A bit of time in the snow this morning, then hot chocolate and making food for local homeless people.
We had a really nice day at Crystal Palace Park today. The weather was lovely and journey not bad at all. There was plenty of open space for running around and Jack really enjoyed the maze. We also did a bit of poke hunting and caught Stantler.
Unfortunately we visited on the only day the farm is closed, which was a shame as Rowan would have loved to see the animals. He did have fun spotting the dinosaurs on the dino trail. Definitely somewhere to visit again.
Jack had his first proper birthday party yesterday. We did a Lego theme and had pass the parcel and a lego cake. He always asks for buffet food and did again this year. I had printed a ‘pin the head on the Lego man’ game but we didn’t get round to playing. He’s still stuck on the door for another day.
This week we went to Cleethorpes to visit family and celebrate Rowan’s first birthday.
The weather wasn’t bad other than some brief rain on Saturday. We visited a small tropical themed zoo where Jack got to stroke a Rhinoceros Iguana and hand feed chipmunks and goats. He loved the chipmunks and was singing the theme tune from the chipmunks cartoon to them. Rowan loves animals and was laughing at them climbing all over the mesh cage. We also saw some baby guinea pigs that looked just like Tsum Tsums, spiders, a pig, snakes, chickens and Jack’s favourite, the axotl.
After the zoo of went to soft play which always goes down well with Jack. Rowan seemed to enjoy his first time, especially the ball pit. We managed to catch some new Pokemon on the way home and then had a nice dinner and evening with family.
On Sunday we went to Pleasure Island theme park for a few hours and Jack won himself a Minion toy on a crane game. We watched a bird show and Jack got to hold one of the parrots. Then we headed to the boating lake to feed the geese, ducks and other birds there.
Had another good day on Brighton beach with friends and no disagreements or problems, even with ten children! Jack didn’t want to go in the sea but was happy playing with and collecting stones. I had hoped to find a good sized rock to use as a door stop and one of the children found a chunk of flint a little bigger than my hand, that is now doing the job perfectly. Among all the stones I found a tiny holey stone and brought that home as well. I’ve loved them since I was a child so try to keep an eye out for them. This one I now have on a piece of cord as a necklace 🙂
Had a lovely day in Brighton today. Spent a few hours on the beach and in the sea and then headed to the pier for some Pokémon hunting and rides. Saw and caught a few really good Pokémon including Haunter and Aerodacyl and Ponyta and of course brought home some rocks for Jack’s collection!
Next week we are hoping to start on the BFG jar hunt and are going to Pagan Pride in Southampton on Sunday 😀