Saturday, April 24, 2010

Techniquest party

Hannah had her birthday party with her school-friends today - a trip to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay. For Hannah, it was an excuse to dig out her birthday girl badge and dress up again...


The party was lots of fun. As well as the chance to play with all the weird and wonderful machines at Techniquest, there was food...


... and there was a show all about electricity.


Thomas even had the opportunity to build a circuit with some of Hannah's friends and make a lightbulb light up - just with their bodies. We haven't been able to comb Thomas' hair flat ever since!


And as a special birthday treat, we even gave Hannah her brother's head on a plate!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gardener's World

Making the most of the Spring sunshine, Will was working hard in the garden.

First of all making sure that the trains in his Thomas the Tank Engine sand pit were well watered...


...and then doing the same for the flowers (and his feet!)


Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday, Bethan

It was cousin Bethan's birthday party today, which involved bouncy castles, pass-the-parcel, musical statues and all kinds of other fun things that grown-up parties never seem to have...

And the birthday girl looked beautiful, too. Here she is eating a healthy carrot!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Porthkerry Park

It was a beautiful Spring day, so we kidnapped Grumpy and took him with us on a trip to Porthkerry Park, near Barry. As well as the usual football and bat-and-ball type games, we threw in some Hurley-style entertainment...

...leaping the brook...


...find the dropped ice-cream...


...and one of our favourites: 'Who can make the best chicken impression on the rocks?'


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Happy 8th Birthday, Hannah

Hannah celebrated her 8th birthday, with a family party at the Hurley Home. She even wore a huge badge just to make sure that there was no forgetting who's party it was.


The food was delicious...


And cousin Rebekah even had a go at singing happy birthday!


And to round it all off, a show of ribbon dancing!


Monday, April 05, 2010

If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake...

In preparation for Hannah's birthday the next day, the home-made cake was decorated with pink and purple icing.


It did taste as good as it looked!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Bunny

Uncle Tim, Auntie Abby, Chloe and Anya came to visit Cardiff, and they brought the Easter Bunny with them. It led a crazy Easter egg hunt around Granny and Grandad's house and garden, where everyone tried their best to sniff out the chocolate.

Chloe and Hannah went digging in the greenhouse for theirs...


Will hit the books to see if he could find any tips for hunting chocolate rabbits. He was sure that there was one around here somewhere...


And the best bit, at the end, was the eating!


We're pretty sure that Ruth cheated, though, and brought her own eggs!


Which came first?

The chicken...


...or the egg?