August hasn’t been great this year, to be honest. The start of the month saw us making an unplanned trip to see S’s dad who was critically ill in a hospital 5 hours from where we live. It’s not been a straightforward recovery as he bounced back into intensive care a couple of times since then, and is still in HDU at the moment.
S spent a week away with work so T and I stayed at my parents’ house. I’ve also done a few extra shifts at work as we’re very short staffed at the moment (and we could do with the extra money). This all means that it’s felt as though we’ve not had much quality time together as a family.
So it was lovely to spend Saturday together at Roves Farm in Wiltshire. Here are a couple of pictures of some cute piglets we saw (not our me and mine picture, haha!).
T wasn’t at all sure about the pigs. I was surprised because he had been so cute and excited when he saw some at Whipsnade Zoo a few months ago, but he’s a toddler so it’s no use trying to guess what he’s going to like on any given day!
He was much happier when we went into the small animal barn. We had a chat with a sheep and then I didn’t get much opportunity for pictures; he was so animated, running around looking at the different animals and squealing with excitement.
He had a play in a massive sandpit, fortunately he didn’t try to eat the sand, like on our one and only trip to the beach since he was born! It’s so funny watching him because he enjoyed scooping up the sand and putting it in buckets but really doesn’t like the feel of it so refused to touch it and panicked a little if it went on his clothes.
Anyway, on to the Me and Mine picture, which obviously had to be next to a tractor for our little boy who’s obsessed with anything with wheels! S and I have a week off together next month; hopefully September will be a bit less stressful and we’ll have more time for fun days like this.