Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Saturday, 11 August 2012
It wasn't forecast to be a particulary sunny day, but it seemed like a good day for a picnic, so we packed ourselves into trailers and headed down the solar system.
First, an obligatory stop at the bumps by the sun for some wizzing;
and some scooting;
and some watching;
Then we scoured the sides of the cycle path for an area where dogs hadn't been allowed to make their presence known, and ended up sitting on the bridge where we ate, trying to persuade the kids to stay sitting down and not stray into the paths of the bikes that were constantly zooming past.
Then to a playground that we'd never visited before, an ice cream, and swinging;
and playing in the sand.
It wasn't a new or exciting adventure, but it was exactly what the day called for.
NB. You may wonder what on earth Nathaniel is wearing! Someone gave us a Bob the Builder dressing up outfit, complete with a hard hat, and Nathaniel has just discovered it. He doesn't really know who Bob the Builder is (though he sings the song at nursery), but he does know that he likes the outfit. He tells me that it is his fire engine outfit. Go figure......
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Thea has become mildly obsessed with books. Put her down for more than a minute and you'll return to find her somewhere like this:
Give her another minute and she'll be carefully trying to turn pages. Her success rate depends mainly on the position that she has ended up in!
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Even though the weather hasn't been condusive to the growing and picking of soft fruit, it would be a crime not to stock up the freezer with raspberries. Especially as picking them is so much fun.
There is basket carrying to be done:
Though that gets harder work as you go on.
Its a good thing that there is a ready supply of sustinence on the way.
Good thing they didn't weigh him in and out!
Auntie Nimmy is always game for picking
And then there are broad bean jungles to explore.
It's so exhausting that lunch in the pub is the only way to go afterwards. And where there is a pub, there are swings!
Its a good thing that there is always someone around to lean on!