Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cardiff Bay Speedway

On probably the sunniest day of the summer, we headed down to Cardiff Bay to walk and ride along the Barrage. Hannah put her new-found 'who needs stabilisers?' cycling skills to good use, and whizzed past (and through!) hundreds of people.


Thomas wasn't far behind, either, with his litte wheels going like the clappers.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Hold on tight!

Will got a chance to travel by Uncle Tim's Taxi today, but was making sure that he held on for dear life!


I hope Uncle Tim managed to get all the snot out of his hair... nice!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

"I've got the power"

Will enjoyed himself at Techniquest today. Our cat, Ebby, is very grateful that bolts of electricity don't really zap out of Will's hands normally!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Undeniable proof that it is impossible to take a photo of five children, one of them aged one, where every single child is facing the camera, sitting up straight and smiling naturally.


The Pirate and the Princess

Hannah and Chloe looking the part, in whatever crazy adventure they're off on now...


But, surely pirates never used to brandish light-sabres!?!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Have you ever seen such a look of suspicion on a one-year old's face?


I don't know what he saw, as he whizzed around on a train at Heath Park, but it certainly grabbed his attention!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Thomas is going Spiderman crazy at the moment, despite the fact that he's never actually ever seen a comic / film / tv programme / book with Spiderman in it! Nothing like a bit of peer-pressure!

So, you can imagine how much all of his spider-senses were tingling when he opened a late birthday present from Uncle Tim, Auntie Abby, Chloe and Anya (who were visiting Cardiff) and found this fantastic costume!


I guess that makes him a web-developer, like his Dad!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ball pit

It hasn't been hot enough this summer to fill the paddling pool with water, but we've had lots of fun by filling it with plastic balls!


The only problem is that the day invariably ends with 300 small plastic balls scattered around the garden! We'll still be finding them under bushes next January!

Might as well go eat worms!

There's a worm at the bottom of our garden, and his name is Wiggly Woo!


I promise that we didn't eat him, though!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Grumpy Birthday

It was Grumpy's turn to celebrate his birthday today. Hannah and Thomas (with encouragement from Will) made a card for him, which starred three of his favourite grandchildren.


Meanwhile, Will took the opportunity of Grumpy's birthday party to have some cuddles with Auntie Jan.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

1 today!

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since Will was born. It's flown by!

So, on his first birthday, Will was given clear instructions on how to set about opening your presents...


He also enjoyed eating one of Nanny's speciality fruit salads...


And he definitely didn't want to share his first ever birthday cake with anyone!


Three children, growing up way too quickly for their own (and their parents') good!


Monday, August 11, 2008

All gone

This is Will's sign language for "All gone!", which is used when something that he's been eating has all been finished up.


It's also used when he's decided that the something he's been eating shouldn't be eaten anymore, and he tries to trick us into taking his plate away and giving him something else!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

In disguise

We lost all three of our children today - couldn't find them anywhere! But, in their place, came this bunch of three old people with big noses, glasses and shaggy eyebrows...


Handsome bunch, aren't they?

Friday, August 01, 2008

Tough cheddar

A short drive from our camp site was the beautiful town of Cheddar, so we had to pay it a visit (twice!) during our holiday.

First, we took the scenic bus tour through the gorge...


And later we headed underground to explore the caves...


We had a fantastic day out, as can be seen by the row of exhausted children in the car!


That's all of the holiday posts (until next holiday!), but you can see some more of our Somerset photos in the gallery.


A couple of punk rockers turned up at our camp site today, and lowered the tone of the whole neighbourhood!