Last week was the last week of school for us and apart from a school disco for Toby it was a quiet one as usual. This weekend though was a little bit different. For the second time ever we left the boys overnight with my mum and dad and went away.
Last time we left Toby and Gabe with my parents we all ended up with a stomach bug and while we were being sick in London my mum and dad were at our house dealing with poorly boys! With no one being ill this time we were hopeful it would be a better experience for everyone and the boys did us proud.
On Saturday Barry and I left Toby and Gabe with my mum in the afternoon while we went over to West Yorkshire for my sister-in-law’s 40th birthday party. We had a fab night (and a peaceful sleep in a hotel), and thankfully the boys slept all night too and even stayed in bed until their Groclock told them it was time to get up!
On Sunday my parents came over to Yorkshire with the boys and after a couple of hours at my brother’s house we went for a walk before having tea in a lovely pub. We walked (along with some of the other people who were there to celebrate Becca’s birthday) to the highest beach in the UK – Gaddings Dam, at 355m above sea level!
Just look at this picture – you’d think Toby was at the seaside wouldn’t you?
I was so proud of both the boys – it was a steep walk up hill to get to the (admittedly very small) beach, the path was really uneven and quite muddy in places, and it was super-windy. Apart from Gabe saying ‘I’m a little bit tired now’ when we got near the top, neither of them complained at all.
We didn’t stay at the top for long – just long enough for a few pictures and a chocolate biscuit from Grandad’s emergency rations!
I was trying to take a picture to show how windy it was – I asked Gabe to show me how he was nearly getting blown over…. but he decided that it meant he needed to blow instead. So here he is, getting ready to blow the wind back to where it was coming from!
It’s half term for us this week. Barry is still working though so we’ve not got any big plans – we’ve got a few days out and probably a fair amount of time at home playing video games as that’s what the boys seem to love more than anything at the moment.
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