Monday, 6 August 2012
Saturday was all about making Boo's dreams come true... This means a visit to the Parrot Zoo.
Bujana spent nearly the whole time in the walk in aviary where there was every manner of bird you can imagine.
The birds were very beautiful and friendly. The girls soon found that if they put the millet seed on their shoulders they would hop on quite happily.
Boo fell in love with a yellow ring necked parakeet. We are now looking into the ins and outs of having an out door aviary, as Boo has been talking about nothing other than birds for the last few months. I so want to encourage her passion.
The evening ended perfectly as we snuggled up on the sofa to watch the three British Olympic gold medals of the day! The girls have been really inspired by the Olympics, especially Jessica Ennis. They keep doing running races outside in the garden and awarding each other pretend medals :)
At the Parrot Zoo, Fina spent a lot of time on the out door play equipment pretending to be an Olympic athlete. I had to say things like. "Wow! This has never been attempted before"
and "The rest of the field is closing in on her, can she retain her Olympic title?"
and, of course, finally "Yes! She's done it again, Seraphina Kopliku crosses the line first in record time!"
Sunday we caught the last of the days sunlight and went for a wander.
While the girls played Frisbee with Daddy, Nola and I went into the woods.
Nola found a hut made of sticks.
There was a little Nola sized tree stump in the hut. It was very inviting and Mama was only a little disappointed that there was not one her size in there too :)
We sung "We're going on a Bear Hunt" and eventually got to Nola's favourite part... The squelchy, squerchy mud of course!
Nola is fascinated with mud and puddles. It wasn't long before she had parked herself squarely in one particularly squelchy, squerchy one :)
Seraphina found a "treasure" at the Parrot Zoo... A bright green parakeet tail feather!
She has been holding it tight ever since:)
Then suddenly, in good old British Summer time tradition, the heavens opened. We were drenched within moments. The girls love rain and even though the thunder rumbled above they couldn't help but do their happy rain dance!
Warm baths all round before bed!