not all today for her!

Time for a nana. Need to get the energy levels back up again!

Evie walks the shore line as I swim widths of the bay in the short spell of dry that we get. Then it is time to pack up and keep going.

Evie determined for more walking – especially in the streams and rivers. Tim speeds ahead to get the car so that we can get home before its dark!

A wet but fun day out!

Elterwater- a very wet one – 31/01/20

Arranging a meet up with my friends Hazel and Beth, with a balance bike to keep Evie amused, we set off on a flat river path walk along Great Langdale Beck from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge.

Evie is desperate to walk the walk – not this time little Bean. The river is rampaging on just the other side.

Our plans are thwarted – the path and the river have become one. Evie thought it looked exciting to bike into but was soon stopped. so turnaround we must.

Back into the car and all wet we head to Grasmere for some food instead. What a washout!

New Year’s Day 2020 – Ullswater

A different day to yesterday with regards the weather, colder and damper. We set off for a stroll and a bike from Glencoyne on Ullswater , as it is a nice undulating little org.

Daddy and Evie have good chats as she bikes along, with the odd carry.

Then onto the beach to watch…

Her crazy mummy meet her crazy friends for a crazy New Years swim!

Happy 2020

Visiting Speke Coastal Reserve with Abby

Evie is very keen to use her bike now she has skills…. but the going is a little on the slow side as she chooses between biking and sitting!

Evie’s enthusiasm is reignited by an enormous puddle that she can bike through!

Time for a treat after all that hard work at Speke Hall. What’s not to like about combining chocolate cake and ice-cream?!

With more energy back on board there is time to enjoy the park.

And to try on some enormous shoes.

Back on the bike – we set off faster down the ramp than coming up it.

And then for a slow bike-walk-carry back to the car. But a lovely day out and a great catch up with Abby.

Christmas family Small Water walk – 22/12/19

A few days before Christmas and a visit from part of the extended family. What better than to don the proofs and head up to small water, with Evie Bean striding her way into the lead!

Evie has a good chat to Barb on the way up

Before getting back in the pack for a rest.

Sitting on the shores of small water with Rose enjoying a snack, whilst Jude runs to a patch of snow up high just to get a handful.

Evie then walks all the way down and sits in the odd bog!

After all that effort time to head back for some food!

Christmas arty party

It’s the mini’s Christmas meet up and for this we chose Rag Tags community art store, which is hidden away at the bottom of a bumpy track.

Evie and her buddy Oliver get cracking on their crown making upstairs

Then one of Evie favourite things, getti her face painted!

Crown and face paint – what more could you want?

Most of Evie’s little buddies.

Bella, Sam, Oliver, Evie, Jacob, Isaac and Evan

Evie clings to me when Santa appears and refuses outright to visit him in his grotto!

Tinsel-tastic fun Charlie and Oliver and ‘do’ tinsel big time

Whilst Evie decides that she wants Bellas present!

Final group photo before its time to finish the fun. Happy Christmas 2019 minis.