#MyFamilyAdventures – February

Has another month really passed us by? When I first started to pull this post together I hadn’t quite realised just how much fun we had had during the month of February. We hardly ventured out in January as it was mainly rained off, such a stark contrast to this month. The sun popped his hat on most weekends and so I have much more to share with you this time round. Our gorgeous boy has started to plan out our adventures in advance, he has one huge tick list with the planning now becoming a Friday morning ritual.

Where do I start, I have so much to share with you this month. It started with a little play date with friends and ended with a mummy and son day, which if truth be told was a day I had been looking forward to all month. One thing I can tell you is that the weatherman really is trying his best to confuse me, one day we are free of hats and coats and the next we have been wrapped up again. I am officially done with winter, please spring show yourself.

And so here are this months my family adventures…

We started the month with glorious sunshine at our favourite local hang out Trentham Gardens. We met up with Jenny from Lets Talk Mommy who has become an offline friend having met here in this online space three years ago. The sun shone, the children giggled and chatted away like they had been friends for years. We spent such a lovely few hours wandering around the gardens and look no coats or woolly hats…

The very next day we headed out to a local National Trust site – Biddulph Grange. Sundays are often what we call family days and this one didn’t disappoint. Can you believe it was the day after the photos were taken above. It was so cold in comparison. Wandering around Biddulph Grange was so lovely, a refreshing change and certainly opened our eyes to visiting more National Trust sites. I’m looking forward to going back in the summer when it is in full bloom. I can only imagine how pretty it is. If you are local and haven’t visited yet then it is definitely one to try, although this particular site is a little less interesting for littles – that is unless like us you have a map reader in your family. George took great pleasure in guiding us around the different countries and exploring each area.

The middle of February saw the start of lambing season and we couldn’t help but visit The National Forest Adventure Farm to take part in their Help The Farmer Day. Feeding the little babies still bouncing around gaining their balance has to be the cutest moment of the year so far. The chuckles from George as they pulled on the bottle still makes me smile now. You can read our full review here if you fancy a snoop. Is this the biggest guinea pig you ever did see…

It wasn’t long before we were back at Trentham Gardens to visit the new adventure playground. Capturing our days out in a few photos has to be one of my favourite past time, it would be so easy not to take a photo, not to capture a moment in time but honestly that would make me so sad. These photos really make me smile, watching him interact with Mr H – the smiles, the curls and the hot chocolate warming our hands was most definitely a highlight of this weekend.

And lastly, our mummy and son day on the last day of half-term. We had planned to visit Cannock Chase again but sadly little old Doris and her gale force wind knocked some of the trees down and made it unsafe to visit so on George’s request we stayed local. We jumped in muddy puddles, squelched through the mud and climbed log piles, being five sure is fun. We ended the day with a Monster milkshake, enough calories to last you a month but oh my goodness just look at them. George went for the fun fair and I went for the peanut butter and jelly. Delicious.

And that’s our February. Already I am excited for our adventures in March. We are off to the beach next weekend which always makes me smile – we are celebrating Mr H’s birthday so it should make for a wonderful start to the month. Once again thank you all so much for joining in with me in January. It would be great to see you add your February adventures below – grab my badge and I’ll see you in the comments. I am really looking forward to reading through your family adventures. And don’t forget to tag your adventures over on Instagram.

 

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  1. 26th February 2017 / 7:31 am

    Gorgeous photos. Looks like you have had ano adventurous month. Trentham gardens was our only real adventure this month but what a good one it was.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2017 / 5:02 pm

      We have indeed, Trentham always pleases

  2. 26th February 2017 / 9:00 am

    I honestly cannot believe February is nearly over, but I adore this link up already as it’s allowed me to keep all of my favourite memories and photos of the month in one post. I’m heading to see my lovely northern friend this coming weekend and Cannock Chase and Trentham Gardens are on the place to visit after seeing your gorgeous photos the last couple of months (maybe more so to try those milkshakes – wow!) although Fox Stone Cairn or High Cup Nick are two that have been added onto my list for a child free walk / hike! Hope you all have a great March, i’m looking forward to joining in again once more although lets hope it does go by as fast x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Oh it really does seem to have flown by. I’m so glad to have you join in again, hopefully it’s grow into a nice little link up of people enjoying some fun outdoors. Oh you should definitely visit Cannock and Trentham have added sheep and re done the playground area. Lots of new wooden sculptures to see on the woodland walk too. x

  3. 26th February 2017 / 9:01 am

    Beautiful photos! Love that G plans days out for you. Mine hasn’t quite grasped the concept of real and imaginary days out yet – he keeps asking to go to Asia and dig up dinosaur bones. Here’s hoping the March weather will be better! x

  4. 26th February 2017 / 1:38 pm

    February always seems to pass by so quickly, and you have done a great job in getting out in the fresh air most weekends. I adore your pictures, full of colour and life and love that Lil G is planning out your adventures. We have not visited Trentham in about 3 years, so we are definitely due a visit there soon. Have a great time at the beach. I love following your adventures when you go to Lytham, and hope Mr H has a fab birthday x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Oh it does, those extra days in a month just seem to make all the difference. Thank you so much lovely and yay for a little break to Lytham x

  5. 26th February 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Such lovely photographs. Trentham is always so beautiful- I haven’t visited biddulph grange as yet, and the farm looks like a wonderful day out with the little ones- those lambs are so cute. There is nothing better than having a family day out and making memories x Thanks again for hosting #MyfamilyAdventures xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Trentham never fails to impress and will always be part of our monthly adventures x

  6. 26th February 2017 / 6:46 pm

    February has gone quick, but looking forward to warmer weather. Lovely photos KA, and those milkshakes …!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2017 / 7:04 pm

      Aww yes us to, bring on true Spring and all its spendour. The milkshakes are a taste sensation Megan

  7. 26th February 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Oh My god Kerri Ann you must take me to where they make these milkshakes they are to die for! Amazing. What a lovely linky/hashtag. I love it. I am joining in this month with my one on one family adventures with my son hope thats ok I will write one separately and specifically for this for the march one just remind me a week or two before hahah but since I didn’t have one of february thought I would still share our family adventures that I already have written after all most of february it was just me and my eldest together so it fits. Will check out the others now too. Best of luck for your linky darling it’s a great idea!!!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2017 / 9:23 pm

      They’re very close to Trentham! Great to have you joining in honey, it can be of whatever type of adventure post, whether one day or 10 x

  8. 27th February 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Beautiful photos as always KA. George always looks so happy when he’s outdoors exploring. Trench am gardens looks like such a gorgeous place to make memories-you must love looking back at how George has grown throughout your visits. I need to put my post together but our weekends are consisting of so much work at the minute it’s quite sad-me and B are just tag teaming the kids & as I’m not driving and live on a hill it’s a nightmare to get out. Xx

  9. 28th February 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Oh my goodness are we ready for warmer weather too. I’ve been noticing the flowers popping up signifying Spring is on its way. I can imagine it has been rather cold around Staffordshire and further north. Thanks for hosting #myfamilyadventures

  10. 1st March 2017 / 10:24 am

    I love that photo of G on the logs and the ones of you together are adorable, it’s always so lovely seeing what you get up too and looking through all the photos of your adventures. You know I love the photos you and Jenny took at Trentham this month, nice to see bloggers little ones having fun together! xx #myfamilyadventures

  11. 1st March 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Stunning photos KA! The gorgeous bobble hat reminds me of one of mine 😉
    I especially like the one where George is moving out of frame under that giant tree. Thanks again for hosting this lovely linky – I really, really enjoy going back over the month just past and seeing all sorts of connections/themes appear between random events and adventures.

  12. 3rd March 2017 / 1:45 pm

    OMG, I had no idea there was candy floss on that milkshake! I NEED one of those!

    I’m loving this capture and I’ll be linking up when mine goes live on Monday…bit latchy! xx

  13. 5th March 2017 / 11:56 am

    I’ve linked up!! Okay, a little late but at least I made it this month. Your month sounds (and looks) like so much fun. I miss one on one days with my kids, I haven’t had one of those in ages and to be honest I’m well overdue one with my biggest little lady. Umm can we please discuss those amazing looking monster milkshakes?!! My mouth literally just hit the floor.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      10th March 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Thank you so so much my love x

  14. 12th March 2017 / 9:03 am

    Just discovered your lovely linky and it’s perfect as we love family adventures. It looks like you’ve had quite a few in February. Can’t wait to see what you’ve all been up to in March 🙂

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