Today we got up relatively early and drove across the snake pass to Chester Zoo, which was wonderful. It was the first time Alex had ever been to a zoo and he loved it! I am not sure what his favourite part was, although this ice-cream kept him going for the best part of an hour (very messy!). He definitely loved the elephants and rhinos, and spent hours watching the various apes and monkeys, with the chimpanzees being a firm hit. My personal favourites were this cute little baby Orangutan and the cheetah (taken from a distance). The giraffes, especially this little baby were also a firm favourite of Alex's, while I couldn't resist the Okapi! You mustn't forget the big cats, but as they were lying on the ground they weren't as exciting as Alex expected. Probably best of all were the penguins which were swimming past the observation window and he found very exciting. He also found an ornamental pond which he splashed happily in while we ate our sandwiches...All in all it was a very successful trip out and a great start to the week.
Whenever Alex is at home there isn't much time for crafting but I did make this card for my sister-in-law following this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge and the challenge of black, white and purple from Kaboodle Doodle. I hope you all have a good week and I will update you on our holiday as things progress.