This week we wore sun cream! Three cheers for sunshine The weekend and right up until Wednesday was just glorious, after that normal service resumed. But hey, it has given me real hope that some warmth and summer sun are going to start appearing more frequently.
Once again we have been practically living outside. From the moment they got dressed in the morning until I had to force them in at bath time, the girls have been outside. Because they are still little it does mean that I have to stay outside with them (oh how I hate not being able to do housework – ha!).
Our cabbages, cauliflower and Broccoli are now all strong enough to be planted out, so we finished that job off and hopefully that is all our veggies well on their way. The lettuce is growing nicely and I think we’ll be able to eat the first batch in a couple of weeks.
Once we got that out of the way, it was down to serious play time. The trampoline has been bounced on continuously, they have pushed each other up and down the slide, built sandcastles and played in their water table.
Disaster struck for daddy when his ride on lawn mower broke down and despite the best efforts of our youngest girl to repair it – mainly by dropping sockets and screwdrivers into the engine! It has had to go to the repair shop, so daddy had to cut the grass with the regular petrol mower we keep for the orchard. It nearly killed him!
Our eldest girl is gaining confidence with her bike riding and her baby sister has taken a liking to big sisters scooter – there was fighting. The most fun of all though was the Elefun game. If you’ve never seen it, it is a plastic elephant shaped thing that sits flat on the ground, you fill it up with fabric type butterflies and switch it on, the fan inside then shoots the butterflies up the wind sock type trunk and into the air. The aim of the game is to catch the butterflies in your net. They played with this for hours, shrieking with delight every time one of them netted a butterfly. She then decided to become Hairy McLary from Donaldsons Dairy and insisted on carrying a Frisbee around in her mouth whilst crawling on all fours and trying to bark – the imagination of toddler – eh!
They then ate ice lollies and collapsed on the grass to watch the passing aeroplanes.
I am linking this post as usual to the wonderful CountryKids, hosted by the hardest working farmers wife I’ve ever met Fiona from Coombe Mill. She’s also a BiBs finalist and can be voted for up until the 12th here
I am also linking this post to the lovely PinkOddy blog for her #MotivationalMonday #mwactive Blog hop.