A weekend with family

We had my lovely niece come to stay this weekend and my lovely nephew came to visit so it was a real family one. We started the weekend with my Husband taking the girls for a bike ride whilst I had a minute – I definitely struggle with taking some time for myself as I want to be apart of trips to the park and family bike rides. This Saturday, after waking up tired and emotional, I knew I needed an hour just to have a cuppa, read a magazine and simply not have to entertain, look after or even think about anyone else.

The afternoon the kids spent in the garden playing in the paddling pool, jumping on the bouncy castle and having lots of fun with their cousins – the next generation. I have written a post about this before but I love that my girls are so close in age to their cousins and that they all love spending time together. We finished the day off with a chippy tea in the garden, which was perfect. I could continue to write about the naughty bedtime antics or lack of sleep that we all had but let’s just leave it there….

Here are some of our pictures:

Morning bike ride with Daddy.
Morning bike ride with Daddy.


A very cold paddling pool.
A very cold paddling pool.
A weekend with this little cutie
A weekend with this little cutie
A perfect way to end the day.
A perfect way to end the day.



You Baby Me Mummy
Monkey and Mouse
Running in Lavender

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

21 thoughts on “A weekend with family

  1. Looks like great fun, love the splash in the water! It’s hard not to feel guilty about not going along for bike rides etc but it’s important to recognise when you’re not up to it. I’m a bit like that too, always feel I should go, regardless of how I’m feeling. Looks likie they had a great time. #pointshoot

  2. It looks like the perfect British summer weekend! I love it when the sun shines here. We haven’t got the paddling pool out yet this summer, we really need to! xx

  3. It is a bit overwhelming sometimes & yes some me time is imperative! I do this in the bath.

    I wish that my son has cousins. My relatives are all in the Philippines and we are so alone here. I am so jealous of you being close to your family. And you have the loveliest photos. Bright and clear and the moments captured are the sweetest!

    #PointShoot #whatevertheweather

  4. That sounds like a lovely weekend! I struggle with time to myself for that reason too – I always feel left out if my husband takes Max off to do something fun!

    Cousins are the best, aren’t they? I grew up really close to mine and my nephew is just 3 weeks younger than Max, so I’m hoping that they’ll be just as close. Gorgeous photos too – I love the paddling pool one! #WhatevertheWeather

  5. These are the best kind of weekends aren’t they? 🙂 I absolutely love spending time with family — and it’s so sweet when the cousins get together.

    There is 20+ years between my littles and their BIG cousins but my sister’s daughter is just 6 months older than the twins — and they have another baby coming in December too, so there’s lots of young blood in the family which is gorgeous!! 🙂

  6. Well done to your husband for coming to the rescue and taking the girls for a bike ride, sometimes a little peace and quiet and time to yourself is just what is needed. Sounds like the cousins all had a wonderful time together, a little water fun in the garden and chiipy supper sounds pretty perfect to me.

    Thank you for linking up and sharingwith me at #CountryKids

  7. Lovely that your girls have cousins of a similar age and can grow up as such good friends. It looks like they’ve had such an amazing time together. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather x

  8. Great pics, looks like a lovely weekend. We’re lucky to have lots of little ones in the family, it’s so fab that they can grow up together. Lots of friends for future adventures! #whatevertheweather

  9. Lovely photos and sounds like a lovely family weekend! Always good to have a bit of time to yourself too, not easy entertaining small people all of the time, especially when you are pregnant. Put your feet up and enjoy a brew when you can 🙂 #countrykids

  10. Aw I’m so with you, some mornings you just need that ‘me time’ don’t you?! This sounds and looks like the perfect British summer weekend. I love shots like this, they make me very happy. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

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