I just love family days out, and today was just lush (that word needs to be said with a welsh accent).
We began with a trip to a nearby park in Ironbridge. Sometimes I am a mixture of proud and totally terrified when I watch the kids climbing.
Aniah got herself to the top of this beam thing and was starting to cross it when she got scared and decided to go back saying 'this is just for big boys and girls', to which Gareth said 'Zakie crossed it'... Aniah is not to be outdone by her little brother, so at this point she very bravely crossed it. Zak had in actual fact not crossed it. Daddy fibbed, but it got her over her initial fears.
After Zak saw Aniah do it, he then figured he should also have a go!
Martha, Adam and their boys joined us there for a little picnic.
We then figured it was a good day to take some family photos as there were some beautiful flower beds nearby...
After a few photos, we walked along to a pirate ship docking to take the kiddies on a REAL pirate ship boat ride. Oh my goodness, we had some very happy children.
How happy are these kiddies...
Captain Jack Sparrow eat your heart out!
We have walked along the Ironbridge road loads of times, but it was lovely to get a different perspective on this quaint little industrial town...
After the very pleasant boat trip, we headed over to BBQ lovin' - an American style restraunt near Shrewsbury. Lewis and Bethany also met us there and we all totally stuffed our faces on way too much meat and cheese cake. So glad my almost vegan mother wasn't there to see her glutinous children.
Zak is a total carnivore and ate his body weight in meat.
So excited for Bethany... she is ready to deliver her first baby any day now. Her and Lewis are great with the kids so I know they will be fantastic parents.
I feel thoroughly spoilt to have such delightful activities to enjoy with such lovely people.