Halloween Half Term 2019!

Halloween Half Term 2019!

Another lovely holiday away from school has been had and it’s back to earth with a bump for us now as poor little Raffie is the first down in what I can only assume will be a domino run of vommageddon… Still, at least it didn’t happen in half term!

We had the most brilliant time, the first in which we’ve had Jonny home, although he did have to study for a lot of it and we spent most of our time with friends. A wedding with our Leytonstone lot kicked it off for the grown ups while Florence and Jimmy starred in the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre’s production of ‘The Vackees’ at The Garage in Norwich. I saw it earlier in the week and was beyond proud of them! That all followed with family fun of days out and fabulous Halloween fun all before Halloween actually came because Norfolk is clearly strange and did the holiday a week too soon – So… While half the country ARE on half term in the right week we will cuddle up on the sick bay stripey sofa and look back on our pictures of a brilliant school holiday!

My big two about to thread the boards – wonderfully proud of the pair of them!
And my Leytonstone Mum pals at Carly’s wedding, Carly was the first mum friend I met at antenatal class and she is now one of my dearest friends as are the other women in this picture – the wedding was awesome!
We went to the Castle Museum on Monday with my friend Sam and two of her tribe of five!
Tuesday was zoo day at Banham!
I made all the kids dress up most of the days – they love it really!
Florence wearing last year’s dress!
While looking about 25!
Yet still with all the time in the world for her baby brother!
The boys in matching – Raffie’s is a hand me down from Jimmy!
I’d just say they LOVE having Daddy home!
Raffie getting stuck into our winter picnic of choice – Heinz tomato soup!
Florence had her bestie stay over Tuesday night after we went to the theatre to see The Little Prince! This was them the next day at the slots in Cromer!
We picked up her brother on Wednesday morning and headed to Cromer for Amazona Zoo!
Which was fun!
Five kiddos on a day out might seem a lot but these ones were all so good that day it was a total pleasure!
I had as much fun as them!
We saw the animals!
Played!
Then headed to our favourite beach for some pumpkin carving and slot machine fun as well as chips before home!
I loved doing the pumpkins on the beach as there was no mess to clear up – the seagulls ate it!
People kept coming to say what a great idea it was!
It was just fluke and luck as I’d planned on going to a pumpkin patch on the way home always wanting to fit as much in as I can but it was too late so we had to grab some in the supermarket then head to the nearest place to do the carving!
The children loved it!
Thursday we hit Time and Tide Museum with Cookie Crumbles and her friends!
The kids loved all the craft activities!
And eating and playing in the Silver Darlings cafe which is the museum restaurant – it’s inexpensive and yummy!
Friday saw us off to Pensthorpe dressed up again!
We had a great day – I’ve written a separate post all about it!
Because it really is one of our favourite days out!
Loved by ALL of the children!
Look at him just sat in a puddle!
Totally happy about it!
Another day, another soup picnic!
I took hot chocolate in our flask too!
And then it was a weekend with my oldest friend Eve and her family!
We’ve got 3 children each of similar ages!
Like mothers…
Like daughters!
Age doesn’t change us!
See!
Our boys preferred to be cooler than us – this is Jimmy with Eve’s middle baby who is also my god son!

Ahhhh, missing the fun already!