Just before the school holidays, Evie and I had a couple of adventures together as we were finally over our bugs! We went to a new music group for little ones locally which we will definitely return to. We also went to the toddler trail at Dyrham park where we made a little clay hedgehog and sang some songs in the pretty Autumnal orchard. Of course, the bus was a highlight for Evie and we had a great view of some male deer with impressive antlers.
Our huge conker collection from Granny Margaret and Grandad David's conker tree has been a favourite toy recently. When Isla was back from school, they set about making patterns and a number trail with the conkers.
At the beginning of the holidays we travelled across to Essex and had a fun time at Granny Ilene, Grandad Alan and Uncle Peter's house. We went to the mega park in the village:
Then we travelled up to Center Parcs in Suffolk and did lots of cycling, swimming, and watching random creatures. There was a lot of spookiness at Center Parcs and we enjoyed spotting all of the spiders and ghosts around. Evie and Isla were excited to see some witches walking around too! We found a play park with lots to do. Isla wasn't sure about the slide as it was an enclosed one, but after a bit of persuasion she gave it a go and loved it, going on the slide time and time again. The green slide will stick in her memory for a while I expect! Isla and I went on a water slide too in the swimming pool complex and it was very very fast.
Back at home, Isla and Evie have been enjoying playing together a lot. They mainly have been playing as witches and collecting things in bags, having picnics and playing at schools where Isla is the mum and Evie is the child being taken to school. We made a collage (which looks a bit like chickoletta from Paw Patrol!) and went to the park too.