So the time came and Kayleigh has now graduated from Playgroup. It had been a lovely year at St Barnabas Playgroup. I am so happy she got to go there and am very happy that Peyton gets to go in a couple of years.
The graduation was so beautiful, Kayleigh looked absolutely gorgeous in the graduation gown and cap. Them later on the children did a play of The Gruffalo and Kayleigh and Imogen got to be the mouse (the main part!), although Imogen refused to do it on the day so Kayleigh did it alone. I was so proud of her 🙂 she did very well! Kayleigh then “graduated” with a degree in P.E. because she loves jumping, climbing and running around. My mum, brothers fiancée and Jai came (although didn’t stay too long after)- we had a bit to eat afterwards as the playgroup hosted a buffet. My mum and brothers fiancée were annoying today too and seemed to be funny that I was chatting to friends there.
Well my Godson, Leo, was christened on 22nd June 2014. We came straight from our holiday in Devon to Bristol for the christening. Jai had to get dressed there as he’d forgotten his suit and my brother brought it around for him. I got some lovely cuddles with Leo before the christening, although when Jai held him our girls got very jealous haha! It was a nice basic christening but was annoying that everyone dressed up except Louis, Leo’s dad, who came in shorts and a t-shirt and looked a state. The little “party” after was held at their flat which was a bit cramped. Annoyingly during this time I tried to mingle a bit but no one else actually spoke to Jai. It’s awful the way my family treat him for no reason what so ever. So he didn’t enjoy the time at all.
I cannot believe I’m writing this and that my little girl is now 4 years old! She got very spoilt on her birthday. We’d got her a trampoline as her main present and then the Frozen dolls (elsa from Peyton and Anna from her uncle Peter). She got lots of other bits and pieces as well.
We then spent the day out at Cotswold Wildlife Park, which has become a tradition for us. I had to travel up there with my brother and his fiancée as Jai was taking our girls and also his sister and niece (my mum and dad also met us there). We had a nice time at the park (despite the initial downpour of rain as we arrived) and watched the penguin feeds, wondered around the park viewing animals and we also saw baby meerkats and baby lemurs, which were so cute. I think my girls had a good day but for me it was ruined by my family who were moody as hell all day. They didn’t seem to want to do anything, and they seemed to get a bit moody when we decided to go for food at around 12pm due to the children being hungry as they all usually eat around 1pm! After their behaviour I doubt I’ll invite them again!
Then we had her birthday party the next day, held at one of the local churches. We made the decorations and food, and my mum made the cakes for us. So say my family were going to come early and help us get set up, but they mostly just watched us get ready! It was a nice party, hard work trying to keep the kids happy and the party going smoothly and hard to mingle amongst the parents who stayed too. We had the bouncy castle from the church and also played pass the parcel and pin the nose of Olaf, as it was a Disney Frozen themed party. It was a fun party and everyone seemed to have fun. My friend Sophia was very helpful during the party – giving out name stickers and helping us cut the cake (although my mum and brother complain as she cut into wedges not squares to make it go further!)- so we all never really got any cake. Then after the party was over my family just stood there and watched me, Jai and Sophia clean the place. My brother actually said “you need a broom”, I got one and handed it to him and he said “I’m not doing it!”. It was very annoying. But Kayleigh had a fun time and had a load of presents from the party so she wasn’t complaining.
We had a brilliant holiday back in June 2014.. We went to Cofton Country Holiday Park in South Devon and had a brilliant time. We spent most of the time around the camp site as there is so much to do that there isn’t much reason to leave. We enjoyed playing in both the indoor and outdoor pools.
We also took some days off the site, we went to Dawlish Warren to play in the bigger arcade out there. They have a selection of games for children and for adults. There are games where you can win tokens to put towards prizes at the end. The girls loved it there, although for Peyton it was more of the pretty lights than the games themselves. Also over the weekend they have free face painting so Kayleigh got hers done (granted it only stayed about 30mins before she started rubbing at it and we took it off!).
We did also take a day trip over to Exmouth. We drove to Starcross and took the ferry from Starcross over to Exmouth. The girls loved going across on the ferry and the beach over there is a little bit nicer than Dawlish beaches. We went into the town to have some food first and then over to the beach.
The rest of the time was spending lounging around the caravan or around on the sun deck off of the new complex on site.
The only negative part of the week was that my parents (we’d borrowed their seasonal caravan) forgot to let us borrow their loyalty card so we had to pay full price on all the food and drink on site. Which was a shame as we’d planned to not cook at all throughout the holiday.