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Last Sunday was a quiet day. The previous week had been tough. We were very busy and I was ill. Not a great combination.
By the weekend all I wanted to do was as little as possible. But, Sunday dawned bright and sunny and we didn’t want to waste it. So, we walked to a new cafe that has opened about a mile away and had a lovely lunch (we will definitely return!), enjoying the fresh air and the kids chatter.
The wee girl fell asleep on the way home, so we left her to sleep in the stroller when we got back, while we played nearby in the garden.
The boys found grasshoppers!
Who would have thought that grasshoppers would result in such companionable silence from these two. Completely absorbed.
While they watched the grasshoppers (and tried to get them to hop) my husband was making more progress with the invasive grapevines that are choking virtually every tree in our back garden and are out of control on the rocks.
After the last grasshopper obliged and hopped off, the boys got to work helping their dad haul vines away from the rocks.
And of course, there were sticks!
The 9yo was particularly pleased with his: I am the grim reaper!
All in all, a good hours entertainment, a much needed nap for the wee girl (who is still getting used to preschool!) and a very useful session of gardening :)
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!