Last Saturday, while Daddy was busy making lots of dust and mess in the downstairs bathroom channelling out the floor to fit a new shower base, Nanny offered to take the girls and I out for a bit of fresh air (I don't drive). We went to a nearby park with a duck pond, museum, and play area and had some fun.
The Park is well known for squirrels and in past visits they have come right up to us and eaten the bread we had brought for the ducks, this time we took some nuts left over from Christmas and scattered them around in the trees. I think the Little Ones were a bit loud for them as they didn't venture out of the trees while we waited, but we could see them nearby.
As we meandered down towards the lake the girls stopped to collect some 'treasures', They took great delight in finding and filling the nut bag with daisies, pine cones, leaves and twigs which all had to be brought home and laid out on a tray to explore (and then secretly disposed of a day or two later when they had forgotten about them!).
We nipped into the museum nearby which was free and had a quick coffee and chocolate cookie before heading off to the duck pond. It was a beautiful day and there were so many families around that the ducks had had too much bread, there was lots floating around and they just weren't interested in ours so we left it for the squirrels under the trees.
We went for a stroll around the pond. There was a spring which, with all the wet weather we had been having, was overflowing down the path and had created a little stream. The Little Ones had a splash and a stomp in the mud and then walked up the hill following the water to see where it had come from.
There was some walking in the leaves and leaf throwing, but my camera wasn't quick enough to capture it!! and some walking along logs too.
On the way back up to the car we walked up a hill and stopped off at the park. Little 2 made us laugh when she stopped half way up the hill, crouched down with her hands on her knees and said 'I can't walk with my legs on!!' She must have had tired legs as she had walked all the way so far, which was quite a long way for her little legs.
The park was busy and windy, the girls had a go on everything as we crept closer to the car, the sun was going in and it was quite chilly when we left. We arrived home just as Daddy was clearing up his mess which was good timing. We all had a lovely outing.