Me & Mine // A Family Portrait (October 2018)

Wow! Where did October disappear to? The boys were off for half term last week but we didn’t do very much. In fact I can’t remember what we’ve done in October at all! I started the month with a weekend away at Croft House in the Lake District with some other lovely bloggers, the following weekend Barry had a night out with his friends and other than that we’ve done a lot of relaxing at home and watching Star Wars films!

Speaking of Star Wars – if you read my Living Arrows post this week you might know we went to Spaceport in Wallasey last week. It’s a space museum but they also had a Star Wars exhibition on so we thought the boys would enjoy it. It wasn’t our most successful day out – Gabe was scared of the people dressed as Star Wars characters when we first arrived and then just moaned until I gave up and took him to the cafe next door.

Despite being scared Gabe did give Darth Vader a high five and have his picture taken with him. In fact Barry joked I should just use this as our Me & Mine picture this month!

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S P A C E // Today we had a day (well it ended up just being morning really) at Spaceport in Wallasey. There was a Star Wars memorabilia exhibition on and a chance to meet some of the characters, and even do Jedi training. Both boys like space, and have recently been watching the Star Wars films so on paper it should have been a great day out. As soon as we got there though Gabe was scared of the characters (although he wasn’t too bad with Darth Vader – it was Darth Maul that freaked him out). That then just completely unsettled him, he wasn’t interested in the space displays and just wanted to leave. We tried to persevere for a bit but he wasn’t having it so Gabe and I went to the cafe next door while Toby and Daddy carried on having a look around. We ended up coming home not long after lunch but we did still make it out to Pizza Hut for dinner so the day ended on a happy note at least 🍕 #daysoutwithkids #whendaysoutdontgotoplan

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Our actually family picture this month was taken after we’d left Spaceport. You can just see the Liver Birds of Liverpool behind us over the other side of the Mersey.

October Me & Mine family portrait

I was trying to set my phone up on a little tripod thing I’ve got when a man stopped and asked if we’d like him to take the picture. Unfortunately Toby was refusing to look at the camera because we wouldn’t buy him any tat from the museum shop, but other than that I think its a pretty good picture of us!

Toby and Gabe are back at school and nursery as we head in November. I’m hoping for a few quiet weeks before the Christmas madness starts in full force!

 

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