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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Mother's Day on Saundersfoot Beach, Pembrokeshire 2014 #Countrykids

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Hello!  I'm late writing up this week's #CountryKids post.  I planned to write up a post about our time spent in the park last week.  However, on Friday night I was so busy I didn't get round to it!  

Then we had such a lovely Country Kids day out for Mother's day on Sunday that I couldn't resist jumping ahead and writing up this one first instead!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

I had an unplanned lie in on Sunday morning as I had arrived fairly late home from the Cardiff Bloggers Spring Meet, which took place on Saturday, and of course the clocks sprang forward.   After the usual Mother's Day cuppa, breakfast and cards and presents in bed, we decided to go out for a day on the beach with chips to eat, as we knew it would be a lot more relaxing and fun than taking the kids out to a restaurant.  

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

After a toss up between Tenby and Saundersfoot, we eventually decided on Saundersfoot beach.  The carpark is right beside the beach so it is really convenient and easy to get to with young kids.  We paid £5 for all day parking so we didn't have to clock watch.


Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

We were so lucky and it was a beautiful day, not exactly sunny, but lovely and warm.  We had no need for our coats and the kids stripped off reminding me that I will now have to start packing swimming costumes again for our beach outings

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

The beach was busy enough for Saundersfoot businesses to profit from the nice day, but still empty enough for everyone to have plenty of space.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Look at my sandy hands!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Rebecca wrote special messages in the sand.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Dave and the kids found sea creatures, such as crabs.  

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Rebecca stands in front of her "Happy's Mother's Day" message.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Rebecca made trails and patterns in the sand.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

This photo is "proper Pembrokeshire" with the Pembrokeshire flag flying high in the blue sky.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Danny standing at the top of the beach.  Dave and the kids get on and off the beach this way, climbing up the rocks, while I have to walk the long, boring way round!  It's too steep for me!  At least they can take the bags up this way so I don't have to carry lots!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea


Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

I love this picture!  Izzy got photobombed by a dog!  

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Some rocks make the best seats.  As I write this, I have end of the day achey feet and could do with a little paddle in the cold sea!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

This isn't the best photo but it reminds me how Danny tricked and teased me!  We had only found small living crabs, then Danny came up and showed me a decent sized crab in his net.  I asked if it was alive, he told me it was and I praised him for finding a big crab...then laughing he put the crab on the sand and I could see it was just an empty shell!  All living creatures were put carefully back in their homes after we'd found them!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Isabelle loves throwing sand into the water.  Plop!  She loves throwing rocks in too, not pebbles, rocks!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Isabelle, with sandy hands, snacks on a muffin.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Izzy was excited to see Nanny, Jo Jo and Cerys arrive.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea


Then we spotted Daddy and Rebecca at the top of the beach.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

I'm not sure that I have ever been to a beach before without a walk down to the water's edge to watch the waves coming in and paddle, but for some reason we only walked down as far as the harbour.  The tide was out quite far and we had plenty of rock pools to play in.  Later when the tide had met the Harbour, we stayed up by the rocks.  It was only when I looked at the photos I realised that we hadn't been all the way down to the sea.  I can't wait for our first proper swim of the year.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

We looked up and spotted Dave and Rebecca again!


Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

The harbour is alongside the beach, so Dave can have no escape from boats even on his day off.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

The kids were busy building, making and problem solving together.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

We love making shadows on the beach. 

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

These buoys were floating in the water by the time we left.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mum and I went up to collect our chippy dinner.  It cost £16 to feed nine people.  That's probably less than we would have spent on making a picnic.  We also bought our own drinks and chocolate chip muffins!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

I love this photo.  Izzy looks so small, looking up to Daddy (you can also spot Danny and Rebecca wandering off with a red beachball). 

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

The three mums out for the day!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

We looked up to see Danny playing a game with Cerys.  They bowed to each other and placed their hands to each other.  We thought this was very sweet.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea


We then realised that Danny was starting a game of wrestling with her...to see who could push the opponent out of the marked circle first.  We had to quickly shout to Danny to get him to stop and remind him that he's bigger and stronger than his little cousin so it wasn't at all fair.  

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Here Dave is pretending to throw Rebecca into the water- she doesn't look happy about this!  He did eventually manage to get a giggle out of her!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Me and the kids.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

We can see you, Caitlyn!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

My two youngest, Caitlyn and Isabelle are so adorable when they together.

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Caitlyn acts quite differently when she is with each of her different siblings.  

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

She loves her turn to be the big sister, but also has the chance to act a bit younger when she is with Izzy.  

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

The clothes in this photo belong to the kids!  Nanny and Jo Jo were not stripping off behind there!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

I love these cute little Daffodils planted all around the traditional Daffs.  I had good karma and after admiring this selection of Daffodils, when we went round to see Granny and Grampy they gave me a bunch of various daffodils from their garden so I had yellow, white and mini daffs!  Thank you!

Mother's Day 2014 Saundersfoot Beach Pembrokeshire Wales Family Fun Sea

I can hear the waves crashing and the sea gulls squawking in this photo.

Slepping kids car

We stayed slightly longer than planned on the beach and therefore Danny went really blue around the lips.  We got him settled in the car and he ended up sleeping on Caitlyn during the journey home.  She didn't mind as she realised he needed to rest.  I wanted to get a photo of them like this, but when I stopped the car, it disturbed Caitlyn and Danny moved off her.  We went to see Granny and Grampy.  Dave carried a sleeping Danny into the house and layed him on the spare bed.  

Danny sleep cuddle isabelle

He slept for about half an hour and then woke up refreshed and with more colour in his face.  izzy climbed into bed for a cuddle with him as he came around.

Kids Children Family Fun Garden Games Football

Then we popped back round to Nanny's to give her cards and presents.

Kids Children Family Fun Garden Games Football

We had a play in the garden.  We had a fun game of football.  I think all the adults fell over a few times.  I know I did and I did accidentally trip Dave up too!  Sorry Dave, it was not a tackle, honest!

Kids Children Family Fun Garden Games Football

Dave had help playing in the form of Izzy who insisted he carry her as he ran around!

Kids Children Family Fun Garden Games Football

Danny in goal.

Kids Children Family Fun Garden Games Football

I love this reaction to a goal for their team!

We stayed playing out in the garden until 8pm and it was still lovely.  I love having this extra hour so we can enjoy more outdoor play and family barbecues!

The only sadness was it was Sunday night and time to get ready for school.  

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

I think I'm going to be tired all this week missing that lost hour!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
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13 comments

  1. haven't been to saundersfoot for years! looks like you had a fabulous and fun filled day.

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  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona)1 April 2014 at 09:47

    I love everything about this post. It would be my perfect Mother's Day. Plenty of fresh air and space for the kids, chips on the beach so no cooking for you and no stress of kids in a restaurant. Great company and great fun shines through every photo. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  3. fritha strickland1 April 2014 at 10:44

    Oh I love pembs! looks like the best day! x

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  4. I wish I lived by the sea, I'm always jealous when I see posts like this!

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  5. How wonderful, sounds like a lovely day

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  6. Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl1 April 2014 at 17:08

    Such a beautiful beach! Love it x

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  7. SlummySingleMummy1 April 2014 at 17:38

    Wow, looks like you had a great day! Always good to have a muffin to hand I say :-)

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  8. Lovely photos, looks like a great day! x

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  9. Looks like the perfect day!

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  10. I love Pembrokeshire. You're making me want to visit again!

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  11. Wild & Grizzly2 April 2014 at 20:39

    The beach is always a great idea, even on chillier days. It looks like you had a great time x

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  12. It looks like you had so much fun. I LOVE the photo of little Izzy where she is being photobombed by the dog, one for the album! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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