Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Lovely lovely lovely weekend
Sorry I didn't post yesterday - was too tired! Exhausting but lovely weekend. Here's a potted history...
Got there on Friday about 3pm which was what I hoped for. I don't know what I was thinking when I packed but when I unpacked I had only brought 1 pair of shoes (thong sandals) and 3 tops - 2 of which were vest tops. Oscar had enough clothes for a week!! We spent Friday afternoon exploring - on the bikes - Oz LOVED being on the back of Rob's bike <-
Saturday morning Oz was in the creche - Rob and I had leisurely strolls round the village then hired a rowing boat for half an hour - the last time Rob rowed me round a lake was on our honeymoon so it was lovely. Though he was CRAP at it!! We swopped half way round the lake and I was much better than he was! Though we both had the problem of one arm stronger than the other so we went round in circles a lot. It was still a great laugh for both of us - can't imagine what it would have been like if Oz had been in the boat - pandemonium!
Saturday afternoon we were in the pool - so much fun - Oscar was in heaven - they provide these little yellow lifejackets so he was really bouyant - there's an area where there are light currents that sweep you round in a big circle - he loved it - held on to my fingertips and Rob's so was floating between us kicking his legs. I got a disposable underwater camera so will post pics of us in the pool when I've got it developed and scanned (probably next year then)
He went down like a dream every night - exhausted! And slept for 2 hours minimum each lunchtime - and we ended up sleeping too! I certainly did and on Sunday Rob did too. Very relaxing. All that bike riding and swimming knackers us out!
Sunday morning we went for a jazz brunch at the diner - it was so yummy - TONS of food and a live trad jazz band - Oscar was transfixed - first by the band,
then by the chocolate fountain - he ate 10 chocolate covered strawberries!
He fell asleep on the back of the bike on the way back to the villa! Bless!
Monday morning we were packed and out and in the pool by 10am! Met up with some friends who were starting their holiday there that day for lunch. Drove home in record time.
So a great family weekend break - highly recommend Centre Parcs to anyone. We last went when Oz was 4 months old and it was lovely but it was SO much better now he's old enough to appreciate it - there are lots of playgrounds and indoor play areas - he had such fun.
I'm so tired I'm off to bed early. Here's my fave pic of Oscar taken this weekend