Saturday, 12 January 2008

12Jan08 - At the Seaside

We took Lucy and Joshua for a chilly trip to the seaside today. The weather wasn't too good but we decided that we all needed a day out. We had a bracing walk on the beach to blow away the cobwebs, but didn't walk too far because there was an icy wind and we were concerned about Lucy getting too cold.To get out of the cold we found an amusement arcade with lots of two penny games to play. Joshua had a great time with his tub full of two pence coins while Lucy was mesmerised by all the flashing lights and arcade noises.We must have been in there for an hour and it was really good fun for all of us. We even found some amusements for Lucy. I am sure she wanted me to try and win her a cuddly toy but she was out of luck. Instead she had a few rides in a little car. She didn't quite know what to make of it and just sat quietly while it gently rocked her backwards and forwards.We eventually tore ourselves away and made our way back. Lucy has been a little angel today and I think the fresh air has done her good. It was good to get Joshua out as well because he has been a bit neglected this week and was in need of some attention. We ended the day with a nice pub meal before getting Lucy home for bed. It has been nice to get a break from the normal routine and not be ruled by Lucy's usual timetable. Apart from breakfast we fed Lucy out all day long and for a change it wasn't too difficult or messy which helped keep the stress levels down. In fact today has just been easy and relaxed which is fantastic. Maybe sea air is good for Lucy or maybe she was just pleased to find a boat with her name on it!!


fairenuff said...

What fabulous pictures. I'm glad you managed to have a relaxing time and Lucy was able to eat quite well. Josh, I love those slot machines too, the trick is to work out which ones have the most money right at the front!
Hugs to you all.

Anonymous said...

Really loved Lucy's 'First 18 Months' - and the song to go with it. What a special little girl she is - and what a special brother she has. You two are such great parents.
Lots of love to the 4 of you
Mom & Dad T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hey hey! guess what - am on my new laptop- have finally got it working online!
Looks like u had a really good day yesterday. glad to hear lucy is getting better from her nasty cold.
Was really good seeing you all on boxing day although that's a long time ago now.
:) hope to see you again soon - love and cuddles from cousin Rachel xxx

Margo said...

Looks like you had a great day out....surely you could have found room in your car for a not so little one and taken me on your day trip to Filey!! LOL