Rutland Water

Family fun and the power of chi . . .

The sun was shining bright this morning so we decided to pile the Beans into the car and head over to Rutland for some outdoor family fun. We took their microscooters, put on our hats and gloves, snuggled Jelly Bean into his Xplory footmuff and set off on our way.

Rutland Water

Jelly Bean was delighted to see ‘Sheeps’ out on our walk – although they were less happy to see the older Beans hurtling towards them on their microscooters.

Rutland Water

We walked to the play area and inland beach at Whitwell. I can’t wait to take the Beans back there in the summer when we can take off our shoes and play in the sand and water without having to worry about hypothermia.

Rutland Water

I took the opportunity to take a few photos towards the #Make30Photos challenge now that I had more interesting subjects to capture. About half way to the play area Beanie Boy started to flag a little so he and Daddy decided that (after watching Lego Chima dvd) he might need a little added ‘chi’ to give him the power to keep going. It worked a treat, each time he found he was losing his energy a little we handed him some more ‘chi’, he loaded it into his chest and he had the power to keep going again.

Rutland Water

Whilst Jelly Bean and I took a leisurely stroll back to the car, Daddy, Little Bean and Beanie Boy had fun in the outdoor gym.

Rutland Water

What did you do today?

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  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    January 25, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Looks like a lovely day 🙂 How fab to have that inland beach, one of our favourite places is a lake with a beach near us, lovely in the summer and winter. Love the photo of all your boots! #CountryKids

    1. IamMummyMatters

      January 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you for popping by. I wanted to get my littlest one’s feet in too but he was snuggled up in the Xplory so I didn’t want to get him cold 🙂

  • Coombe Mill

    January 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Looks like a great place for a family day out. I love your photo with the kayaks, so colourful, I bet they would be fun in the summer too. we have an outdoor gym, the kids love playing on it and challenging one another. Lovely photos from your day, thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      January 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      We have spent many a happy family day out at Rutland, it’s best in the sunshine but as long as you wrap up warm it’s fun in the winter too.

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