A little catch up, a lot of cake & some photos too!

This last few weeks have been pretty wild. From birthdays to celebration dinners, from birthday treasure hunts to Father’s day. From day trips out to playing out in the glorious sunshine we’ve been blessed with, lately. Not forgetting the kids finishing school for the summer; so it’s been all systems go lately. So I figured I’d pop on for a little catch-up, because, well, I’ve not exactly had the chance to write this style of post for a while. Better late than never…

So, yes, I mentioned birthdays. Firstly, I turned the grand old age of 38 {deary me} that came around far quicker than I would’ve liked. Also, in my head, I am still 21 {even though my bones are beginning to harshly remind me that I am not}. I have a few more grey hairs {OK, more than a few} than I did when I was 37; but hey! I got a pretty cool birthday treasure hunt {my Husbands annual tradition}, spoiled with lovely gifts and a delicious cake. Which, as cakes for us Mums go, everyone else scoffed it before you had a chance to enjoy any! 

My eldest daughter also became an official teenager. Which I am still in utter disbelief about! I can remember so many little moments from her first steps, first words, her first day of Primary school, then going onto high school and I just cannot fathom how thirteen years have gone by so fast. But here we are. I threw her a Harry Potter Birthday party and I have to say, it went pretty well! 

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Harry Potter

We enjoyed a pretty amazing day at the Bangor Sea Festival – we just had little Annabelle on that too {which was strange}. This is the joys of being a co-parenting family and the older kids were having time with their Dad that day. But it was also pretty nice to have some long overdue, one on one time with our youngest. 

Days out in Bangor

Days out in Bangor

Days out in Bangor

Days out in Bangor

Days out in Bangor

We had a Princesses and Knights day at school and Annabelle being who she is, wanted to go as both. I absolutely love that about her. She knows exactly who she is, even at the tender age of five and she certainly knows what she likes and prefers. I just loved that she went to her themed school day as a Knight Princess. 

Schooldays

Schooldays

We had the end of the year school fair at my children’s school – we got great weather for it, too! There were so many fun stalls, from a hook a duck, throw a wet sponge at a teacher {which the kids all particularly enjoyed – I wonder why!}, there were dinky doughnuts {my Achilles heel} as well as inflatables and much more. It’s only on for 2hrs but the kids really enjoy it. This year, there was even an Army Cadet shooting range set up and my Annabelle made a bee-line for it as soon as she saw it. That’s my girl! 

Shooting range

Shooting range

Shooting range

What else have we been up to? Oh yes! My eldest girl had her summer exams and I could not be more proud to share that she smashed every single one of them. She has a smart head that one, and even though she could do with a little more confidence in herself & her abilities – I’m sure she’ll do just as good in Year 10! God, Year 10, already! How has that happened? 

She also got her hair cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust – the second time in two years! So proud of her.

Little princess trust

The kids have now finished school for the summer – hurrah! I am already loving the slow mornings and the time with the kids. The sunshine we’re having too has made everything so much nicer because we’ve been out in the garden, in the pool, having water fights, you name it, we’ve done it. 

Summer fun

Summer fun

Summer fun

Summer fun

Summer fun

Summer fun

So there you have it, a little catch-up – or not so little due to the number of photos I have included! I am sure there is more, but I will leave that for another time. If you’re in N.Ireland, I hope you are having a wonderful school summer holidays so far, and for all of you elsewhere – I hope your kids finish soon! 

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