Monday, 13 April 2015

Family Days Out

Hi guys,

This weekend has been really manic, I have taken Alfie to a park of some sort Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week. This is so he can get some fresh air and exercise but it is also part of my weight loss and get fit goal.

So on Friday I took Alfie to a park that has a really fab playground but it also has a little petting zoo for the little ones to have a look round. I love this park as it has a visitor centre and rangers so everywhere is really well kept and clean.

 So, he is quite the poser now, this may be because this child has had more photographs taken of him than Prince George!
Here he is ready to go to the Park in his Ferrari car seat (obviously) which he thinks is soooo cool.

 I wish I would have taken some pics of the play ground as a whole because it's really cute but here his coming out of  a tunnel. I have noticed that he likes to climb a lot more now which is good for him but I am constantly twitching with fear. If I try to help him, he pushes me away and states
"I can do it on my own Mummy"
Now I get this need for independence but it was only 2 days ago that he ran in front of a moving swing and nearly knocked himself out so you can understand my concerns.

 This was a cool little swing that he could lie or sit on and it went backwards and forwards as well as side to side. He generally isn't that bothered by swings, especially since swing-gate a couple of days ago but he did like this.

 Now this jeep was his favourite, it's as if it is on springs so you can wobble it about. It was not easy to remove him from this, he would have played on it for hours.
The above pic shows a mardy little fella as I had the audacity to suggest we go home for lunch.

The pictures below are of the little petting zoo that they have at the park, we got to see a giant potbellied pig, pygmy goats, cows, chickens, ducks, bunnies and degus. Alfie liked the animals and kept telling me they are "cute little animals"

And then on Saturday we went to a huge farm that has had an Easter style event on for the past 2 weeks and I didn't want to miss seeing the baby chicks and lambs.

The farm was full of baby animals that Alfie was able to get a really close look at. They were all super cute and to be honest I think I was a little more excited than the rest of the family.

 Look at that face, he is so cute, and is never as happy as when we are outside.
 Well Mummy and Alfie were very excited about the tiny donkeys, they would be perfect size for Alfie to have a ride on but that's frowned upon apparently.
 Now we were not too sure about this fella, they could get really close to you and I don't think he was too friendly.

Aww baby lambs and baby sheep, anything that is in baby form is just so cute!

Big chickens and baby chicks, there were also eggs waiting to hatch (none did) and different age chicks. Also I discovered it only takes an egg 21 days to hatch. Learn something new everyday.

 Absolute Highlight of Alfie's day!
Was Hook a Duck, he was so excited that he could win a toy that he couldn't stop smiling and he is still talking about it today.
Look at that face, he was so happy with himself.

It was my brother in laws birthday so we then all went for lunch and then, you guessed it, the park! Another new one that we hadn't tried and another really great park. Alfie is loving slides at the minute and we have been thinking of buying one for the garden. 

 Daddy likes to get involved too and we all went down this slide a few times, it's really steep so Alfie flew down it.

 This thing spins which was all fun and games until Alfie thought he was going to be sick. Luckily we stopped in time before there was any up-chuck.

So we have had a fab few days and needed Sunday to relax at home and do absolute nothing but watch films and chill.

I was also quite proud of myself for going out to lunch but sticking to my Slimming World Diet, I had a grilled chicken salad with no dressing and left the croutons so I gave myself a little pat on the back. I really hope I have something on Thursday as I have tried really hard.

Hope everyone else had a fab weekend

Take Care

Adele xxx


  1. This park looks fab!! And his happy little face at hook a duck, bless him! looks like you had a great day :) Mrs R (mylifeafterlogan)

    1. Aww thank you for taking the time to read it. xxx He's still talking about hook a duck bless him

  2. What a fun day out! Great pictures. xx

  3. A farm is the best outing. :D


  4. What a lovely post. So great that it has them both combined, my Amelia would love love that. Some really good photo's in here too! Thanks for linking up #MummyMonday host xx