We set off on our long journey from Yorkshire on Friday (it took us around 8 hours with stops and bad traffic) and arrived early evening at my sister-in-laws house where we stayed for a couple of nights. On the Saturday we headed to Weston-super-mare for a traditional day at the seaside. We picked a great day to go, not just because of the sunshine, but because there was the Weston Dairy Festival on the Beach Lawns, so we spent the morning having a little look at the livestock, craft stalls and trying out all sorts of locally produced tasty treats and snacks.
There was lots of livestock for children to look at, like this mummy pig with all her cute little piglets.After spending a couple of hours at the Dairy Festival, we headed for lunch and had the most delicious melt in the mouth fish and chips at Winston's Fish Bar on the promenade. The food was incredible!
LO had a great time with his auntie and uncle playing cricket and building sandcastles.
It was Little L's first trip to the seaside and he was more interested in eating sand than anything else, so we kept him busy with a little digger toy. LO was just happy being his usual energetic self, running about with the wind in his hair and the warm sun on his skin.
LO has got so good at hitting a ball with a racket or cricket bat lately and most definitely takes after his daddy with his love of sports.
LO kept asking to have a ride on a donkey and of course once he was on it he changed his mind. But being quite contrary at the moment, he then changed his mind again and decided he quite liked the donkey and wanted to have a little ride after all. Oh the indecisiveness of toddlers...
At exactly 7 months and one day, this marked Little L's first ever trip to the beach. He seemed to really enjoy the sunshine and to just sit and watch what was going on around him. I love the first photo of me and my littlest- and unbelievably, he is wearing the exact same UV suit that LO wore to the same beach when he was 10 months old. I love his little t-shirt he wore- it's one I got in Mothercare and has a seagull on it saying 'squark'. It was good practise taking Little L to a beach in preparation for our holiday to Rhodes in September. It was quite hard work keeping him from eating the sand and his little creases were just so full of sand when we got home in the evening.
A rare impromptu photo of the four of us where we haven't had to use self timer or prop the camera precariously on a bench. We had such a lovely day at the seaside and all came back a little windswept, covered in sand and full of fish and chips and ice creams. But those really are the best kinds of days at the seaside aren't they?
I will share the rest of our trip to Bristol and Somerset in part 2 as we also went to Bristol, Glastonbury and Wells, but I have made a video of our weekend...