Sun, Glorious Sun


A bank holiday weekend and the first day of the school holidays both notorious for wind and rain. Today however was glorious and when I woke up to the sun fighting its way through the gap in the curtains I jumped out of bed with a spring in my step. Without fail the sun instantly lifts my mood I become excited like a child. With it being the day before hubby’s payday today’s day out had to be a cost free one. The boys were keen to have a picnic today so I saw it as another opportunity to get in some running time. We agreed that DS1 and DS2 could take their scooters to ride and DS3 could take his balance ‘motorbike’. I wasn’t worried that the boys weren’t able to complete the 1.5 mile walk/scoot to get there as it is a sunny day favourite of ours and we have done it many times before. DS3 had great fun speeding through the woods and I must have said the word sorry at least twenty times as people jumped out of his way to avoid crushed toes. All three boys found every surviving muddy puddle to skid through so when we reached the country park the boys were squelching mud with every step to reach the picnic bench. While we were eating lunch children were walking past with a map and an Easter treat and the boys quickly realised we had just missed an Easter egg hunt. I was so relieved I had, in my good mood this morning, already bought along a chocolate bunny each as a surprise and, so they didn’t feel they had missed out, we found a quiet spot and I hid the bunnies. I put them in obvious places for the boys to find quickly to avoid the uncomfortable upset that would be caused if another child came along and found the treat first. DS2 and DS3 found them almost instantly and tore off the foil. DS1 made me smile, with no prompting from me he pretended he couldn’t find them straight away so he could give his brothers a chance to find them before he did. We stopped off on the way back at the big park and the boys spent a further hour playing together calmly and happily, not unheard of but not very common for more than a ten minute period.

It was a great start to the Easter holidays and all three boys are thoroughly exhausted which I plan to take full advantage of with an early bedtime. With the Easter holidays being two weeks long I need to get thinking of some more good cost free days out.



I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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