Friday, 22 June 2012

Back to normal...

So back from Center Parcs and it's back into normal life this week.

Squidge, Moppet and I had a lovely visit to Shugborough Hall on our first day back. Squidge enjoyed the playground and the olde worlde sweetshop, and bought some sheep fleece to leave out for the birds at home around nesting time. I was also *very* excited to find a blacksmith with a working forge who says he'll be happy to talk to Sprout about how pickaxes are made, so that's my quest from here almost fulfilled!

There were also ice lollies (naturally!)...

...and a ride on possibly the world's bumpiest land train :D
Squidge was also very excited about the rabbits in Shugborough's farmyard, which led to a post-trip trip to the pet shop to purchase (*drumroll*)...

Babbit the Rabbit!

Squidge has been exceedingly nervous of animals in recent months so I'm really excited that already he's progressed from stroking Babbit to holding him!

Following Sprout's interest in the beach art of Pete Donelly we bought a nice new rake and took a drive to Formby.

Work in progress...


...and part of the finished 'eye' design (which was a lot bigger than you can tell from this pic!).


While Sprout was engrossed in his design, I spent some lovely time lying alongside this wee lady...

...and looking up at this :)

There was also Squidge's mission to bury Sprout in the sand...

...and a few intervals of me chasing the pair of them across the beach :)

Intermingled between everything else this week Sprout has dome a fair bit of Minecrafting. His favourite thing at the moment is trying out lots of different mods, so my role has been trying to get as many of the ones he likes as possible working at the same time, sometimes with more success than others. I resorted to reinstalling it all again this morning so I could put some new ones on for him as it had got to the point where, more often than not, a new mod was crashing the game. Out go Mario, More Creeps and Weirdos, and Craftable Spawners, in favour of the ones he's most excited about this week which are Minecraft Comes Alive, Minions, and Quidditch, so it looks like I still have a busy evening ahead!

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