What’s better for a Tuesday than a post on what we did at the weekend, I am nothing if not timely eh?!
This was the first weekend all year that felt warm, with the ‘actual’ sun shining. It’s amazing what a difference the sun being out makes for me, my mood immediately lightens, my patience increases 100 fold and I start feeling able to achieve anything.
Last week we had changed the table orientation so Ez can sit at the table in his new booster chair. When Jon went out to do the food shopping, Annie asked to make a den so I just threw a quilt over the table. I didn’t think it would keep them occupied for very long but I was very wrong.
We ended up re-making the den at least twice a day over the weekend, it was their house, a dr surgery (thanks Doc McStuffins!), one of the litle pig’s houses that I had to try and ‘blow down’, a house on fire, a tent in the forest and a comfy bed. At one point on Sunday I realised I didn’t know where Ez was, I eventually found him sitting in the den with Mr Dinosaur having a little dance!
With the nicer weather we knew it was time to get out in the garden and start straightening up before the summer arrives. Jon washed the trampoline over to remove the winter’s grime and Annie was desperate for it to dry so she could have her first bounce of the year. While she waited she ‘helped’ Jon wash over the other bits. I love that Annie enjoys being out in the garden, she is really invested in helping clear it up and even tried cleaning the toys herself!
It wasn’t too long before the sun dried the trampoline out and Annie got to enjoy a bounce. We stuck Ez on for a wee while and he loved it, but has a long way to go before he’s as adept as his daredevil sister.
On Sunday we had a relaxing morning with a stroll into town. When we got home Jon baked some sourdough and the kids relaxed with some iPad time for Annie and Mickey Mouse figures for Ez Bear.
I love this photo of Annie, in it she is totally engrossed in her phonics app, has dressed herself (like she does every day) and has gone for the obvious combo of light shorts and her ‘Mrs Claus’ slippers, on the wrong feet!
After lunch we went back out into the garden, Annie found a stone that she insisted was a truffula seed and proceeded to act out scenes from the Lorax while Ez spent his time playing with a basketball that was nearly as big as him.
It was a really positive weekend despite the nasty cough that Jon and Ez Bear had, with some good news, lots of sunshine, the right ratio of exercise and relaxing and lots of lovely food courtesy of Jonny.
What did you do this weekend?