Brodie's birthday started with presents and pancakes. He unwrapped his fishtank with the promise of a trip to choose some inhabitants later in the day. The fish tank has been set up in our bedroom hidden under a box since Friday and quite how it was no discovered I have no idea. It was so noisy because it wasn't quite full that I was convinced both kids would hear it and investigate but no! So the surprise was a good one.
Brodie went to nursery and I picked him up just in time to see in get a lovely card and a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. We headed straight to the aquarium and had car picnic - and headed in. It was so quiet that the kids could explore freely and explore they did! Brodie's favourites were some neon puffer fish and Grier liked the turtle.
Both kids loved the travelling tunnel - I think we did 8 times round or so? It was so quiet often we felt like we were the only visitors and when both kids lay down on the conveyor belt to look up at the tunnel it felt wrong to tell them off as it was exactly what we would have done had we not been concerned with moving parts and limbs and you know, what other people think......
This is a carefully orchestrated self timer shot in which I left the strap of my camera dangling down.....also checky my windy woo hair do.
Then we headed to pick up the fish for the tank. Unfortunately the pet shop had just had a delivery of fish so couldn't sell us any but luckily we had a back up plan and we headed to the garden centre. Brodie choose 2 Black Moors and quickly named them Black and Mack and I can happily report they are happy in their new tank. Well they look happyish, for black, slightly emo bulgy eyed fish.
Being five, is ex.haus.ting