Saturday, 23 May 2015

Farm park Fun!

This is a little out of order but some time before Easter when we had one of the first blue sky days of the year we headed to Anglesey to check out Foel Farm Park.  Despite the sky being blue, it was still freezing cold! with a biting wind so Ella was dressed to suit.  She loved being able to see the bunnies! look at her happy little face! 

and was even brave enough for a stroke! 

She also got stuck right in there with the goats - this baby has no fear! 

There were lots of cute baby lambs!

and Ella even got involved in helping to bottle feed a little calf! She was so proud of herself! 

Sharing a joke with the sheep...

and chilling with the pigs.

This was back when she had just started to decide walking everywhere was going to be more fun than crawling! 

They had this amazing giant jumping cushion! 

I think Daddy was secretly having more fun than Ella!

who was more interested in chasing the chickens! 

Her chicken noise she makes is the cutest! 

Smiles all round, because there's nowhere Ella would rather be than surrounded by animals!

and as if her day couldn't get any better...a cat suddenly appeared! 

We went on a trailer ride pulled by the tractor...

isn't it ironic I had to see my first ever Highland cow in Wales?!

Hopefully we can see the real deal in Scotland soon! 

What a furry guy! 

When the warmer weather came in, we ventured to Bodafon Farm Park to check that out and I was really impressed.  Firstly, because it's free! yay!

Secondly, as well as having tons of cute animals to look at they have fun little tractors for the kids to ride which Ella LOVED.  They have about 10 in total in a little courtyard area, you better believe she rode every one! haha! and they also have a mini play park area with swings and slides and little tykes rocker things and Ella would have stayed there all day - along with the random pony who looked like he did have to stay there all day! shame! 

These little piglets were the cutest! 

They have a ton of different owls to see...

and how much more sound of music can this little goat look?!

There were also deers, llamas, sheep, cows and ducks too!

Oh and thirdly they have a really great cafe...that apparently does amazing stone baked pizzas and evening bbq's too, on this occasion we just indulged in cake which was good enough for Ella! look at the delight on her face! not only that it was only 75p - I thought I had misheard the lady serving me - how crazy is that! 

Fourthly...there are about 3 or 4 farm dogs that just roam free around the park, Ella got the chance to have plenty of licks in the face from one of the little dogs and so naturally this was her highlight of the day - even better than the chocolate cake!! 

We went back again last week to give daddy some quiet time to study at home!

 and look how much bigger the piggies had got! 

This is Ella's 'pure joy' face! 

I wish you could have heard her 'baa-ing' away to the sheep! 

Another Highland cow! who knew! 

and some Llama's....who will never cease to remind me of Napoleon Dynamite! 

This is truly a farm park with a view! the sea to one side and the hills to the other! 

The tractors still hadn't lost their charm, and yes...we rode every one!!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

When The Sun Comes Out...

We go and play! because it doesn't happen often enough! So a few weekends back we headed to Aberffraw on Anglesey one sunny Saturday afternoon.  

We picked up a bucket and spade - Ella's first ever! and set her loose in the sand! 

 She loved it!

Those kicking legs say it all!

Look how blue the sky was! 

 We had the whole beach to ourselves because despite being sunny, it was crazy windy - what's new Wales! 

Our fly away hair in this pic gives it away!

We took a stroll down to the water...

Ella could splash in the water all day long!

I can't handle the cuteness of this pic!

We got to the water and thought she'd like to dip her toes in, we thought she'd freak out because it was icy cold but surprisingly she wanted to go in further!!

I wasn't lying about the wind! 

The sand wasn't really sandcastle building sand but we had a go anyway! 

What a happy beach day! 

The flowers started blooming in our garden, so we had a picnic lunch out there one day...Ella loves to smell flowers! 

I think she was offering me a smell in this pic!

Love those curls at the back!

She also loves daisies...mostly destroying them and pulling them apart into a million pieces, which is slightly counterproductive considering I love making her daisy chains! They never last!

and oh man does she love our budgie! She gets too excited though and always bats the cage! not so fun for poor Roxy!

Daddy had a birthday! So we had to snap this birthday pic before church! Since it was on a Sunday, we celebrated the following day by going to Dylan's in Menai Bridge.

It's a trendy restaurant with amazing views over the Strait!

It was sunny when we arrived but the clouds soon came in! 

Ella was especially excited about her bucket of crayons and colouring she was given! 

She's not that good at actually using crayons yet, but she likes to try!

She loved that little bucket!

I think she was confused about it's purpose though?!

Tucking into her gourmet mac and cheese, and stealing cucumber from Daddy's plate...because she's obsessed!

I had a yummy calzone, and of course it was steak for the birthday boy - what else!

We are so lucky that the beach is 5 minutes walk from our house - how we will miss it when we leave!

This was taken on a blue sky day last week! love her little outstretched fingers!

She loves rocks and pebbles! so we gather handfuls of pebbles and go and find pools of water and Ella loves throwing them in!  She is not afraid of the water...or its temperature that's for sure!

We headed to the beach one day this week to let Ella have a proper play and to see some more of that walking in action!

Love those sandy knees!

Little purple chevron shorts - how cute can you get! thanks to my aunt in South Africa for these!

Her little stances are so cute! 

She was loving the water as usual! can't wait til it's actually warm enough to get her in her cossie! 

We finished, as always with a play at the park - who has a park with a view like that?! 

She is a master of the slide now! 

I'm really hoping the sun puts in more of an appearance for our final week here!