February 2017 Round Up

February 2017 Round Up

I feel that I blinked and the end of February has come around so very quickly. I really don’t like how quickly time passes, but I am equally enjoying watching our beautiful boy reaching new milestones, and seeing our gorgeous girls growing up right before our eyes. I started to write a monthly round up last month and I am really enjoying writing it; it is a chance to sit back and remember memorable moments, and look at what adventures we have squished into our precious weekends and holidays.

February 2017

If you have been following our blog, you have probably gathered that we absolutely love the outdoors. We are looking forward to the weather warming up and I am really excited to have started to make our summer road trip plans in our campervan, Otis (yes our camper really does have a name … and I am crazy enough to have named our blog after it !)

February has seemed particularly wet, windy and cold, and the winter germs still seem to be lingering in our house, particularly for babyS. Febuary is considered the last month of Winter and I do love how the mornings are getting lighter, and the flowers are starting to bloom – particularly those beautiful snow drops. We have grabbed those rare milder days and dodged the rain and have still managed to get out and about, having the opportunity to visit some wonderful places. On another note…BabyS can now roll over and has sat up for the first time 🙂  He continues to wow me every day with his smiles and his blue eyes. February has also bought with it half term, and I have loved having my biggest girl at home with us every day.

So continuing the theme of Wellington boots, jumpers, snowsuits and tutus…. The month was packed with visiting friends, woodland walks, Rode Hall Gardens, scooter rides at Trentham Gardens,  butterflies in Stratford-upon-Avon, monkeys at Trentham Estate, and a dance around giant willow pottery at the World of Wedgwood.



Top posts I have published  this month..

Days out with the kids in Staffordshire

Winter Walks, Scooters and introducing our little adventurer

The Butterfly Farm

Tips for Travelling with Kids by Road


How has February been for you? Did you manage to take a winter break or get outside and enjoy some fresh air?

I am linking up this week for #MyFamilyAdventures with the lovely Kerri-Ann from Life as Our little Family, and for #CountryKids with the lovely Fiona from Coombe Mill

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  1. February 26, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Looks like you have had some great days out. We’ve only managed trentham gardens this month. Trentham is great for scooting. Love the look of monkey area at trentham. #myfamilyasventures

  2. February 26, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    You’ve had a busy fun month!! We are looking forward to the warmer weather too now…ready for a change of season #countrykidsfun

  3. February 26, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I love the sound of the butterfly farm and we are yet to visit the Wedgewood centre, its definitely on the list. Thanks so much for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures again – we’ll be back on the 26th March. Have a great month x

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      We had such a lovely day at the world of Wedgwood a great visit on a rainy day. Thanks so much for hosting – it’s a really lovely linky x

  4. February 26, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I love your outings and what a great month of adventures you have experienced all together. So beautiful. #myfamilyadventures

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by – it’s lovely to look back and see what adventures we have had. Xx

  5. February 26, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous month, we adore the outdoors and have only been to Trentham Gardens once but definitely want to go back #MyFamilyAdventures

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      It’s a lovely place to visit isn’t it ! We spend so much time there – we need to pop back now the new toddler outdoor playground has been built! Thanks for stopping by x

  6. February 27, 2017 / 9:19 am

    What a lovely February you have had. It is the tutus and wellies that I love the most, so girly and Country Kids looking. If you have this much fun in February I can’t wait to see all the things you get up to in spring and summer. Butterflies are my secret love, you took such beautiful photos there too. I really like this monthly round up idea, it’s a lovely way to capture your family time.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks for hosting this wonderful linky – it really makes me think what adventures we have , and sometimes it’s the most simple outing that they enjoy the most. The girls love a woodland walk, and the little man seems to aswell. Thanks again- I love this community xxx

  7. February 27, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I love the tutu and wellie combo – so cute! And thank goodness this is the last month of Winter. I hope March gets the memo! It sounds like you had such a busy month with lots of wonderful trips and milestones for the little man 🙂 #countrykids

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much Claire, they do love the tutus and wellies at the moment (I secretly do to!) looking forward to some adventures when the weather warms up, and we can all enjoy camping again 🙂

  8. February 28, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    It’s lovely to see tutus teamed up with wellies. Looks like lots of fun has been had despite February having a fair bit of rain. Stopping by via #countrykids and #myfamilyadventures

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks so much Helena they love those Tutus! Thanks for stopping by – hoping for more adventures in March 🙂 xx

      • March 2, 2017 / 6:57 pm

        My girls have one each but I can already see it would be lovely to get them in bigger sizes. They grow so quick! #CountryKids

  9. March 1, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Rode Hall and Trentham are still on my list of places to visit! It sounds like a fun month and lovely photos of your adventures! I’ll look forward to seeing some more of your campervan in the summer, I’ve always wanted one 🙂 #myfamilyadventures

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Aw you really must visit them they are lovely days out ! Thanks so much for stopping by, we are waiting for that weather to warm up hoping to enjoy some lovely adventures 🙂

  10. March 1, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Looks like you’ve crammed a fair bit in! I’m putting the butterfly farm on our list, I think my little boy would love it. Can’t wait to see what you get up to in the summer! #CountryKids

    • otisandus
      March 1, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Sometimes when you look back you wonder how you ever managed to squeeze everything in! Looking forward to the weather warming up! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  11. March 3, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Love that first photo of the snowdrops, and also those tutu shots – they are so sweet and magical! I am fairly new to your blog and I hadn’t realised that Otis is your campervan – how very cool is that? It’s funny cause we rented a campervan to tour Norway back in 2010, and I’ve just been through the photo book with my two oldest. Now they want to repeat the experience, obsviously! Looking forward to reading all about your summer plans, and your other adventures until then 🙂

    • otisandus
      March 4, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Wow I bet that was absolutely amazing!! We are yet to venture abroad in the camper but hopefully next year when the little man is a bit older and will cope with the long journeys ! Really looking forward to sharing our summer adventures – let’s hope we have a good summer weather wise! Thanks for stopping by xxxx

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