Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sickness in the House

Unfortunately Cora is not well at the moment. I think it's just a cold, but it's a bad one - the sort where you have muscle aches and headaches and feel rubbish. She barely moved yesterday. Today she's much better but still ill. I slept in this morning because I was woken by her several times last night - they were watching a film when I got up and I found this note:

How could I resist giving her what she wanted?
We had plans for today but we've had to reschedule. Nevermind. I just hope the other two don't get it because we have plans for next week too.

Last weekend we took advantage of Codonas offer of half price wristbands through the October holidays. You only get 4 hours in the theme park, but we also got entrance to Smuggler's Cove soft play from 11am and access to the dodgems from this time as well. Plus you get a round of mini golf, a pass for the XD Theatre, and a go on 'Vertigo' - the aerial assault course! Not bad for £6.49 a person.

The kids had a fantastic time and my brother met us there too.

Spot Uncle Benjamyn and the kids!

View of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Beach

Daddy and Maia on the Apple coaster

Calvin excited to go on the ride

Daddy and Maia on the coaster

Excited girl waiting for the Crazy Train rollercoaster - she loved it and spent the whole time with her arms up and screaming with joy!

A round of golf

Just missed...

Girls rule!

The boys were a hole behind us

Daddy and Uncle Benjamyn

Best air hockey ever - Pacman Smash

Playing the 2p games

Please sir, can I have some more?

In Smugglers Cove Role Play Street, she made supper

Cora the Vet

Fixing the kitty

Calvin the Chef making pizza

Cheesy smile and a cheesy pizza ;) Handsome boy!

Sorry to flood you with pictures but I just wanted to share.. we had a great day and made some good memories! Here's a few pictures Aaron took as well, proof that I was actually there with them!

Cora on Vertigo

The whole family

Calvin and I on Vertigo

He's getting braver!
So for those of you local, I'd recommend taking advantage of this offer if you can. It's a good deal. Codonas had a few niggles (such as a huge queue to get our wristband, due to a problem with the machine - no communication from employees and no solution offered, as well as things like the ferris wheel only having about 4 cars open so people had to queue despite most of it being empty). But still, for the money, it's a good day out.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Smugglers Cove

Today we went to Smugglers Cove at the beach in Aberdeen. I haven't been there since the soft play was redone, and we really loved it! The kids had so much fun in the Role Play Street, and the play area.

Role Play Street

Supermarket shopping with his puppy from the Vet!

Getting a trolley

Making ice creams in the pizzeria

Putting her puppy in the shopping basket!
If you're local, I'd really recommend taking your kids here. It was probably the best soft play we've been to, simply because of the street! The kids spent over half of the time here, watching films in the cinema, making pizza and ice creams in the restaurant, healing animals in the vets, and shopping in the supermarket. When we left Maia even put every single bit of 'shopping' she had been carrying around back exactly on the shelf it came from!

In other news, I just received my new camera today. It was a cheap bridge one but gets good reviews so I'm looking forward to trying it out tomorrow outside. So far it hasn't taken great pictures in low light but I don't expect that from a cheap camera. Watch this space!