I appreciate now we’re in to October that the summer is well and truly over. And I’ve already shared two posts about what we did over the summer – you can read all about all the “firsts” that happened, and about a birthday and an anniversary in other posts. I want to finish off this series of posts by sharing some of the fun things we got up to as a family over the summer holiday.
The geek kids seem to have reached the age where they just fight like cat and dog over most things. Whichever toy one of them is playing with suddenly becomes the ONLY thing the other wants in the whole world. However sometimes, just sometimes, we get moments like this:
We also had fun getting out and about. One of our local villages has a biennial bear festival, where many of the residents make little bear displays and the challenge is on to find them all. We only got around to exploring this local phenomenon on the very last day of the event, and didn’t have time to find all the bears – next time we’re going to be a lot more organised about it!
We got close to nature again when we met up with friends for lunch at a local ice cream farm, and the geekdaughter got close to the animals:
And we had another close encounter of the animal kind on a trip to Tatton Park where the kids got to hold baby chicks:
On the same visit the kids learned all about where milk comes from:
Sometimes we took the geekdaddy out with us too, like this occasion which was us taking the opportunity for a family breakfast out at Frankie & Benny’s before the geekdaughter went back to school:
The geekson continued his love of anything with four wheels, and I thought he was going to burst with excitement when he saw this particular roundabout (Tatton Park again!):
He also discovered a new love for boats – these rather fantastic bumper boats were at the Cheshire Game and Country Fair:
But sometimes the simple pleasures were the most fun – thanks to my Mum both kids leaned how to pod peas:
All in all it was a good summer 🙂