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Owlbert's Adventures in the UK with Michaela and Daniel! *pic heavy*


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November 4th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Owlbert came to stay in Manchester, UK with owlet Michaela and her brother Daniel, aged 6. Here he is chilling out with Michaela at play time last weekend at home.



On Monday of half-term there were lots of jobs to do! Owlbert accompanied us to the barber's where Daniel got his hair cut and to the clinic where Michaela got weighed. In between, we went to Bents, our favourite garden centre, for lunch and a look around the Christmas displays!

~*~ Owlbert eating lunch in the cafe ~*~


~*~ Checking out the Nativity scene ~*~


~*~ Hitching a ride with Michaela! ~*~


~*~ "Well, Santa, what I'd like for Christmas is a perch in a tree in a lovely garden somewhere in the mountains back in the States...." ~*~



On Tuesday Shaun and I took Daniel, Michaela and Owlbert to Blackpool Zoo. It was a very cold, wet day! It was easier to take more of the Owlbert pictures with Daniel because Michaela was quite fussy with sore gums.

~*~ Having a sit down under shelter on Wolf Ridge ~*~



~*~ Daniel and Owlbert spotting wallabies and kangaroos on the Wallaby Walkabout! ~*~



~*~ Random but cool clip of the Magellanic penguins ~*~
CLICK TO SEE THEM SWIM!



~*~ This photo has been dubbed by Shaun, "Spot the Monkey!" ~*~





~*~ Proud baby-wearing daddy ~*~



On Wednesday we stayed home to carve pumpkins, make our Hallowe'en display and go trick-or-treating. Daniel comes up with the ideas for the pumpkins, and I carve them. Owlbert helped.





~*~ Animal inspired pumpkins - zebra on the left, giraffe on the right! ~*~



~*~ Michaela in her First Hallowe'en outfit! ~*~



~*~ We made Owlbert a bat costume! Holy owl, Batman! ~*~







On Thursday, Daniel wanted a mummy and Daniel day, so Michaela stayed with her nanna and daddy and we took Owlbert to Chester Zoo. We are members at Chester Zoo and pay a fixed price each January, so can go any time we like for free throughout the year. We spend a LOT of time there. Daniel mostly wanted to say bye to the animatronic dinosaurs, which go back to the States today.





But we also made time for some Christmas-themed...



...and British-themed photo opportunities.





~*~ Owlbert meets his cousins in the owl enclosures! ~*~
(Sorry pic isn't great, you can't see the owls so much through the fencing).



~*~ Riding in Michaela's car seat! ~*~



On Friday, Daniel wanted to go and watch aeroplanes taking off and landing at Manchester Airport's visitor park. Michaela was pretty unwell with sore gums, so she stayed at home.

~*~ The famous Nimrod - military aircraft ~*~



~*~ Posing with "Alpha-Charlie" - our resident Concorde ~*~
This is the nearest you can get without paying like 10 extra to go inside for a tour. Sorry about the glare on the windows.



~*~ "Look, Owlbert, you'll be on one of those next week on your way to NY!" ~*~



On Saturday, I had tons of jobs to catch up on and was exhausted, and Michaela was still not herself. Owlbert mostly just snuggled with her at home.

~*~ Sleepy time ~*~



Sunday was Owlbert's last day with us, so we decided to show him around the village we live in and take him for a walk to the park. He had a lovely last play with Daniel and sat with Michaela when he got tired.

~*~ Daniel and Owlbert - big buddies! ~*~



~*~ Autumn colours in the park ~*~



~*~ Adventuring together ~*~





~*~ Tired trio ~*~



~*~ Last shot with Owlbert - on our way home ~*~



Daniel has really bonded with Owlbert and doesn't really want him to go, but is excited to see what he does with everyone else. It seems like more of the photos have ended up with Daniel rather than Michaela, I hope nobody minds, he really took to this activity and I'm hoping it will help him with his geography! Looking forward to seeing what Owlbert gets up to with Liz. I have a map and a few goodies ready to go and will be packaging Owlbert up tonight after Daniel has kissed him goodnight, and Michaela and I will take him to the post office tomorrow!

I have really enjoyed doing this!

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November 4th, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Looks like Owlbert had a fantastic tour in the UK! And he had lots of fun with Daniel and Michaela Thanks for sharing!
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November 4th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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I just realised these photos make it look like Michaela sleeps in her bouncer and sucks a paci all the time lol. She doesn't, it's just the way the photos worked out.
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November 4th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Cameron spends 95% of his time on me...and maybe 5% of his pictures are with me...its just the way things work out
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November 4th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Looks like Owlbert had fun with his first host family. I'm so glad that Daniel took to him so well. I imagine it will be a lot of fun for him to see all the places that Owlbert goes.
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November 4th, 2012, 01:33 PM
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I really enjoyed that! I have to admit I noticed that Owlbert spent a lot of time with Daniel, not a bad thing just worried knowing how our kiddos are. I'm glad he was ok with letting him go amd it didn't cause a meltdown. He needs his own Owlbert for Christmas!
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November 4th, 2012, 05:43 PM
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I'm pretty sure Owlbert is going to be adopted by lots of big brothers and sisters. Glad to hear you were able to send him on his way without too much stress for Daniel.
It's a lot easier to take pics of little ones when you put them down; I'm sure Michaela is just as spoiled as every other baby
Looks like Owlbert had a great time!
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That was really cool! I can't wait to see more places he goes. You did a wonderful job, as did both your little ones Owlbert seemed like he had a nice visit. You know, it's a wonder he didn't ask you to take him to see the Queen.
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November 5th, 2012, 05:20 AM
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Great pics!! Looks like you all had a great time!
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November 5th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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It's because it's mostly me that photographs Michaela that I tend to get her in her seat, on her playmat or with Shaun. I do most of her feeds and we have cuddles on the back of that, and then she has time on the rug, the playmat and in her buggy during the day as well as in her seat. As for the paci she has it mostly for nap times but has used it a little more this week due to teething and not quite being old enough for most teethers you can get over here.

Daniel wants to dig out one of his soft animals and turn it into his very own mascot we can take pictures of him with. We've got them out ready for him to pick one after school.

Tina, the Queen is in London and we live in Manchester - 4-5 hours' drive away - it's not possible to do it as a day trip.
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November 5th, 2012, 07:47 AM
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I loved this! Too too cute! The Owlbert sized costume was ADORABLE!!
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November 5th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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loved his bat wings
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November 5th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Loved all the pics. Owlbert had tons of fun. That bat costume was great. I can't wait to get him. I'm really looking forward to our road trip and Disney.
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November 5th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Glad you girls enjoyed reading! I'm sure he'll be doing even more exciting things with Liz! He's on his way!

Daniel has picked a purple dragon from his stash to take over from Owlbert as his mascot. He's called it Albert.
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November 5th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Owlbert is going to be one cultured Owl by the time he's done traveling Daniel is such a cutie, both your babies are Thanks for sharing.
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November 5th, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Great job, Sharron. I love what Owlbert wants for Christmas.
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November 8th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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I don't know how I missed this! LOL I loved looking through these pictures
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