What beautiful weather we had! On Sunday I got the pool out and the kids made a water slide. They were freezing but loved it! Lady P kept thanking me for the best day.
We played in the back garden all day and enjoyed the sun.
Monday was busy but exciting! We went to an outdoor bouncy castle hamlet with friends. Three families, 11 kids! It was great! Afterwards we drove to a picnic site, ate our lunch then went on a walk. We all ended up in the river but the kids had a blast!
I love spending time outside! I truly enjoy my kids the most when they can run around and be kids! In today’s world, they can’t run off and be free anymore because it’s not safe so if I can get as much free play as possible in their life, all the better! I’m so thankful I can home educate them! It is such a blessing!
Today I took Lady P and Little Man to the park with some friends who also home educate. We went to the playground and had a picnic in the cold. We spent most of our time on the skate park running up and down the ramps. I’ve never seen Lady P so pink cheeked!
Afterwards, she saw some ants outside our house and wanted to know what would happen if she touched an ant. I told her if they are black, nothing. Then she did something she’s never done in her short little life: she touched a bug! Amazing!!! What progress after only 4 days of spending our time outside!
We had a wonderful day with friends! We ate pancakes, built gingerbread houses, painted and the kids played and watched films! What a great way to spend a bank holiday!
Friday of the Easter weekend was another lovely day! We all went to Beacon Fell, a lovely park with trails through the woods and a great lookout point! We went with our friend and her little girl and it was an amazing day, followed by a lovely meal at our friend’s house! Who could ask for more?
I love taking the girls for nature walks because there is no pressure for them to ‘behave’ themselves, they can touch anything they want (except nettles ha!) and can explore to their heart’s content! I love the outdoors! Being so far from Canada and their outdoor lifestyle, I try to bring this aspect of my culture into my girls’ lives. Britain has so much to offer and when we have the weather for it, I try to spend as much time outside as possible! Read the rest of this entry