We had a lovely Saturday. We had a lazy morning and took Izzy out for a long walk and play with her ball, before heading over to The Wolesley Arms for a nice lunch. Steve and I had sandwiches and Joel had a bowl of pasta (which he polished off) and bananas and custard. Then we went over to the Wildlife Centre to have a wander round in the sunshine.
The first point of interest on the walk around was a welly splash and as Joel was in his wellies we thought we’d let him try it. He loved it and splashed through, giggling and laughing, turned around and splashed again!
He did this about 6 times and then as I was trying to get him to walk on he decided to sit down in the river!
His face registered a bit of shock as it was very cold! We quickly got him up and he was drenched through so back to the car we went and we took his trousers off. I was cross with myself for not anticipating that and holding his reins up and we had to go home.
On the drive home he fell asleep so we transferred him to his cot for an hours nap, whilst I went to town and Steve pottered at home. Then after a full change, he was ready and we went back again! It was too nice a day to stay in.
And the second visit was less eventful. We managed to get him to walk well on his reins and he loved toddling around the board walk rather than being in his buggy. He walked and ran races with Daddy, (he seemed to know what ‘Ready, Steady, Go! meant, and always set off just before the go, giggling as he tried to beat daddy!)
We found the giant snail, and fish to make music, and other sculptures. He wasn’t enamoured of the web swing, and wanted to wade into the lake, and when restrained decided to have a sulky tantrum. As if we’d let him back in the water on a cold day! His face was funny though!
He did cheer up when he was put up in the tree!