Snapshot of our Month – July

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Welcome to our July Snapshot of our Month So this month has seen the beginning of the summer holidays! Even though I knew they were coming, we didn’t really plan anything so I wasn’t sure what our first week would look like however you can see how we survived week 1 of the summer!

So onto the month as a whole; we started the month at Buxton Carnival where we had a great family day out spending time in the beautiful park there and later on in the afternoon watching the carnival parade go by!


This month is the last month of Mia being at Preschool before she starts school in September so we made some cool homemade gifts for the staff as she has been there for over 2 years and absolutely loved it!


We took a trip to Gedling Country Park which although it’s down the road from us now, we had never been to and how lovely a park it is! We were really impressed with the big play area and lovely new café on the site. We had to stop for an ice-cream of course!


We are very lucky that my mum and stepdad have Mia pretty much one weekend a month for us so we can spend some time together and this month they decided she was old enough to go away with them in their caravan which was amazing! We won’t be having a holiday this year so for Mia to spend 3 days by the sea was fab! This is her in her bed in the caravan!


Mia’s last Preschool ever was at Floralands Farm which again is down the road but we have never been! I was really impressed as there is a lovely little farm there and even a little train which Mia really enjoyed a ride on! We will definitely go back!


Mia’s last summer fair was really fun as we got to do lots of crafts, Mia got her face painted and she also got to do lots of jumping on the bouncy castle. It was a great opportunity to say thank you to all of the staff for looking after her whilst she’s been there.

On the 1st week of the holidays I wanted to do some things we haven’t done before so we took a trip to Sherwood Pines to do their Gruffalo Spotters Trail. We haven’t done this before and I was really impressed at just how good it was! I downloaded the app on my phone and we went round the trail spotting all of the characters who come to life on the app!

The last thing we have done this month was go to Mia’s friend’s birthday party. It’s the last time she will see this particular friend as she goes to a different school in September so it was nice for them to spend time together as well as catch up with her Preschool friends. She had her face painted as a fox!

So that’s our Snapshot of our Month this month! It’s been an extra busy one and with the 2nd week of the holidays approaching, I think next month’s snapshot will be exactly the same!

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