Country Kids: a busy week!

After staying in New Mexico for a week longer than we did, Granny arrived back in Boston last week.

The 7yo announced at the weekend that he hadn’t done anything outside with Granny!

And so began a week of outdoor fun…

On Sunday, we took Granny to experience our towns Victorian Fair! I am still unclear what makes it ‘Victorian’, but it’s a fun event, and all the local businesses and organisations get involved. Cue lots of freebies, which the boys loved! Pens and pencils, mini footballs and lollipops, lots of balloons! Kid heaven :)

The 7yo then took her on a walk of the neighbourhood, taking in Ell Pond and our new Wholefoods Market (bathroom and refreshment stops a must..!).

Not to be outdone, the 4yo’s had to take her for a walk too and his took in the railway station, with the added excitement of a train, and involved a treasure hunt of mythical proportions (well, everything is treasure when you’re four…) – he arrived home cradling a perfect berry in his hand.

Granny slept well that night…

On Monday we went to the zoo.




The highlights were the the Arctic foxes (declared to be the cutest things ever!); the otters; my two little flamingoes; the gibbons making an unbelievable racket (who knew they were so loud!); a snack break complete with a coyote looking on and the bear standing up and scratching his head!

On Wednesday, when the temperatures hit a balmy 95F (?!), we went to the beach at Breakheart Reservation.



Mummy fail for the day: not taking swimming gear for the boys! This resulted in a car full of somewhat damp children for our drive home :) We paddled, splashed, chased fish, sailed stick boats and sat on rocks, contemplating the surroundings. A lovely afternoon, and a great first visit for Granny to one of our favourite places.

A fun filled, outdoor week – enjoying the last of the summer weather. The mornings now bring with them a hint of autumn and while I look forward to crisp, blue sky days and the wonderful colours of fall – I will cling on to these last weeks of warmth and make the most of them.

Granny leaves us tomorrow, to return to the peace and quiet of her own house.

We will miss her, as I know she will miss us. Although, perhaps not the noise!

I am linking up with the wonderful Coombe Mill’s Country Kids again this week. I continue to be inspired to make the most of our beautiful surroundings. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

24 thoughts on “Country Kids: a busy week!”

  1. Nichola fabfortymum

    Oh Sara what an amazing week you’ve had, I love all your pictures and I love the bugs bunny balloon hat, how brilliant is that? I actually for a split second thought that picture of your wee girl and the bear was real – I thought she was stroking a tiny little tame bear – ha (it’s late, I must be tired!) It must have been so lovely to have your mammy with you and I bet it will be tough to say goodbye, so I’m sending you lots of virtual hugs xx

  2. The Victorian Fair looks very colourful – and the balloon hat is adorable. Looks like a fun week and the zoo looks great, especially the head hole pictures! The kids had a lot of fun and don’t worry about the damp clothes. Glad you had such a good time with Granny and that you get to see her again soon Sara xx

  3. A fun filled week of outdoor activities. Without a doubt the cutest animals in the zoo were your Flamingos. I am quite jealous of your gorgeous weather as Autumn is under way in the UK, sunny but chilly. Thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor fun with Country Kids.

  4. goodness me you have had such a busty week and have been and about sooooo much and it looks like you have had a lot of fun too. The photos taken at Breakheart Reservation are my favourite – it looks such a beautiful place and paddling is just the best fun in such heat. (lucky you it is getting colder here now) x

  5. I had a Mummy fail moment to. For our outing, I wish I’d taken a change of clothes, or even better, waterproofs. Youngest didn’t seem to mind soaking wet trousers!

    How lovely that your children knew how they wanted to spend time with their Grandma. I can’t think of anything more touching.

  6. Sounds like an amazing week outdoors. I did the same mistake this summer when visiting their grandparents in Canada of going to a ‘river’ beach iwithout swimsuits. Kids were rather damp on the way home too.
    Dropping by from Country Kids

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