The week that was.

Last week was a pretty busy day for Squidge.  She went to Holiday Zone at my fitness club where she swam, did crafts, played some sports and made some chocolate.  Any guesses which was her favorite activity??  Well funnily enough it was a close tie between swimming and chocolate making.  She’s gotten very very good at swimming and is really into it at the moment!  We’ve been swimming pretty much every day and sometimes if we go in the morning she wants to go back in the afternoon!  Putting on a still wet swimsuit is NOT fun!

She also really enjoyed making chocolate w/ Simon Dunn.  I had signed her up to Chocolate Madness at our club ages ago and invited one of her BFF’s to join her.  They were beyond excited…

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When I picked them up 2 hours later they told me all about the fun time they had. Each of the girls had a chocolate lolly and 3 molded chocolates- dinosaurs, dogs, frogs, turtles, that sort of things.

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Squidge wants to have a chocolate birthday party next year.  I told her we would wait and see.  Considering she tells me in an almost weekly basis that she wants this sort of party or that sort of party so she’ll change her mind a few dozen times before her birthday rolls around again!
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After Chocolate Madness I asked them where they’d like to go for lunch and of course they said McDonald’s so off we went. I was very proud of myself that although I did eat there I stuck to low points food and stayed within my points that day! The girls had a fab time then it was back to the club to meet another friend from school and do some swimming! I think Squidge is turning into a fish!

Last Tuesday we also went to Chester Zoo with a few of our friends.  The girls were very excited and looked at the map to plan out our route.

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We had a picnic lunch and then we hit the park, everyone had a fab time. Well except when we went to the Bat enclosure- it was very dark and very very very stinky! We pretty much ran through the place and out the door! Their favorite part was the Dinosaur exhibit. They spent a few months this year studying dinosaurs so they all found it very cool to see what they had studied. They ran around shouting when they recognized one. Squidge still knew tons of information on all the dinosaurs and told me all about it as we walked through.  Very proud of my clever girl!  Squidge’s favorite one was the one that spit water at you. She’s such a loon! She stood in front of it for ages, shuffling to the left and the right trying to jockey into position so she would get spat at!
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  1. August 15, 2011 /

    It all sounds wonderful. I don’t know what part of the country you are in but have you seen either Crystal palace dinosaurs if you are London way or something like this for parties, I bet there are similar ones around the country. (just thinking about the amount of chocolate melting you would have to do if you did your own at home!!!)

  2. mariel
    August 15, 2011 /

    Great pics!!! Your parents are going to be SOOOO excited to see you guys! Wish I was going as well!

  3. Mancais
    August 16, 2011 /

    Looks like she had a great time.

  4. August 16, 2011 /

    What a busy week! Sounds like you guys are having a great time in the holidays. Lovely to see you both today 🙂

    • Lindy
      September 11, 2011 /

      same here! I love our Northern lunches!