Most of this week has been cold, wet and miserable. So much so that I had to put the foot muff back on the buggy! Coupled with the wee girl coming down with an ear infection, this hasn’t been a very outdoors week for us.
Today started out chilly and misty, but by mid-morning the clouds had cleared and it was sunny, and not only was it sunny but it was warm too. Warm enough to get the water table out of the basement and back into action.
The wee girl was thrilled! Antibiotics have perked her up no end and she was desperate to get outside. She jumped up and down and squealed when she saw the water table :)
Of course, water play inevitably led to the creation of puddles for stamping in…
In the end, the boots came off and the puddles were explored by toes and hands…
Nap time came far too soon, and a most unimpressed little girl was taken inside, protesting all the way!
Once the 7yo and 5yo were home (from school and a play date respectively) it was time for a water fight. The boys had been asking me all week if they could have one, and I had said no. Partly because it was far too cold and partly because I couldn’t face the inevitable cold, wet, grumpy boys!
Today, it took about 20 minutes to get to the grumpy stage! But until then, they had a blast…
After a tiring week with hubby away on business, emergency doctors appointments, rain, wind and cold; it was simply lovely to get out in the garden today and hear laughter and squealing. I stood and watched, and dodged the hose, and felt my mood lift and a smile spread across my face. What a difference some sunshine makes.
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill again this week. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!