We gave the Mums and Dad's a day off yesterday and took all three grandchildren to the zoo for the day. There is only nine months between Bonnie and Arthur so the practicalities of pushchairs and car seats and all the paraphernalia that small humans have means that I have never had both of them together. My car isn't big enough to hold three car seats and two pushchairs so for our trip yesterday we did a car swap with Joanne as she has a seven-seater.
The weather was kind to us, it was warm but not too hot to walk round and the kids were really well behaved, we encountered no tantrums. But it did take both me and Mark to look after the two little ones, they had reins on when they wanted to walk about, but goodness they might be small but they are fast!!
The zoo is very close to us so they have all three been many times, Joanne has a yearly pass so they are pretty frequent visitors but they still enjoy seeing all the animals and we had a great time.
Bonnie letting Arty have a go at blowing her bubbles
Big brother giving telling him how it should be done :-)
Dudley zoo no longer has elephants just this statue which stands just opposite to where they used to live.
We saw the parakeets up close
And the Ring Tailed Lemurs - This one was quite happy to pose for several families to take photos before he thought he's done his bit :-)
We saw the new cute baby camel
With his not so cute raggy mum!
We saw the chimps, which I still find very weird
But Arty was particularly fascinated with
He was also in awe of the lovely gently giraffes
But Bonnie wasn't so sure of the Sea lion - he was big, not sure you can see in this photo just how big he is. He does look very much like a lion don't you think? he even has the mane.
Isn't nature strange.
We had a picnic, which involved more running round after Arty than sitting down, lol
We took silly photos
And enjoyed ice creams
But I only managed to get one photo with all three of them together, just as we were leaving.
They each chose a stuffed animal from the shop on the way out, because you can't go out for the day without coming home with a treat, can you :-)
I thoroughly enjoyed our day with these three little people, they really are a joy, I love them so much, my whole world is in that photo above 💕💕💕
I think the mums and dads had a good day too, it's not often they get to have a whole day child free so they really appreciated it, although both of them said they didn't know what to do with themselves at first, lol
See you soon