Friday, 6 September 2013

End of holiday smiles!

It is Friday and I am back into the swing of things with  Annie's smiles and Rocking your world Friday. My smiles this week come from a few special trips out to celebrate the end of the holidays. This first one was a trip to Twycross Zoo last Saturday especially to see Valley of the Dinosaurs. 
Alex loved it and we spent a happy hour looking at every animatronic dinosaur they had before moving onto the various animals. 
Our favourite animals were the Gorillas and the various babies (Gorilla, Bonobo & Siamang) who came running up to the glass putting their hands up to Alex's...
so cute, but so fast I didn't manage to photograph it.
Our next trip out was on Tuesday, the last day of the holidays where we went to Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock...this is Alex on the chairlift up to the top of the hill.
There aren't many photos from that trip as I went on the rides with him which made photography rather challenging, but this one was taken at arms length on the log flume...before the wet part!
Finally Alex was very excited to be going back to school on Wednesday and here is the photo of him looking all smart in his uniform.  That is all from me for now.  Have a nice week everyone.


Annie said...

Really fab pics this week Caro. You have so many fab times with that gorgeous boy of yours :-)
Annie x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been seeing a lot of school photos this week, and one thing that got me was that all the British photos showed everyone in uniforms. In the US, unless you attend a private school, you don't wear a uniform. And some private schools don't have uniforms, either. I see advantages to both, but most of all, I see there is no individuality when you dress like everyone else.

On to more fun stuff. Alex is still stealing all the scenes this week. Looks like he had such a fun time with the dinosaurs and the gorillas. That must have been a really fun outing for him ( and you, too from the sound of it).

Hope you keep smiling all weekend too.

Annie said...

I left a comment earlier but it doesn't appear to have posted :-(
Lots of fab pics Caro. You always seem to make the best of your special time with your gorgeous boy :-) thanks for sharing.
Annie x

Anne said...

Lovely photos Caro. Hope you also have a lovely weekend. Anne x

Virginia said...

Oh lovely days out, getting back into the swing of school always a bit of a challenge. I love how smart the kids look going back to school!

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed week ahead.


JoZart said...

you really do make the most of your family time and they look like two great days out. We enjoyed the Dinosaur World in Chester Zoo and the children loved that the animated creatures roared and spewed water periodically!
Back in the world of blogging now. Have been sooooo very busy of late then the modem had to be replaced so I've had a week out!
Jo x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely happy post, Caro. The photo of you two together at Gulliver's Kingdom (remember it well from a trip with my grandchildren a few years ago noq) is super. And the one of the gorilla is great - he looks as though he is pondering something weighty problem :) Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth xx

Spyder said...

I love these smiles! a real super 'monster'! and I mean the monster not Alex!!