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A very sunny day out in Abergele!!!

by on Apr.22, 2010, under The Family

After finishing work on a Saturday….the kids are usually waiting…..for their present!!!.  Shae in his usual style will come straight to the point and demands……..

“did you bring us a present??” Hands placed firmly on hips, green eyes flashing….would we dare forget!!!!!

Now when I say “present” it usually costs no more than a pound (hey including Sophie, Ceri and Tikka, we are talking seven/eight quid!!!!!) 

I always start with the youngest…you could give Kal a paper bag with a kiss blown into it – he would respond with a huge smile and a hug and kiss back…..so anything you give him is sure to put a shine into his blue eyes!!!!

next it’s Shae….still standing there with hands on hips!!!…..trying to guess what it might be

“a new car?……A monster?……an alien?……a new car?….a helicopter?…..a new car?”…….

 

I feel the pressure when I chose his present…..it could seriously go either way with him. Don’t get me wrong he is not a spoilt brat – he just has a strong mind and his expectations are sometimes hard to deal with.

Next it is usually the three girls, Alethea – like Kal is happy with anything. Athena is also pleased with anything, although does have the slight flashing in those green eyes – her age has lead her to control the desire to throw it down because “it’s the wrong colour/flavour”!!!! and then there is Beri (Ceri the girl from over the road, who seems to live in our house!!!) She is appreciative of everything and wouldn’t tell you even if she didn’t like something!!!

Following the five kids….Soph is generally happy with her gift….although I think is sometimes yearns what the younger three girls may have!!

and then there is Tikka…..she is generally happy just to lick both Andy and I to bits……but her fat bum swinging side to side suggests she is also happy with whatever is contained within her present bag!!!!

Why do we do presents on a Saturday?

The kids are all very good….After we drop them off at School at 9 we then do not generally see them til 5.30….six days a week. They so far have responded to this very positively. They clean up after Sophie has cooked tea…older ones look out for younger ones…etc. So they are rewarded on a Saturday. We are very proud of the way they have all reacted to us being “at work”…..I think that working from home was harder for us….but easier for them.

So last weekend…..after a major clean through on Saturday….ironing done we surprised the kids by taking them up the coast on the Sunday. By 10 o’clock we were all packed into the car – kids, picnic and dog!!!

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

 

The day was sunny, warm….and we virtually had the beach to ourselves!!!

It wasn’t long before Tikka took the first few steps into the water to retrieve her prized rugby ball….after that there was no stopping her. It also wasn’t long before she realised that when she was wet if she ran directly at the kids it caused them to squeal, should she shake her fur dry next to them!!!!!

Here I come!!!!!

Here I come!!!!!

Where did that ball go?

Where did that ball go?

Rugby anyone??

Rugby anyone??

So Tikka is “allowed” in the sea……guess what came next….”Can we go in the sea????”

Five kids….no towels….only spare clothes for the two youngest……

Yes go on then!!!!!

Just good ole FUN!!!!

Just good ole FUN!!!!

 

 

Kal testing the water!!!

Kal testing the water!!!

Shae actually doing something normal - playing!!

Shae actually doing something normal - playing!!

The Boys!!!

The Boys!!!

 

Alethea jumping the waves

Alethea jumping the waves

Athena trying her skills at rugby

Athena trying her skills at rugby

and finally but not least………..

 

Sophie!!!!

Sophie!!!!

Who would believe that at the beginning of April it was warm enough for the kids to go into the sea for a paddle!!! The day was completely relaxing – no moaning, no squabbles just loads of smiles and laughs……although we did have a couple of “are we there yet!” from Alethea!!!!

So for the price of a picnic, a tank of petrol we had a fab day out…..Tikka slept all the way back home!!! Shae actually asked to go to bed at 6 that evening – money can’t buy that!!!! ;)

me and Tikka having a cuddle!!!

me and Tikka having a cuddle!!!

As for Andy he managed to get some peace and quiet away from phones ringing and computers……Neither of us took the plunge to get our feet wet though!!!!!!

 

 

Peace and quiet!!!

Peace and quiet!!!

 

So if you want a cheap day out….one that completely tires a seven month old puppy, amuses four young kids, satifies a twenty year old and makes two parents feel good…..add a picnic, one rugby ball and a deserted beach to plenty of beautiful sunshine and bake well for six hours!!!!!

 

I will leave you with a rather cheeky picture of Shae…….have fun. Sharon

 

That's all folks!!!!!

That's all folks!!!!!


1 Comment for this entry

  • stephy

    What a wonderful family day out, you all look so happy, even Tikka looks like she is smiling!
    The children are growing up so quickly, love the last photo of Shae, Guess the bruvs been teaching him bad habits :) with love Stephy xx

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