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We’re going on an Adventure!

Last Sunday, we had our first time out as a family of six. We had all left the house on quite a few occasions (just in case you were wondering!) since Wriggly was born three weeks ago, but not all at the same time. For our first outing together, we decided to go to our local park, just a couple of minutes away from home. We took a picnic with us, complete with drinks, Brie sandwiches, crisps, little cakes and ‘coco loca’ lollipops, as Beanie keeps calling them. Isn’t it the sweetest thing when they learn new words and mispronounce them slightly for a bit?

Crevette took his bike, which his granddad extraordinaire (or Poppy as we all call him) taught him to ride without stabilisers a couple of weeks ago. Beanie took her scooter and Jumpy ran all the way with hubby following closely in her stride. Despite my lack of balance, I managed to walk quite straight as I was pushing the pram. It was my first time out of the house since I caught labyrinthitis, and I have been going out every day since as the symptoms are easing (yippee!).

As soon as we arrived at the park, we took the blanket out and had our first picnic of the year together. I do love a picnic!

Picnic in the Park

Crevette (5 years 11 months) was just really eager to ride his bike and I have to say I am impressed by his confidence even though he had just started riding it.

Beanie (3 years 9 months) was just running around everywhere, making friends, helping her little sister, going on the slide arms first. She also went for a bit of see saw action, her way.

Creative on the See Saw

Jumpy (1 year 8 months) spent ages on the swings and the see saw. She absolutely loves that and after Beanie had had enough bouncing with her, I took over.

Wriggly was blissfully unaware and sleeping peacefully in the pram.

Sleepy Baby

Hubby pushed the girls on the swings, to their utter delight, and we just enjoyed being together in a quiet park. We only stayed there for about an hour as the weather was getting cold and Wriggly woke up rather desperate for a feed (i.e. screaming at the top of her lungs), but we had a great time and I enjoyed being out of the house after being bedridden for a few days.

This post is my entry for the #littleadventures Linky Challenge sponsored by Barny.

Barny copie

Crevette and Beanie absolutely love both the chocolate and the strawberry sponge snacks, which were the ideal dessert on a day out. I have also used them as an after school snack and put them in Crevette’s lunchbox this week. When I am nursing Wriggly and feel a bit peckish, I am quite partial to the chocolate ones. I like the fact those snacks are individually wrapped, free from artificial colours and preservatives and they are on my shopping list for this week-end. They will be perfect for our long car journey to France in August, and for our little adventures whilst we are there, whether it be going to the beach, fishing by the lake, picking fruit or improvising a picnic in my mum’s garden. I just wish they had a ‘free from’ version for Jumpy.

I was sent two packs of Barny sponge snacks as free samples. No payment was received for this post. All opinions and photos are my own.

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  1. Kim Carberry
    04/07/2014 / 5:35 pm

    Aww! What a great outing! I do love a nice picnic! #WotW

    • Mel
      04/07/2014 / 5:46 pm

      Hoping the weather will stay warm and dry so we can have another one soon!

  2. 04/07/2014 / 7:46 pm

    I hear you on the free from….. and HOW CUTE is Wriggly? #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • Mel
      04/07/2014 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks! Are you going to the Allergy show this week-end?

  3. Julie's Family Kitchen
    04/07/2014 / 10:45 pm

    It’s so lovely to hear you’ve all been out together, it sounds like you all had a great time. It’s great that you’re starting to feel better, it’s certainly not something you need when looking after a newborn. Have to say Wriggly is absolutely adorable. xx

    • Mel
      06/07/2014 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks a lot, Julie. x

  4. TalesofaTwinMum
    05/07/2014 / 2:50 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been well but great that you can get out now the weather is so lovely. We love a good picnic too! How many times did you hear “you’ve got your hands full” while walking to the park? I usually lose count and I only have three under five! X

    • Mel
      06/07/2014 / 2:32 pm

      More times than I can recall! Really enjoying this glorious weather and hoping it lasts. x

  5. 05/07/2014 / 11:02 pm

    Yay for getting out of the house ALL TOGETHER – and glad you are feeling much better. I can’t imagine organising a household of six! – you are amazing That sleeping photo of Wriggly is too gorgeous too. Hope there are lots more sunny days to come this summer for more picnics! x

    • Mel
      06/07/2014 / 2:31 pm

      Fingers crossed for the nice weather to stay all summer!

  6. 06/07/2014 / 1:17 pm

    A great first outing for all the family to enjoy and I’m glad you are improving each day! Thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely photos with Country Kids.

    • Mel
      06/07/2014 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks Fiona! x

  7. ~Merlinda~ (@pixiedusk)
    06/07/2014 / 10:08 pm

    Sounds like a fun day! Good to hear about your ear getting a lot better. Hopefully Labyrith thingy will be gone soon =) #wotw

    • Mel
      06/07/2014 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks Merlinda. It is great to feel like ‘me’ again!

  8. Faded Seaside Mama
    07/07/2014 / 10:33 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day out and the perfect way to ease yourself into things. Really glad you’re starting to feel better too – I’m sure fun days out must help. Take care (and super-cute baby photo – keep sharing!).

    • Mel
      07/07/2014 / 11:45 pm

      I am back to my normal self now, yippee! Lots of rest and some fresh air helped a lot. She is a cutie, isn’t she?

  9. 09/07/2014 / 10:25 pm

    Just beautiful photos and must be amazing to finally head out all 6 of you! I love a picnic too! Sometimes we even have them on the lounge floor or our garden x

    • Mel
      10/07/2014 / 9:55 am

      We do that, too. A picnic always makes me feel like we are in the middle of the summer, even if we are in the living room on a blanket!

  10. franglaisemummy
    22/07/2014 / 7:44 pm

    So lovely to hear about your family outing and how gorgeous does Wriggly look? I’m so impressed about what you manage!

    • Mel
      22/07/2014 / 9:57 pm

      It was just a quick trip to our local park but it was great to be out all together.

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