22.3.12

236. Monkeys and rabbits and birds, oh my!

Last weekend, while Colin was away, we went on a little trip to Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens with my parents. After waving Daddy off, eating cereal for breakfast, packing a bag and a quick clean of the kitchen, it only took us about half an hour to drive to the park. Little man fell asleep on the way, but I woke him with a kiss after a while, so we could start our adventure.

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Go, go, go.
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Daniel decided he was no longer a baby, he didn;t need to sit in his pushchair, rather walk alongside (or way in front) splashing in puddles. Ridiculously, we didn't come prepared with wellington boots, but Daniel was a diamond and came straight out of any puddles I told him were too big, searching for another. He had so much fun, running from puddle to puddle, animal to animal, exploring.

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Holding hands with Grandad. Be still, my heart.
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We saw a great variety of animals, some so bizarre I've forgotten their names, and Daniel waved & smiled at everyone. Though his favourites were the rabbits and the monkeys, not the birds.

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We went on a little train, I held tight to my little man as he turned his head back and forth to see the animals on either side. He yelled "choo-choo", so exited about the ride.

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The little mounds of mud were obviously one of the highlights of the day, as were the chips for lunch...

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My brave boy fed the little baby ducks, taking feed from Grandad;s hands and poking it though the fence, giggling when they quacked & gobbled it up.

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We came to an area for picnics, with benches, deer and even a zip-line swing! Definitely a hit. Nanny and Grandad took it in turns to run back and forth, listening to their grandson giggling. They would do anything for that kiddo.

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Once we had seen all the anmimals, and someone started to get a little grumpy, we headed for the park on the way out. A park with slides, swings and a giant sandpit. Nanny and Daniel played for quite a while with a spade and a cup, making castles!

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Thankyou, Nanny and Grandad, for a lovely day out. Let's do it again soon!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

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