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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Look at my sandy hands!
Rebecca wrote special messages in the sand.
Dave and the kids found sea creatures, such as crabs.
Rebecca stands in front of her “Happy’s Mother’s Day” message.
Rebecca made trails and patterns in the sand.
This photo is “proper Pembrokeshire” with the Pembrokeshire flag flying high in the blue sky.
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!
I love this picture! Izzy got photobombed by a dog!
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!
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!
Isabelle loves throwing sand into the water. Plop! She loves throwing rocks in too, not pebbles, rocks!
Isabelle, with sandy hands, snacks on a muffin.
Izzy was excited to see Nanny, Jo Jo and Cerys arrive.
Then we spotted Daddy and Rebecca at the top of the beach.
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.
We looked up and spotted Dave and Rebecca again!
The harbour is alongside the beach, so Dave can have no escape from boats even on his day off.
The kids were busy building, making and problem solving together.
We love making shadows on the beach.
These buoys were floating in the water by the time we left.
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!
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).
The three mums out for the day!
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.
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.
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!
Me and the kids.
We can see you, Caitlyn!
My two youngest, Caitlyn and Isabelle are so adorable when they together.
Caitlyn acts quite differently when she is with each of her different siblings.
She loves her turn to be the big sister, but also has the chance to act a bit younger when she is with Izzy.
The clothes in this photo belong to the kids! Nanny and Jo Jo were not stripping off behind there!
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!
I can hear the waves crashing and the sea gulls squawking in this photo.
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.
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.
Then we popped back round to Nanny’s to give her cards and presents.
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!
Dave had help playing in the form of Izzy who insisted he carry her as he ran around!
Danny in goal.
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!