London With Kids

A few weeks ago, we jumped on the train after lunch and went into downtown London for the afternoon.  Chris and I have spent several days in London, so we didn’t really have a particular list of things we wanted to see or do, just wander around a bit, sightsee, and periodically let the kids out to play.  So that’s exactly what we did.
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Centrallondon 32We made our way towards this park, stopped to feed the wildlife, and then feed ourselves a little bit.
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Centrallondon 60I got Jayce this book before we moved here, so we had to go visit the Lion.  
(Ps-Look at the building in picture above and on the book cover. I didn’t even do that on purpose.)
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Then back across the bridge by the Eye.  It was a bit chilly, but a BEAUTIFUL afternoon.
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The last time that we went to London, I was pregnant with Jayce, so it seemed slightly surreal to be back with him as a boy.  I had imagined before that we would bring him at some point, but I never guessed that it would be this early in his life.  What a blessing.
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We ate dinner in London, then headed home, and were in just before the kids’ bedtimes.  The ease of “an afternoon in London” still seems crazy to me.  Crazy and wonderful.

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