The Eden Project with my Teens
The Triplets were all away on a sleepover for a friend's birthday enjoying plenty of fun on a bike trail and racing around at Laser Tag. Meanwhile I've enjoyed a rare day out with my three oldest down at The Eden Project. It was an opportunity to brush up on our ice-skating skills after our enjoyable session in Plymouth a few weeks earlier.
We set off at 10.15, trust me with teens this is early on a Sunday morning proving they were all keen! Eden is only half an hour from Coombe Mill so much closer for us than Plymouth. We booked our skating for mid day giving us time to go exploring as we've not visited in over a year.
They reminisced over outdoor play areas they used to clamber over as younger children and Theo couldn't resist seeing if he could now race down the steps that always tripped him up when he was little. Of course it was easy, they are now all three taller and longer legged than me and I struggled to keep up with them stopping to take photos too.
Most of my pictures are from behind as they are not at a photogenic age and I was always trailing them, my interest caught on something that had passed them by.
In the Mediterranean biome the boys remembered the huts being much bigger, marvelled at the size of the lemons and testicles on the strange animal statues then tested their geography on the world map.
Theo couldn't resist taking the chilli challenge, apparently started on the many school trips to Eden. He selected his chilli and bravely bit into it. We all laughed ourselves silly as the inevitable happened and he danced around like a mad man looking for a fresh water fountain his mouth on fire. Recovering the other two pointed out there was another plate twice the strength if he fancied another go!
Down at the ice rink the boys were like lightning with their boots having mastered the knack of the awkward straps and soon in the queue to jump on the ice.
I hung back to capture them before joining in. the ice was definitely more challenging than Plymouth being like a sheet and it look us all a couple of laps to find our feet.
We felt triumphant at not falling over, though Theo did try to frame the rest of us throwing snowballs from the edges of the rink to our backs. The others soon had their own back tying him into his hoodie like a mummy whilst changing. No wonder he needed to show off with some acrobatics after!
I couldn't resist this last photo just for fun, ice creams and a little play on the way out!
Our fun day captured on video
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A few of my favourites from last week:
Over 40 and Mum to One and Redpeffer spent the day together enjoying muddy fun at Packwood House.
The beach proved too much of a pull after a trip to the cinema for Smiles and Trials.
Mommy loves Trees showed us some great activities for outdoor play in the winter.
Making the most of a sunny afternoon in February, Little Hearts Big Love went exploring Fassnidge Park.
Keitha's Chaos went on a snowy hike to hand feed the birds