Last week Mini had a day over at his Nanna and Grandad's house, and spent some time there with his baby cousin. So I had a day to entertain Dollop on her own.
I decided that I'd take her to the seaside - she can't go on the beach because of her plaster cast, and so I've avoided taking Mini too - it wouldn't be fair for him to go to the seaside and not be able to play on the sand or paddle in the sea. With Dollop just by herself I knew I could take her along the promenade, and I'd be able to just wheel her up and down in her wheelchair and treat her to an ice cream. So that's what we did!
When Mini was little and before he started school, I used to take him to the seaside by myself often - we'd have walks on the prom, playtime on the beach, pennies in the slot machines, and chips looking out at the sea. And last Summer I took Mini and Dollop to do those things occasionally, but I've never done that with Dollop on her own - we've never had made those memories, and of course she'll be starting nursery part-time in September, so I need to get some of those experiences in quick!
It was really nice having mummy/daughter time, with the sun on our faces, a lovely sea breeze in our hair, scrummy ice creams (with flakes of course), and just a nice long walk.
I'm linking up with #MemoryBox at The Adoption Social here:
and Magic Moments at The Oliver's Madhouse here: