We're back! Most of the boxes are unpacked (well at least all the essential ones!), we have Internet and I've managed to hunt down the camera cable so we're back in blogging business! First post back is our normal weekly outdoor play update, it happened a little while ago whilst in the midst of packing and I'm not sure how this happened given the stress of moving, but it's possibly our messiest blog post yet....
Monday 30th July - As it's school holidays here and Hubby had the day off we took the opportunity to go to Legoland with friends. We had a brilliant time, and the queues for the different attractions went a lot quicker with Lego to play with on the way!
Tuesday - A very kind friend had the older two boys for the day and set up an arty activity for them - thank you T! The boys did some bubble painting, the original idea comes from Kids Activities Blog. My friend taped rolls of paper to the fence and added food colouring to the bubble mixture so when the bubbles popped against the paper it makes pretty patterns.
This is the end result, pretty!
Wednesday - In the midst of packing for our move I decided it was a great idea to let the boys play with mud (??? what can I say the washing machine was still plumbed in!). It started quite innocently mixing mud, water and sand in a plastic box.
Then the boys added some toys to play in the mud and out came the dinosaurs.
Then the toys were painted with mud and then I turned round for a second and yep you've guessed it the boys had started to paint themselves and each other with mud! This is the point I decided to just let them enjoy themselves and worry about the mess later!
That went on for a bit, then the boys discovered a tub that had chalks in it that had been rained on and basically been turned into chalk mud (named by the boys). They thought it was great as it was so colourful.
So they decided to paint their faces in it! Filthy faces, filthy clothes, but they had a lot of fun!
Thursday - The boys spent the afternoon with another friend - Thanks M!
Friday - In the evening we went to the pub for dinner and had fun in the garden there with tree climbing and hide and seek.
Saturday - Hubby took the boys out all day so I could do yet more packing (boring for me, awesome fun for them!). What he didn't anticipate was that it would pour down with rain, even so he took them off to the woods for some den building with our parachute.
Some catapult practise.
Some bug hunting (I think this is a slug!)
Before another pub lunch and a trip to the local museum.
Sunday - A very welcome break at Granny and Granddad's house. Which included pond dipping and a bit of outdoor playdough play accompanied by a grasshopper!
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