Our littlest girl is Sophie. I can't do Mummy Monday's calling her No.4 now can I? She's the real baby in our family but is starting to grow up a little finally. It's time for her to start experiencing the world a little more so on Monday's she and I are going to do interesting things together while her three big sisters are at school. She was a little shocked about going out to do something special and I kept the destination a surprise.
So where did we go? Well we started by sitting on a lovely new park bench. Pussy Cat was allowed on this adventure as well. You might enjoy seeing a little more of New Zealand too, in the photos.
We found some lovely twisting paths to run along. Well I didn't do any running as I have a windmill running style apparently. Didn't want to make a spectacle of myself now did I?
Sophie found a wonderful tree that she was keen to climb.
Umm... it's a bit tricky, she said. I should say so!
And around the corner, with great excitement, to the duck pond. It's such a pretty area with the tall trees and native planting.
Oh no, not the birds with the big feet she screamed. She can talk! Her feet are huge. The Pukekos are native to NZ and jolly annoying at times. They do some shocking things too, like eat ducklings!
Here come the ducks. That didn't take long. They must have seen our bread bag across the other side of the pond. The trees in the distance are so wintry looking, but it was such a warm day. Far too hot for a jacket.
There's something very lovely about feeding the ducks. It's such a treat thing to do. These ducks are only a couple of mins away from us in the car and right next to the high school and big shopping centre.
We worked out which were the mummy ducks and which were the daddy ducks. Very important. We can't wait until there are baby ducklings in the spring.
And you can't go out and not have a little picnic now can you? A lovely piece of birthday cake went down a treat on that same park bench.
What a fun and happy outing for our first time. I'll have to get planning for next Monday now.
I'd also like to say a huge thank you for all your very kind comments on my last post. I'll not have time to respond to all of them sorry, but I really did enjoy them. You are all so sweet and say such nice things. And I'm pleased to be able to tell you that school went very well. We had a short wet cuddle, but after a few minutes she was perfectly fine and went off to do some co-ordination skills with the class. (Let's hope she doesn't take after her mother in this area!) Her teacher was very pleased with her at the end of her first day and she was perfectly fine saying goodbye this morning. What a big girl she is.
Now we tackle afternoon kindy today with Sophie!