Friday Focus 04/08/2023 – Fun

We’ve had a lot of fun this week thanks to my mum coming to stay for the weekend, Thomas’s birthday party and a church BBQ plus days out with Sophie and Thomas. There’s also been a couple of quiet days at home where Sophie and Thomas had fun playing with their toys while I caught up with various things on the to-do list.


The word 'fun' in red, yellow and blue


Thomas had a lovely birthday party and was very happy with his second Numberblocks-themed birthday cake. He and Sophie have been enjoying getting to have cake for breakfast a couple of mornings to help finish off all the cake!


We had a fun day out at Chessington World of Adventures. Sophie enjoyed being able to go on some of the bigger rides on her own. Unfortunately we did get stuck on the river raft ride towards the end of the day when the ride stopped working. Sophie was on her own in the boat in front of me and Thomas and got a little anxious waiting for help to arrive, although thankfully the staff were quite quick to get us all off the ride.


We had another day out in London to finish off the Morph trail and find the ones north of the river. I had a couple of flashbacks to doing the book bench trail around St Paul’s and could vividly picture a little Jessica sitting on the book benches that we found there. She loved doing the different trails and loved watching Morph on DVD so would have really enjoyed doing the Morph trail.


A little Jessica sitting on a Peter Pan-themed book bench with me standing next to the bench with baby Sophie in a wrap




What I’ve been grateful for this week:


My mum with Sophie and Thomas at Jessica's forever bed; Thomas with his Numberblock birthday cake; Sophie driving the tractor and trailer; me, Sophie and Thomas on the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure at Chessington; Sophie and Thomas with one of the Morphs in front of St Paul's Cathedral; Thomas playing with toys in Sophie's dolls' house; a pink sweet pea in the garden - "#365daysofgratitude 2023 - Week 31"


  • Day 209 – I am grateful for some quiet time for Jessica in all the busyness of this week.


  • Day 210 – I am grateful that Thomas enjoyed his birthday party. Thank you everyone who came and made it such a lovely afternoon.


  • Day 211 – I am grateful that Sophie enjoyed driving the tractor and trailer around to help with the tidy-up after a BBQ in Grandma and Grandad’s garden.


  • Day 212 – I am grateful for a fun day out at Chessington World of Adventures.


  • Day 213 – I am grateful that we’ve now managed to find all the different Morphs on the Morph’s Epic Art Adventure trail.


  • Day 214 – I am grateful for a quiet day at home catching up with the to-do list while Sophie and Thomas played with their toys.


  • Day 215 – I am grateful for sweet peas.



Other things that have made me smile this week:

  • Sophie doing dance poses by some of the Morphs and Thomas trying to copy her.


Sophie and Thomas doing dance poses next to one of the Morph sculptures


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12 thoughts on “Friday Focus 04/08/2023 – Fun

  1. It does sound like you have had a lot of fun this past week! I am glad Thomas had a great party and Chessington sounds like a good day out apart from getting stuck on the ride. Well done on finishing the Morph trail! That photo of Sophie dancing and Thomas copying is so cute. x

  2. I’m so glad Thomas enjoyed his party and well done for completing the Morph trail. I’m glad you had a good time at Chessington despite getting stuck on a ride.

  3. I’m thrilled to hear that Thomas had a blast at his party and kudos to him for completing the Morph trail! I’m delighted that you had a fantastic time at Chessington, even though you got stuck on a ride. It sounds like an adventure-filled day with many unforgettable moments. Here’s to more exciting experiences ahead!

  4. Cake for breakfast, sounds perfect! Sorry to hear the ride broke down. I really like Chessington World of Adventures, haven’t been there in a while though. I would love to do the Morphs trail. You did so well finding them all.

  5. Glad Thomas enjoyed his party and the day out at Chessington sounds fun, minus the part about being stuck on the raft. Love the look of the Morph trail, Hubby and I keep meaning to get down to London soon

  6. I love the Morph, wish I had done the trail! Glad you all had lots of fun despite the ride breaking which might have been a bit scary. #project365

    1. Thank you. Sophie was quite anxious when the ride broke down – I was glad we were in the boat behind and I could reassure her.

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