Saturday, 2 April 2016

Project 365 weeks 12 and 13

Sorry for the interruption in normal service last weekend but just did not have time to deal with this. Jokingly told my daughter the other day I am renaming my blog to "Its hard work having fun as a gran".Had a backlog of other posts that had to be done so this one could wait and nobody would complain. Morning and evenings at my daughters cuts down on the time I have to blog. Its only for a few weeks so not complaining.

You may well spot a recurring theme here.

Sunday

Was off work for the day using up holidays before the end of the holiday year. So decided to help out Auntie H who was on helping duties all weekend and we took |Bob and the twins to the beach to get them out and give mummy some peace. Did a post here if you want a look.



lunch time in the beach park


Monday

Not the best picture but the best memory. Ziggy at 20 week scan. Child No1 for DD2 and SIL. Every think seems to be ok.

Ziggy 20 wk scan




Tuesday

Poor Minky got up in a stinker of a mood, one of those days no matter what you do it does not please him, So I suggested they built Grandma a house out of bricks, and all that did was cause an argument because they both wanted the same brick!! Eventually I got two houses.

building a house each


Wednesday

Baby Spud was snuggled up next to mum after just having a cuddle from Dinky.


baby Spud having snuggles




Thursday

I got invited to an event at McDonald's to learn how they are evolving into the 21st century. You can see the post here if you want to see the changes that are happening. .  We went to Pollock Park and did some geocaching on the way back.



my name badge, hat and apron


Friday

I just love these babygros. Normally the two of them go up the stairs side by side and I would have had both patchwork bums together but Minky was having a strop.

up the stairs to bed


Saturday

Hubby and I had been out and brought DD1 back a Big Mac meal, so as it was nearly tea time I did not see the point in going home to come back. After tea I decided to get them out for a while to give their mum a break. For the first time I walked the two of them up to the park on their reins. Was interesting as Dinky was happy to walk at my side holding my hand, and Minky had my other arm at full stretch as he was trying to chase Bob who was running on ahead.



Minky on the slide




Sunday

Last day of my holidays. Normally the other grandparents do both days at the weekend as I am not able to help then. So as I was off I said I would do it for a change. Wish I hadn't, Minky got up in a foul mood and told me "not want Grandma" when I went to get him up. The bowl was the wrong colour, he wanted milk on his cereal, then he didn't, he wanted toast and then had a strop cos I made him toast. Then Dinky joined in. So ninety minutes after getting them up I piled them into the pram and took them to the play park at the caravan park.

While we were there some residents were setting up an Easter egg hunt for children staying on the site. They explained to us if we took a plastic egg up they would swap them for a proper egg. I told them we were not residents just up from the village but they said that was fine we could join in anyway.

They each found an egg. The twins got a chocolate egg each and as Bob can't have chocolate the woman kindly gave him a £2 coin from her pocket.

Bob, Minky and Dinky with their plastic eggs 

DD1 wandered up with the children later in the day, as Minky was still in a foul mood. Spud made her first visit to Grandma's house.

Monday

Fifi was back from Alton Towers, tired and crabby and argumentative. But it meant I did not have to go back to lift them into their high chairs but just for bath and bed time. Fifi had brought them Mr Tumble bath puzzles back from Alton Towers, Minky had great fun with them and managed well, Dinky just played her usual making cups of tea with the bath water and plastic cups.

Mr Tumble bath puzzles


Tuesday

Normally granddad does the swimming runs, I set the alarm for 5.15 and he takes Fifi swimming from 6-7am. But he was up all night ill, and as I was awake anyway I took her. Lovely 2.2 mile walk along the beach watching the sun rise.

Minky woke up in a lovely mood this morning, played away great and was happy and fun.

Sunrise over Troon



Wednesday

Went round to put the twins in their high chairs for their tea as Fifi does after school activities. But as their mum had been busy with Spud tea was not ready, so we went to the park for a while. Took them without the pram on their new wrist strap. Have to say I feel safer with Minky on his reins as I have more control. Dinky walks along holding your hand while Minky tries to run after Bob.

climb on first step and get back down again, as far as she goes



Thursday

I was not on breakfast duty today but did bedtime, Daughter had laid baby Spud on her play mat, and Dinky decided to lay her Baby Spud next to her, and then laid herself the other side. I thought it made a rather adorable picture.



Dinky, Spud and doll Spud having some floor time 




Friday

Breakfast run this morning, and both the twins were in a lovely mood, happy and playful. Daughter has decided to take Spud in her pram with the twins walking one either side with their wrist straps looped through the pram handle.

Spud in her bounce



Saturday

Not got much further with this as I have simply had no time, this is the fourth picture finished and the fifth on is started. If I do say so myself starting to look good.


a truck 


9 comments:

  1. Gosh, you've had a busy couple of weeks with your grandchildren! Grumpy toddlers are hard work, but getting them outside to the park always seemed to cheer mine up too :) What a lovely early morning walk!

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  2. I don't know how you do it!! Up early and doing tea and bedtime..no wonder you have no time to blog!
    Young Minky is sounding like a bit of handful..getting terrible twos??

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  3. I also did a two-weeks' worth of photos in one post. Beautiful sunrise view, and super cross stitch truck. Lots of lovely baby photos. Lol @ wanting the same brick. Isn't that always the case?! :)

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  4. What a lovely looking week, I love the plastic egg hunt for real eggs and wow to that sunrise

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  5. Love your sunrise shot and the latest blanket installment. You have so much more energy than me, to keep up with all the children x

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  6. It sounds like an exhausting couple of weeks! I always think you're Supergran, but it sounds like you're going way above and beyond the call of duty at the moment.
    Your early morning walk to swimming looked really pleasant.

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  7. I missed you last week, you've had a really busy time, you should call your blog supergran as Sarah thinks of you, lovely that the children were invited to join in with the easter egg hunt

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  8. What lovely pictures of the children! It certainly sounds like you have had a manic couple of weeks. Hope you have a lovely week x #project366

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  9. blimey Elaine you are being kept on your toes!! You must be exhausted. Beef should be fun as Super Gran blog!
    some lovely photos of the children here- all going so quickly. I hate those moments when children are being indecisive about what they want to eat! x

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