Posted on June 6, 2016

Instagram Weekly 23rd May – 5th June

Instagram Weekly

This morning the kids have happily gone off to school after a fantastic half term up north. We spent the week at my sister’s house as they went off to Italy for the week. It was really nice to explore Durham and the surrounding areas a bit more. My bathroom work has started this morning so it is pretty chaotic here but hopefully it will be worth it when it is all done! I’m very excited to have a brand new bathroom 🙂

Here are my favourite photos from the last couple of weeks 🙂

Bedtime hugs. #day144 #instagram366 #sonia2016366 #project366

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I just love this photo of my youngest two having a cuddle at bedtime. They bicker and fight almost constantly so it is lovely to capture their affection.

We were very lucky to win the huge bean bag on Twitter a couple of weeks ago! The kids absolutely love it 🙂

We loved watching our caterpillars turn into butterflies. If you haven’t done it yet I would highly recommend it.

I just adore this photo of Bugs with one of the butterflies. He really loved them, Boo was a bit nervous when they were on her but Bugs couldn’t get enough 🙂

I really love getting to go to school and seeing my kids in their environment. They love it too but I always feel so bad for the kids that don’t have any parents there so I try and involve those in whatever we are doing too.

Bugs searching for sea glass on the beach. We found loads and are putting it all in a glass jar at home 🙂

There is a lovely wood near my sister’s house which we walked in, the flare from the sun was amazing!

That’s another National Trust property ticked off our list. We loved our day at Gibside.

My sister has a fab garden for the kids to play in. Our garden at home is really small so they are very jealous and missing this space now.

On our last day up north we spent at the seaside doing traditional English seaside things like eating delicious fish & chips, riding on the fun fair and playing on a chilly beach 😉 It was awesome!

I wish I could live by the sea. ?

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I feel such calm by the sea, it is my goal to live nearer one day!

That’s it for this week… If you’re not already following me, please do come and connect – You can find me as Sonia2011 ?

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16 Comments

  • Reply Ninjacat June 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely family time x

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily June 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Aw that first photo of them hugging is adorable – I love photos like that x

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum June 7, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    So glad you had a great half term. I too love it when my bickering kids finally decide to cuddle up and be nice to each other. Mich x

  • Reply Jen June 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Gibside is so great to explore. We were away for half term, but next time you are in the area let me know.

  • Reply Hannah June 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Wow it looks like you had a fab week, such great photos x

  • Reply Kara Guppy June 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Wow, you did well to get the butterflies to land on their hands – how did you manage that?

  • Reply Sonya Cisco June 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Aww they are so sweet together – cant get mine to stop arguing for long enough to have their pics taken! Love the butterfly pics – awesome!

  • Reply Louise June 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Such beautiful photos – what a great week you have had. I have heard good things about Gibside from a friend who live near there. Well done to the kids on managing 10K! x

  • Reply Anna Nuttall June 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Have your children ever been to the butterfly house at London Zoo? It a big greenhouse filled with butterfly and it an amazing experience. xx

  • Reply Fozia S June 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Aww love that first picture! I have been considering getting the butterfly kit….tempted now to order

  • Reply JuggleMum, Nadine Hill June 6, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I love the beach shots – it’s great to feel the sand between your toes!

  • Reply Kate Tunstall June 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I particularly love the photo of them both with the butterflies, what a fab idea!

  • Reply Gill June 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Lovely pictures, looks like you all had a fab time xx

  • Reply Rachel June 6, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Aww the ebdtime hugs photo is just so adorably cute x

  • Reply Joanna June 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    What a lovely half term love your photos. Looking at the photos of the beach makes me excited for summer.

  • Reply angela hamilton June 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Lovely photos. I adore butterflies, they are so delicate and beautiful x

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