It got cold this week! Properly freezing, toe numbing, see your breath, cold. But, I never expected quite so much excitement to be generated by ice in the water table!
By 7.30 one morning the kids were in the garden playing with ice, attempting to saw in to it (yes, I know, a plastic saw is probably not the best implement…), before deciding that throwing wooden blocks at it might be more effective! They only stopped when it was time to go to school, and we were only a little late…
The first question I was asked when I picked them up from school? Has the ice melted?! Of course, it had started to, and when we got home we discovered that the main chunks of ice were now floating in water. Cue some splashing and sloshing of ice cold water!
Then it was decided it was time for a snack in the new ‘house’. The 8yo created a snack bowl for each of them and they disappeared; sitting, chatting and munching; they didn’t seem to feel the cold at all… I left them to it and watched from the warmth of the kitchen!
Of course, there was then plenty of sliding and swinging, and climbing up the slide. As you do :)
The funniest moment was when the wee girl appeared behind the 8yo and unexpectedly pushed him down the slide. The look of glee on her face says it all!
The sun started to set, and the temperature really dropped, so it was time to come inside; get homework done and dinner made. But at least we had made the most of a sunny afternoon, albeit it a rather chilly one!
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!