The Friday Focus 29/05/15

Hunting Shaun the Sheep, continuing with our three little pigs crafts and seeing the horses and lambs at the Chiltern Open Air Museum means that this week has felt like it has had a bit of an animal theme to it. We’ve enjoyed family time together, had a lot of fun and had a couple of stressful moments too but on the whole our half-term week has been a pretty good one.

It's been an animal themed week this week: The Friday Focus 29/05/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

 

Out and About:

We’d always planned to try and find some of the Shaun the sheep sculptures around London but with time running out, I’d resigned myself to only having time to find a few before they disappeared. I should have realised that once we’d started, the determination to find them all would take over and over the course of two days spent wandering around central London, we did indeed manage to find all 50 Shauns in the City. There will be another 70 appearing in Bristol later this summer and we are already considering whether to have a weekend away and complete the full set!

On the trail of the Shaun the sheep: The Friday Focus 29/05/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

The girls coped very well and enjoyed seeing all the sheep although towards the end, Jessica did get a little tired of all the photos and when hubby asked her to look at the camera, she rolled her eyes and said in a very exasperated tone “oh not again!” Our Tula toddler carrier came in very handy for our days out and there were moments when the girls both wanted to be carried on Mummy’s back and weren’t too happy about having to take turns! There were also a few moments when I had one child on my back and the other in my arms which worked quite well for travelling on the escalators on the Tube (whilst hubby took charge of the buggy which I am always a bit scared of trying to manage on the escalator).

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One of the sheep was in Hamleys and as you can imagine Jessica loved it there! Sophie had fallen asleep in the buggy about five minutes before we reached Hamleys though so missed out on seeing all the toys.

Getting excited at meeting Hello Kitty in Hamleys: The Friday Focus 29/05/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Later in the week, we enjoyed another day out at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, exploring all the old houses and seeing the cows, horses, sheep and lambs there. The girls had fun running around in the sunshine and it was a lovely day up until we went to leave and I discovered that my car had a very flat tyre thanks to a puncture. Thankfully hubby was able to come and rescue us and sort the tyre out so we could get home again.

Watching the spinning demonstration at Chiltern Open Air Museum: The Friday Focus 29/05/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

 

Fun at home:
We’ve been continuing with our Three Little Pigs themed crafts this week and have made the three houses to go with the paper plate piggies and wolf. Jessica has been having a wonderful time re-enacting the story, huffing and puffing and making the houses blow over (including the brick house which doesn’t work quite so well with the story!)

Three Little Pigs themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

 

We’ve also been given a big bag of princess dresses that Jessica’s cousins have outgrown so the girls have been having a wonderful time dressing up in those.


Time for me:

I enjoyed having a few moments to relax in a nice hot bath while hubby got the girls ready for bed after our day at the open air museum – it did wonders to ease the stress of having been stuck with a flat tyre earlier!

On the blog:

My post on parental sleep positions was featured on the ForEveryMom.com website earlier this week and my post looking back on Friday 13th – a day which changed our lives was featured on Odd Socks and Lollipops’ round-up of her ten favourite posts from May.

My happiest moment:
Sitting on the tube at the start of our Shaun hunt and seeing how excited the girls were about being on the train about to enjoy a lovely day out as a family.

Two excited girls on the train at the start of our sheep hunt: The Friday Focus 29/05/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Next week I would like to:

Get through the week without too many hiccups as hubby will be away working again.

 

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18 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 29/05/15

  1. What a fabulous week! Looks lots of fun. I do like the idea of those Shaun the Sheep hunts, too- made me laugh that Jessica is fed up of having her photo taken, though! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. Well done on getting around all the Shaun’s – and Jessica made me smile with her reluctance for photos already! I’m sure it was shortlived and completely forgotten in the excitement of the train journey 🙂 #wotw

  3. Sounds like you’ve had a wonderful week – lovely pics! Toddler-wearing is fab for getting round the city. Though wearing Jessica and carrying Sophie must have been quite a workout! X

  4. 50 Shauns?! That’s determination. No wonder Jessica had enough posing 🙂 You always have the funnest weeks. I loved the train shot of hubby and the girls in the matching clothes and you holding them both! Well done on your blog achievements and for getting some down town. Hope next week goes ok with hubby away xx #wotw

  5. 50 Shauns?! That’s determination. No wonder Jessica had enough posing 🙂 You always have the funnest weeks. I loved the train shot of hubby and the girls in the matching clothes and you holding them both! Well done on your blog achievements and for getting some down town. Hope next week goes ok with hubby away xx #wotw

  6. What a great week! I didn’t know anything about those Shaun the sheep sculptures until now….How cool! Well done for finding them all! Wow!

  7. Another busy week out and about in London, and I love the Animal themes. There are so many Shaun the sheep and scattered all around the City. We didn’t manage to find them all, everyone’s feet were hurting by then!
    So impressed that you managed to carry two at a time, that’s something special. As for getting out of Hamley’s without half of the shop, that too is special! We’ve spent hours (and I mean hours) in that shop as the children get so carried away, but I didn’t realise there was a Shaun in the shop. It’s a bit cheeky really!!
    Lovely week and lovely photos. Best of luck for next week
    xx
    #WoTW

  8. Ah you found all the sheep – thats cool 🙂 can recommend Bristol Zoo if you do decide to go for a weekend break. Love the three pigs crafts, such a great idea. xx #HappyDaysLinky

  9. I love the Shaun the sheep statues – I’m tempted to head to Bristol (my home city) when they’re there too. I can’t believe you managed to find them all. You must do a post on travelling around London with toddlers – I bet so many people (myself included) would find it useful.

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna xx

  10. I ADORE their matching outfits on the tube!!! How cute are they?? I am so excited that I managed to partly do one of your crazy challenges- I reckon I have seen about 10 of the Shauns! You are a legend finding all 50 though! Thank you for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky x

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