because raising a large family isn’t for the faint-hearted

Easter 2018

Last year, for Easter, we were in Legoland Windsor for a belated 40th birthday treat for me. That meant we couldn’t have our annual Easter Egg Hunt in my parent’ garden. So this year we planned to make up for it.

As it is Becky’s 13th birthday on Thursday and she wants to invite about 9 friends for a sleepover, we built our tent in my parent’s garden as their garden is small and our tent is huge.

testing to see if the tent fits in the garden

Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be for 2 out of the 5 of the children. Ryan has been full of the flu for the past few days and Ruby woke me up at 6 am to say she had been sick and has spent all morning sleeping on the sofa. This meant that it was only 3 of them that made it to nanny’s for the egg hunt.

Before we went to nanny’s and granddad’s, it was time to search their bedrooms looking for the eggs that the Easter bunny had left for them. Rhian and Reese, my 8 and 4-year-olds, were thrilled with their giant Kinder Eggs and when Rhian got Supergirl and Reese got Wonder Woman, Rhian swapped with her as she knew her little sister is Supergirl mad!

Kinder Egg Supergirl and Wonder Woman

Even with just three of them, they had great fun running around the garden looking for the eggs that the Easter bunny had hidden. In fact, since they had had so much fun searching for the eggs, they made granddad hide them again!


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Rachel (My Crazy Brood)

Parenting Blogger & Mum of 5

Hi, I’m Rachel, the poor mum of this crazy lot! We are; Dad (Bob), Ryan (17), Becky (15) Ruby  (14), Rhian (11) and Reese (7). We also have Gwen the staffy dog, 5 guinea pigs and 2 hamsters. Join us as we navigate the craziness that raising a large family with additional needs can bring.


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