Wednesday, 28 January 2015

little date with daddy


we try (if wayne's work permit) that riley go on a special day out with daddy about once a month.  saturday wayne took riley to a soft play area and lunch in kingston.



riley had such a wonderful time that he couldn't keep his eyes open anymore by 4pm and he had a quick power nap (that we struggle to wake him up from).


i know he can't wait for the next little 'date' with daddy.

Monday, 26 January 2015

london aquarium

a couple of weeks ago we went to the london aquarium and it was an awesome day out!

we went years ago and was a bit disappointed but apparently they had a refurbishment a few months ago and now it was so much better, & the best thing was that Riley LOVED it!

the london eye at sunset.

mr riley at the entrance of the aquarium & walking with his dad

little man on the train and for some reason there was a wax Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in the ticket hall of the aquarium.

 the crocodile was the little man's favourite and i think we sat outside his tank for more than half an hour

 what we loved about the aquarium was that everything was so perfectly done; with statues and clever decorations in the tanks and also the seating space they had on the front of every tank.  perfect for little ones.

 what you can't see in the photos is that there is actually a light right on top of the turtles.  the top turtle really wanted to be close to the heat of that light.  it was so funny and riley was still telling us about this days later.

 the sand eels was so adorable and i still think the seahorses are a bit creepy.

 such a beautiful view!

we had a great time at the aquarium and we will definitely go back again, it is highly recommended!

Friday, 24 October 2014

birthday party fun

last weekend we went to a little man's 2nd birthday party.  we all had so much fun, great food and a wonderful time with friends.

riley couldn't get enough of the bouncy castle, drum set and running around with little friends.






thank you again, we had a fantastic time! xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

riley's fun day out

last week riley went to bocketts farm and he had the greatest day ever! 


he was feeding the animals,


petting the animals,

playing on the tractors,

having fun and some more playing, 

even watching pig races (love the pig names).


he had such an awesome day, that all the way home and at home (even during bedtime & pray time) he kept on telling me about all the animals he touched and fed.

thank you louise (& nathan & tristan too) for taking him to the farm and making his day!!

{this last photo is just the best thing i've ever seen!!}

Monday, 8 September 2014

our neighbourhood


we love walking around our neighbourhood.  riley can't wait for our little walk after dinner, and runs to the door to grab his hat, backpack & shoes (and sometimes even his umbrella).  he refuses to leave the house without these things.

 this awesome photo of wayne was taken by riley on one of our walks.

 lovely huge houses

 this was taken in 'bushy park', right next to a kiddies play area.
 i am so sad that autumn is now here, summer was over just way too quickly for me.

 my silly little boy

 daddy & riley on a visit to the hampton palace grounds while mommy is at work

 we found some pumpkins in someone's garden, they planted them for the kids to decorate for halloween.  riley couldn't get enough and can't wait to go and play 'knock-knock' on the pumpkin (pumpa)

 walking around with uncle Sam (sass)

 he found slugs, snails and ants in the gardens and keep on calling them to come out (slugs, we er are ya).  i just love that little face when he finds one (pure excitement).

 taking a walk in all the things he chose to wear.  that includes the jacket, wellie boots, very warm hat and umbrella (even if it wasn't raining and actually a nice and warm day).