Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Few Pictures Just For Fun

Just a few pictures of Hannah playing around having fun at home!

This is her last month of being 9 years old - double figures next month!!!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

A Trip To Southsea Castle

Southsea Castle was built in 1544 and was part of a series of fortifications built by Henry VIII  around England's coasts. In 1820 a lighthouse was added which is still in use today. The castle is small, but interesting and has a varied past including being used as a military prison for a time. We visited the castle with Hannah's friend Oscar, his mum and brother, and it was Dean's day off so he came too.

Henry VIII

Oscar and Hannah

Discovering how the lighthouse works!

Historical clothing quiz

All about cannons

Suit of armour on display

Suit of armour on daddy!


Hannah on a cannon

The view out to sea

Hannah and Oscar finished up with a spot of imaginary cannon racing!!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter 2014

Every Easter Saturday evening Hannah leaves a basket out for the Easter Bunny in the hope that she will find special gifts in it on Easter Sunday morning.

This year she decorated a little Easter tree to leave the basket under, and wrote a sweet little card to the Easter Bunny.

And the next morning....................................

Along with her Easter egg she also had a cuddly spring lamb, club penguin membership and kinder chocolate ladybird bag and a triple story CD of The Boxcar Children.

We went to my mum's house for Sunday lunch where Hannah had an Easter egg hunt, and we were joined by my dad, my sister and her partner.

A lovely Easter day!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sunny Garden Play

Yesterday Hannah spent most of the day out in the garden playing 'camping' with her doll Kit. We have been having such lovely warm weather that the apple blossom is out in full bloom and scenting the air, the birds are singing and nesting all around, and the garden is a lovely place to spend the day.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Catching Up

Ooops, I have fallen really behind with blogging (waiting for a new laptop cable to arrive!), but luckily it's been a quiet week so you haven't missed much!
Here are some of the things we have done -

Hannah had a campfire camp out for her American Girl doll Lanie (pictures taken by Hannah - well done Hannah)!

We have had a real campfire cook out for Granddad's birthday! He turned 81 last month, and we had a belated barbecue this week to celebrate. It was a beautiful day!

My mum, dad, sister and Hannah all together - my sister's partner also came but managed to duck out of the picture!
 It is the Easter school holidays here, so we caught up with Hannah's friend Coral and the girls had a lovely time together.

These two have been friends for 9 years, their whole lives, and Coral such a lovely friend to Hannah.

Finally,  Hannah has been crafting this week. She made some pretty spring fairies from a craft set that her nanny gave her. They turned out really well!

Now we are all caught up :-)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

At The Beach

Yesterday we decided that we all needed some fresh air, so we headed out to the beach. Hannah paddled, chased the waves and collected (far too many) shells to bring home!

We really are looking forward to summer now!