Sunday, 6 September 2009

Holiday part 1!

We are officially on holiday for the next 9 days, which is so exciting! It feels like ages since we last had a family holiday so that although our plans to go away have fallen through we are determined to make this a proper holiday with day trips out most days. That said, like most holidays yesterday was a planning and preparing day with shopping and tidying in the morning and a trip to the park to feed the ducks in the afternoon. Alex had a wonderful time feeding the ducks (and himself) with bread, while I played around with the macro setting on my camera trying to get a close up of the extremely fast moving ducks. Alex then played on the bouncy castle and went on the fair ground ride that is in the park.
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.


Lilacanglia said...

Gorgeous card,
thank you for joining us at kaboodles this week,
DT Kaboodles

Momiji said...

I can imagine that Alex would love Chester zoo..not that far from us. my friend lived right by it! must go again soon as its a nice day out...
hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday..

LazyKay said...

Great pics, lovely card!


suzARTe said...

gorgeous card, thanks for playing along at kaboodle doodles, hope you will join us again, I love the zoo photos as well