Yesterday we had a lovely day with friends at Graves Park. On the way here I realised I've been bringing the children here since they were all very little, so that's nearly 13 years! Its improved a lot recently with a new playground and lots of new animals. Cordelia and Ruben took a long their scooters at its now on all-tarmac path with is perfect for scooting. Look at the blue skies!
The girls took the following photo's of very interesting plants they found growing in the Rose Garden:
Time for a play in the park too, I love this new musical instrument, you can here it chiming all around the park and it is so soothing.
After a good hours play in the playground with friends Ruben got hit by the swing and was understandably, very upset. I could see his mood had changed and the late night on Monday (when my mum and stepdad where here for tea) had taken its toll so decided to say goodbyes to friends and go back to the car. We went the long way back around the farm so they could look again at all the animals. Ruben found a baby Emu (a sign he read all by himself), lots of different chicken varieties, Oscar the Owl and time to say another goodbye to the Giant donkey's. Then they scooted back around to the car very wearily. Really trying to read the children's moods when they head for a meltdown. We have had so many playdates recently, which have been great but I can see when its all got too much and Ruben in particular goes into meltdown. He gets tired so easily because he's up so early. Think I might need to bring in a family siesta......