Welcome back to my weekly diary post of my Fridays with Kipper. Each week I document our adventures on the run up to him starting school. You can find the series here – Our Fridays.

A Year of Mudpie Fridays – Week 10

Not sure how we are at week 10 already… I am ignoring the application for schools although at the same time grossly aware that I need to do it. This morning I was determined to do something with Kipper since the last two weeks have been a bit of a non event.

The weather was meant to be on our side so we headed to Wisley to try out the play area. When we arrived the gardens were still shut so we headed to the new cafe to pick up a hot drink and a cookie. Then we had a nose at the Christmas decorations. Kipper couldn’t make his mind up between the chestnuts, conkers or acorns so we ended up with one of each. Although he wasn’t very pleased when the lady at the checkout dropped one and it smashed everywhere.

Christmas decorations brought and cookies acquired we headed off in search of the play area. I am glad we headed straight there as the weather was not playing ball and started to spit just as we arrived. We braved it for half an hour or so before giving up. Kipper enjoyed going down the slide despite  not having waterproof trousers on and the little wooden houses the most. Apparently one should know better than asking a three year old to make sure he is sitting on his coat.

Typically I had no spare clothes in the car, so he travelled him with a large towel as a blanket which he thought was fab. He sat in his carseat looking quite proud of himself. He has also developed a love for the Greatest Showman song. Normally he gets out voted by Monkey who always wants a million dreams, but when he is on his own he likes it played over and over again.

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  1. Gemma Hendry Reply

    Getting some christmas decorations makes it all seem so much closer, i love christmas

  2. Carly Belsey Reply

    Your car journey music sounds like ours although for some reason the children like ‘I like to move it move it’ booming as well. God knows where they heard that initially lol

  3. WanderlustBeautyDreams Reply

    Christmas decor and cookies make everything better despite the weather. Thanks for sharing this journey.

  4. Oh this sounds like so much fun! I’m so glad y’all are able to have this time together.

  5. Awe that’s such a fun song for him to enjoy! Sounds like you guys are busy and time is zooming.

  6. I love picking up new decorations as Christmas approaches. Sounds like you had a great Friday with Kipper!

  7. Sounds like you guys were having an amazing time despite the weather!

  8. Nicz Escat. Reply

    That sounds like a great time with Kipper, I loved your car music. This post make me more excited for Christmas.. 😘

  9. Celebrate Woman Today Reply

    I love that you expose your child to many different experiences outside the home.

  10. Sincerely Jackline Reply

    It’s great that you guys had fun this week. Can’t wait for the holidays, nice blog, thanks for sharing.

  11. Seems like you all had a good time. Excited for Christmas decoration season too!

  12. Looks like you had a great time. I’m very much excited about the Christmas decoration thing

  13. Debbie Skerten Reply

    Kipper is such a cutie. That smile of his will light up any room.

  14. Shelley Jessup Reply

    I am with him all the way with The Greatest Showman song I too have it on repeat in the car.

  15. Looks like you had a fun time. I love shopping for decor. Lovely post!

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