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{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a Trip to A&E}

By Glasgow_mummy @glasgow_mummy
The kids and I had a super busy five nights for our half of the October holidays. We 'jumped in the car and broomed to Aberdeen' to stay with Auntie Ali and then we also managed to stop by my dad & Jo's for an overnight stay on the way back to Glasgow too.
On Friday we had lunch with my aunt, uncle and gran before heading back to Ali's house. We had a quiet night as we knew that Saturday was going to be a busy one...
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}Auntie Ali copied a YouTube tutorial to create a fishtail braid for the littlest's hair
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}We did some baking, thanks to Aldi. There's a competition to win a £50 voucher and a hamper with Aldi in this earlier blog post.
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}We did a photo shoot in Ali's home studio. I love this giggly photo of the littlest.
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}Next was time to face paint, and I let me daughter go crazy...
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}...and ended up at the park with this on my face!
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}My son with his face paint eye mask
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}Enjoying some silliness with friends :-)
The next day after breakfast we headed to Drum Castle for their Christmas craft fair...
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}It was a lovely crisp autumn day. Look at all the glorious colours in the fallen leaves!
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}The park at Drum Castle is fab - the kids loved it.
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}There was a zip slide, a willow maze, climbing frames etc all in gorgeous surroundings
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}I caught up with Life with Munchers for a bite to eat at Mains of Drum
And then this happened....
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}
We had arrived at the car park at Hazlehead Park and we were very excited to be meeting lots of friends and family for a play which probably contributed to what happened next... My eldest tripped (if you know the car park, then you'll know it's not a good surface... it's loads of chuckies and is very bumpy) and literally fell flat on his face. I was pushing the buggy with littlest who was tired and he wasn't holding my hand. The crack was horrific. There was tonnes of screaming and blood was gushing from his nose, mouth and head. His forehead immediately stuck out in a massive lump, about 2cm out if not more. Another family stopped to help me which was so lovely of them, giving me baby wipes and helping me get back to my car. The wee man was complaining that his right eye was sore, so the littlest went with Granddad and Nanny Jo (when they arrived) to the park to meet the others whilst the eldest and I headed off to ARI A&E. He was an absolute star. He very quickly perked up thankfully and even more so once he got some ibuprofen mixture into him. The doctor, Marcus if I remember correctly, was fantastic and the nurses too. Lots of checks were done and then the cuts were cleaned up. Thankfully all was ok and we were sent home. I found the whole experience exhausting, terrifying and generally horrible. There were lots of tears...more mine than his! I felt like such a bad mommy.
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E} Poor guy has two black eyes now :-(
But despite the black eyes, you wouldn't have known anything was wrong as he was just his usual self. He was even farting (loudly) on the hospital bed and laughing his head off and making me smell his sweaty socks during a silly game of 'I spy', and again laughing hysterically. 
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}Relaxing once the kids were in bed!
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}When did she get so grown up!?
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}At Granddad & Nanny Jo's in the garden. You'd think it was summer, but she insisted she was warm and didn't want a coat.
{Our October Holiday - Antics in Aberdeen and a trip to A&E}Relaxing in front of the fire... perfect end to the holiday.

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