April feels like it has flown by, but in a really good way.
Steve took some time off work during the Easter holidays so we all got to spend a lot of time together. I think it did us all a lot of good, just slowing down and taking that time out of the normal routine to just ‘be’ together.
The end of the month though seems to suddenly be upon us, and so it’s time for my little list of things I’ve liked and loved in April.
Being out in the garden with my family
We’ve spent quite a bit of time in the back garden this month. Steve has put a lot of work into clearing out the flower beds and cutting everything back, with Nerys helping as much as she possibly can! It’s made a big difference, and means we can now use the garden a bit more. I’ve had washing hanging on the line which makes me strangely happy, we’ve had an Easter egg hunt and a Pokemon hunt out there and have had great fun playing with Rhys’ new water pistols.
Making my niece extremely happy with her YUUbag
One of my nieces has been after one of these amazing YUUbags for a while now, so was thrilled when I told her I was being sent one for us to review together! The bags are all really funky, but practical too. They’re ergonomically designed, meaning they’re a great choice for growing children. Looking around the YUUworld website you can see how passionate they are about encouraging good posture and looking after children’s backs which I think is fantastic.
My full review will be up on the blog soon, but in the meantime go and check the bags out on their site because they have 20% off at the moment!
Celebrating Rhys’ 6th birthday
Rhys turned 6 this month which I still can’t quite get my head around. He had been saying for months that he wanted either a Pokemon or Minecraft themed birthday party, so in the end we went for a bit of a Pokemon theme. I bought a pack of little Pokemon figures and hid them round the garden for him and his friends to find, and his birthday cake was decorated to look like a pokeball.
Like last year’s angry birds cake, I can’t take the credit for this. I mean, I baked the actual cake, but Steve did all the decorating. I was rather impressed with his skills! We learnt from last year though and bought ready-coloured icing rather than trying to get white icing to take on a proper red shade from food colouring!
Visiting Oystermouth castle
I have lived in Swansea for nearly 17 years now, and am slightly ashamed at the list of places that I still haven’t been to in the area!
I can now tick one place off that list though, as we went to visit Oystermouth castle in the school holidays. It was pretty quiet when we went which was really nice as it meant the children could run around a bit and have fun exploring. I really enjoyed it too, especially the views from up the top.
Hopefully we’ll tick a few more places off my list in the summer holidays!
All in all, April really was a lovely month, spending so much time together as a family. And now we’re looking forward to our trip to Bluestone in a few weeks, Rhys especially is excited now I’ve shown him photos of the swimming pool!