Our weekend was wonderful - time spent chilling out, catching up on family news, watching the children playing whilst us "oldies" took walks down memory lane with Mom and my sisters, which had us all peeing our pants with laughter as we remembered the crazy things we got up to as kids.
We gave "little W" a water table as one of his birthday gifts, which he loved.....so much so that within seconds he was undressed and attempting to climb up and sit in it - he certainly loves the water and isn't afraid of it at all, which is a good thing as my guys are planning on teaching him to surf next summer.
My wee nephews party was a huge success but I'll admit to forgetting just how much hard work toddlers can be!
My back is in two as Ive spent most of the weekend walking around the garden holding my nephews hand....he took 10 independent steps for the first time on Sunday afternoon and my Sis called this afternoon, to say he had managed 20 more today :D
J was a complete star and spent so much of his time with "little W" trying to teach him to walk - it really was heartwarming watching J being so gentle and encouraging towards his cousin and I'm sure he felt as if he had accomplished something when he saw "little W" take his first steps.
We braved the crowds and took the little one to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor park yesterday....OMGoodness - NEVER again will we venture to such a place on Bank Holiday Monday - it was utter madness as the entire park was heaving with people.
I almost gave up the will to live after standing in queue after queue...if it wasn't for the permanent huge smile on "little W's" face I would have given up and called it a day!
We said our goodbyes and headed home.....thankful that its not so long til we get to see them all again.....as much as I love living by the sea, I do miss having my extended family close by.
So - its back home and time to start the "back to school" shopping regime, only this time I have to go buying stuff for me too, as I enrol at Uni on the 10th Sept.....that came round far quicker than expected....YIKES!!!