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Easter in a flash! Part 1 April 23, 2012

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Well my plan to keep my blog updated during the easter holidays failed. Think I was kept a bit to busy for that 🙂

Madalaine did a grand job of sticking to not eating toast for lent. It was something she loved and decided to give up herself. Think it took will-power some mornings getting ready for school!

So during the holidays I was on a hunt for things we could do to get out the house, but for as little money as possible..

Madalaine had a sleepover for a night in Dumfries, then as mentioned in the earlier post we had a couple of nights sleepover at home. A trip to Cream o Galloway in the awful weather and a trip to Stranraer to play at the park. (We did take a detour via Logan Botanical Gardens on the hope to attend a paper making activity.. But it happened to be the wrong day.. Oops.) Anyhow, the kids had fun playing on the ship..

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After a go on the train around the park, a play on the ship and a go on the park..

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..we decided it was too windy and to head somewhere a little more sheltered.

Kirroughtree ahoy! For a little girl that used to be too scared to go on the wooden balance boards a few years ago; her confidence must be building. She did not make it all the way along.. But she gave it a good go!

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Aww Taylor, such a gorgeous boy. Have to say I was a little envious of him being all snuggled up and toasty in the wind!

We went to the chocolate factory one day.. What a rip off to get into! But Madalaine loved it, she got to play inside on their adventure play area.. Make a chocolate easter egg.. A marshmallow caterpillar and a solid circle decorated with sweets. I noticed she had to test the chocolate she was using on numerous occasions.. Just to ensure the quality was to a high standard ;p

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She also enjoyed playing outside.. Especially on the dinosaur. She preferred the smaller one.. While Perri prefered the huge one! 

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Very brave! Madalaine also enjoyed sharing a slush puppy drink.. Her face when she got brain freeze after gulping it down was hilarious!! Poor thing!

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Easter in a flash! Part 2 April 19, 2012

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After Perri and Taylor had gone home we took Jay for a couple of nights to have a sleepover. Being just a bit older than Madalaine they seem to get on well. But only for so long! I think the day before it was time to go home bossy Madalaine came out to play. They had spent too much time together and it was really starting to show. Being an only child she must be used to having some regular quiet time lol! We had a visit to the park again (cheap, cheerful and fun), and Madalaine wanted to take Jay to her Nana’s to meet the dog Jake and the chickens. Jay fed the chucks and they both checked the hut for eggs.

They found two freshly laid eggs and took them home for the following days breakfast.

Yumyum, have to say how much I prefer the taste of freshly laid, organic, free range hen eggs to shop bought ones.

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Easter Ice Cream.. With a helping of snow.. April 3, 2012

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The Easter Holidays have commenced, the thought of children on a sugar high in a frantic frenzie before they crash with a BANG.. is kind of like the start to a terrible horror movie! But then again..if that sugar comes from Cream o’Galloway icecream I could probably be tempted 😉

The idea today was to head down there and get involved with their ‘wildlife and bird’ arty stuff.. But when we arrived the last thing we wanted to do was get blown away standing outside! The wind was bitter and the hail was turning to snow! So of course the only other thing for it was to go get icecream! 😀

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Madalaine had chocolate, Perri had vanilla, Sam had mango and lemon curd, I had mint choc chip and Taylor had a taste of it all!

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Perri enjoyed her’s that much I wondered whether she had inhaled it! It was gone that fast I didn’t even manage to get a photo!

I personally love Cream o’ Galloway icecream, but sometimes it is a bit too rich and creamy! Two years ago Sam took me to a little place outside of Dumfries called Drummuir Farm. It was like a smaller scale Cream o Galloway, the icecream was slightly cheaper, and their park free. Their icecream was as good as, if not better than, Cream o Galloway’s. If you haven’t been I would highly recommend it.

Tired and grumpy children however.. I would not recommend. Their sugar high was spent exploring the indoor adventure area, so by the time it came to leave they appeared to be feeling rather.. irritable. Bless. That includes the big kid Sam btw 😉 ..although she will probably tell me off for saying that! LOL!

Sleepy time now, the girls are having a sleep over and Taylor crashed out and is now.snoring heavily in the travel cot.. is it my turn yet?? ♡

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