It seems like all we’ve been doing these last few days has been working on the house.
Not very exciting for a bank holiday, but there you go.To be fair, the weather has been pretty awful. Yet despite the weather, Josh and I managed to have a pretty nice day today.
My mom is coming to visit in a few weeks (have I mentioned how excited I am?!), and she loves Windsor. I don’t know why, but every time she’s here, she always wants to go to Windsor.
So in honour of her impending arrival, I thought Josh and I would go and do a trial run there today.
When we got there, I put him in the stroller, walked all the way up to the castle and, feeling a bit adventurous, I thought “nah, let’s just walk!” So I took the stroller back to the car and we set off.
We must have arrived at just the right time because they were doing the changing of the guard.
I have to be honest; there’s been a lot of “pageantry” in the UK lately and as we stood there waiting for the soldiers, I wondered if I had reached my limit, gazing at all the union jack bunting stretching as far as the eye could see.
I always make fun of the British for never being very enthusiastic, but they sure seemed to go all out over this jubilee. Maybe there is still hope for the Olympics after all.
Anyways, we saw the soldiers.
Then we walked down to the river and managed to feed some of the swans.
Well, I did.
When I handed some bread to Josh to feed to the swans, he just ate it.
It started to rain a bit and I saw a sign for boat rides so I thought “why not?” and we hopped on a boat tour.
We sat up on the top for the first half, but Josh was getting antsy so we climbed down stairs where he was able to run around a bit.
We saw swans.
And more swans…
And managed to stay dry.
So, it did turn out to be a nice little outing today.
And I would like everyone to know (especially Tara!) that Josh wore his new big boy shoes all day, without “forgetting” how to walk once.