Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Happy birthday Al
We love you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mummy and daddy

Daddy teaches Coby 'that' old trick!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Birthday Bear Hunt

On Sunday we had a super time in Wendover Woods near Tring in Buckinghamshire. Al arranged the day out for his birthday and we were joined by Rob, Jo and Heath, Scott, Bobbie and Courtney, Rob, Dee and Alyssa, Michaela, Tony and Lola, Paula, Mark and Jasmine, Simone, Anthony, Jacob and Elijah. The kids loved it and the highlight was a bear hunt with Al as leader...

Coby & Courtney

Coby loves hide and seek

The bear hunt begins!

Jasmine & Lola join forces




Jasmine is on to something..

Ta dah! The bear is caught out

Once upon a time..


The gang hang out at the end of the day

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Marzipan Mushrooms

A super success! Mummy bought strawberry flavouring instead of red colouring, so used green and yellow instead and they came out orange and a revolting shade of green. Coby tasted the marzipan and proclaimed "eugh yucky" and then Al tasted one and spat it out!

They look pretty though...!

Monday, August 17, 2009

What A Beautiful Day!

We had a grand day out in London yesterday, exhausting too, but very memorable. We headed to Covent Garden and mooched around, lunched in the main square and watched Coby chase the pigeons. The sun was out and glorious but we wanted to show Coby the London Transport Museum. He enjoyed going on the buses and collecting stamps on the trail and we marvelled at how far London's transport system has come since the 1800's. I did prefer the older trams and trains to our modern day ones. A simple video showed the growth of the Underground since 1890 and small scale models showed how engineers created the tunnels.

We then treated ourselves to some candy floss while Coby wore himself out further on a trampoline. Then we walked up to the Duchess Theatre on Catharine Street to see the final performance of 'We're Going On A Bear hunt', an adaptation of Michael Rosen's famous book for children (We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we're not scared). Coby was mesmerised and, quite honestly, so were the parents. It was very imaginative and well done and we were particularly giggly when the cast fired water at the audience. This all bought us nicely to tea time so we treated Coby to his favourite bangers and mash at Sophie's Steak House before heading back home on the train - phew!

On a stick or in a bag?

Coby's first taste of cotton candy



Mum needs a drink!