Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Had a fabulous day out at Amerton Farmwith Ben, Tom and Livvy.  After having a ride on the roundabout we had a look at the few animals they have there and then it was a fight to see who could get on the old tractor first but all three decided they'd get on together.  We then spent most of the time in the playbarn which they all loved.
Livvy thinks she is so grown up riding a motor bike

Tom just smiles whatever he is doing

Ben loving the bus but would have preferred upstairs

How many children can you get on an old tractor?

"Hi Nana, we can see you"

"I'm sitting as still as can be"

"I'm Princess Girl Nana"

"It tickles"

"I'm Wolverine"

Here comes Iron Man

Wolverine, Princess Girl and Iron Man

This new bouncy thing kept them occupied for ages

They sat on it ......

Jumped on it .....

Dug in the sand around it ....

"This is going to be my tortoise ...."

Made something specal .....

The day is not complete without a steam train ride

Monday, 13 August 2012

Legoland Discovery Centre

Had a lovely day with my daughter in law and grandchildren at the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester It's a great day out for kids, they get to build lots of lego and there's rides and a cinema showing a 10 minute 4D lego film.  Ben, Tom and Livvy loved it and it keeps them occupied for hours.

Ben, Tom and Livvy building with bricks and loving it.

Ben was inside this structure and had to take some bricks out to climb out.
Sam and Livvy on the Merlin ride, you can see how happy Livvy was.  I took 6 pics while they were going round but none came out - the very nice lady in charge of the ride let me go inside to take the pic.

All made out of Lego bricks - Blackpool Tower I think!

About to watch a 4D film, those glasses are fab.  Believe it or not first time I'd seen anything in 4D and yep I tried to swat something that was flying at me, made out of lego too I might add

Tom ready to drive off in his lego racing car

The Trafford Centre itself is great for shopping and seeing the many statues around the place

The Singing Bears
Lots of these dotted around the place
Tom, Ben and Nana - Tom was wanting to get back to slurping on his slush puppy ice drink

All too much for Livvy who fell asleep clutching the Tinkerbell fairy she bought.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Third week of school holidays

Here I am into the third week of the school holidays and I'm feeling pretty yeuk.  Have had a chest infection that is taking it's time going.  I've just finished a second course of antibiotics and am now on steroids but beginning to feel rather fed us as I was going to my mam's at the weekend and I now don't know if I'mgoing to be well enough to drive the 3 hours to get there, and my aunt is coming over from Canada so it would be nice to see her too, and the rest of the family as I've not been up for ages. 
I've only been out about 5 times in the last three weeks.  Walked into town, only a 10 minute walk but I was absolutely shattered by the time I got back.
Had a lovely day out though on Tuesday with my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren at Leicester Space Centre.  It took it out of me walking round and I was in my bed for half eight when we got back. I can't believe just how low I feel but mustn't grumble there are plenty of people worse than me.  I'm just not gonna be happy if I can't get to see my mam and family.  The kids loved the space centre, we went into the planetarium which was good butI wouldn't recommend the looking at stars one as it was a bit boring.  Just a woman I couldn't understand pointing out where the stars were, there was no interaction and the kids were not one bit interested whereas the planetarium show itself was very good.
I managed to take one picture at the Space Centre and here it is, albeit not a good one. I'll replace it with one off my phone when I get chance as I took this one off facebook and it's taken the top part off.