A few weeks ago my Mum came to stay for the weekend, it coincided with a stag-do of a good friend that Ray was going on and so was actually really good timing. Having Mum here definitely helped keep my mind off all the mischief Ray and the boys good be getting up to! :S haha
While she was here we weren't very lucky with the weather and it rained quite a bit! So instead of venturing out into the awful rainy weather, we had a couple of lazy mornings where we were still in our pyjama's at 10 am! But we both enjoyed spending a few hours crafting (she has a lovely stall at a few craft fairs down in Cornwall) while Rose went down for her morning nap.
On the Sunday we were really lucky with the weather in the afternoon and took Rose for a little day out. We went to the Aldingbourne country centre which is up the road from us, where Rose could see the animals.
I hadn't been there before and thought that the animals would be in stables or something like other places we've been to before but this place was just a couple of big paddocks where most of the animals were completely free to walk around wherever they wanted and you just went in with them. I then realised Rose was wearing a completely inappropriate outfit of white tights and nice shoes.... she should have been wearing wellies at least!
She managed to run straight into a verryy muddy puddle within the first 5 minutes of us being there... we used a massive amount of wet wipes to clean her up but she still needed a good scrub in the bath that evening! :-)
I'm not sure Rose was Too impressed when this very friendly horse tried to say hello with a good sniffing! haha
As you can see, she was very excited to see all of the different animals... At one point Mum was having to restrain her from climbing into the chicken coop With the chickens, I think she thought it looked like a great wendy house to play in!
Although her clear favourites were these two Very friendly pygmy goats, they were so gentle and although it took her a little while to get the courage to touch them herself, eventually she couldn't stop stroking them. I say stroke... but really it was a quick touch with her fingers before grinning excitedly. We don't have any pets at the moment in this house and so it's still a very novel thing for her to be able to touch an animal that size!
Right, I'm off to do a little crochet before getting a relatively early night. Yet again I had trouble with Rose last night and she was awake from 2:30am til 5am! It's such an awful time in the night to be awake, I wish she'd either wake a little earlier or later so that it wasn't right bang in the middle of my sleep..!