How wonderful to have had a week of sun, and even better that it should coincide with the first week of the summer holidays. I've been able to get out in the garden, and just look at Sophie, holding a snail! The little girl who was afraid of all things small and crawly. She even converted some older girls (they turned up when Sophie was holding a worm in her hand, and their first reaction was to squeal. But when they realised they were being shown up by a three year old, they too wanted to join in, and so began an hour long bug hunt, with Sophie declaring "let me show you about nature!"
One of the yearly traditions now is to make dens when I 've given the garden it's yearly trim. So this years den incorporated the slide as structure!
And there was a little pretend campfire too! No, Alec is not trying to sit on the rhubarb, he's crouching by the fire!
Then, after the novelty of the den wore off (the following day) the boys were complaining they were bored (along with next doors boys) I gave them some wool, and scissors and said "see what you can make with that". I had visions of them binding twigs together to make different things, but zipwires for action men seemed far more exciting, and it kept them entertained the whole day!
And by the end of the day the garden looked like it had been attacked by a giant spider! They were also using the wool to make an assault course!
As for me, it would have been lovely if it had been all sat in the sun carding and spinning, in reality this picture was about 5 minutes worth of my week. I have been doing some heavy duty gardening, some SERIOUS cleaning and tidying of the house (not before time too) and re-roofing the playhouse, as it was missing part of the felt since the winter, and this was the first dry opportunity to get it done!
Definitely taking things a bit easier today, and mightt fit in a bit more of the carding and spinning.