Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bourton on the Water

Today I took the kids to Bourton on the Water. It's a town that bills itself as the "Venice of the Cotswolds". The Cotswolds is the area that we live it - famous for quaint villages. Don't think it was quite Venice but it was very cute and has a nice stream running through the middle with many bridges crossing over. We went with some friends and Brendan stayed home to work on a paper that is due this week. I'd like to say that the day was fun but it was HORRIBLE. Emmy's been a little under the weather since Tuesday and she still has a bit of a bug. She hadn't had any Tylenol since the early morning so she wasn't feeling great and showed that by crying hysterically pretty much the entire time - I mean sobbing, runny nose - the whole deal. Aidan decided to compound that my refusing to listen to anything I said and doing the exact opposite of what he was supposed to do. Aoife was perfect but my nerves were absolutely shot by the time we got home. I feel so badly for Joe and Dyann - they thought that we were all going to have a nice afternoon and instead they had to deal with the chaos that surrounded us. Needless to say - I did not get any pictures so here is one that I stole off of the internet.
It was beautiful and we will be going back closer to Christmas. They have a Christmas Tree in the middle of the river and I'm sure it will be gorgeous with lights and the reflection in the stream!


The Pohl Family said...

It's so cool that you have so many fun different things to explore in England. I enjoy seeing all the different sights through you! Now that Avery is getting bigger, I can definitely comiserate with you on having one of "those" days... And of course it happened on a day that Brendan was at home! LOL

Matthew, Eve, Noah, and Noelle Middleton said...

it's gorgeous!! Hopefully you can go back and have a more relaxing time :)