Our Summer Staycation So Far

August 8, 2014


It seems like the summer is flying by and we haven’t done much yet at all, well we are in the midst of potty training and that is a pretty big achievement so I’m happy with that! Looking back over the Summer Staycation post I can see so much that we’ve yet to do but I have a lot planned for the next few weeks (keeping our fingers crossed for good weather) so I’m sure we will catch up.

We have managed to visit a couple of places we have never been before as a family; we took Lucas to see Sooty Live at The Lowry and we visited Calderstones Park and Court Hey Park both quite close to us; we haven’t had ice cream from an ice cream van but we did get some from an ice cream hut so I’m going to count that. We have taken out plenty of picnics and eaten one in the house when the rain was too much. We’ve found a couple of new playgrounds and baked banana bread and blueberry muffins.

I feel like this year I’m very aware that we are doing things that will make up Lucas’ first memories and I want to make it a fun summer for him. The twins are happy to just be around him so wherever we go they usually have a smile on their faces; it’s crazy to think that next summer they will be running around with him! Even when it’s an effort to get out of the house we are usually rewarded by three very happy little boys which makes it all worthwhile. Here are some of our photos so far.

Stepping Stones Running play Picnic Flowers Flying Ice cream english garden



Summer Staycation

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  • Donna

    Your photos are gorgeous, it looks like you’re having a great summer so far! x

    August 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    Gorgeous photos, Hayley. Looks like you’re making some fabulous memories there for Lucas x

    August 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Looks like you have been having all kinds of adventures & have many more to come. Its exciting to think we have so many fun things on our doorsteps. Lucas must be having the best Summer

    August 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    It’s funny the things they do remember at that age. Not the big things, or even the moments that you remember straight away. Lovely memories in the making. #CountryKids

    August 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm Reply
  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    Lovely family photos of outdoor fun in the sunshine! Let’s hope there’s more sunshine to come and I look forward to hearing about your staycation adventures. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

    August 10, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply
  • Tina

    Those flowers are so beautiful. I’m happy you’re enjoying your staycation 🙂

    August 10, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    Gorgeous photos, and it looks and sounds like you are having lots of family fun so far. #countrykids

    August 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    Gorgeous photos and special times to treasure.

    August 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    We have been doing this too this summer. Staycation. We also try to look at some free activities and place where we can go as our budget is tight now that my son will start school soon. #countrykids

    August 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm Reply
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