Today, spring is here. It even looked like it for a few hours this morning! Amber and I set off to the supermarket in bright sunshine, planning on hanging washing on the line when we got back and there was no danger of chicken poo water spray from Rich’s coop cleaning duties. However, it was not to be – our drying and gardening plans were thwarted by heavy rain and gales! Still, we have buds on the trees, seedlings emerging and bright mornings. All a good sign, right?
Here is a sneak peek into how we have spent these last few weeks of winter
Friday Club fun – designing a Lego croissant and pain au chocolat maker
Cooking a special Valentine meal for Daddy
With yummy sugar cookies
And vegan sushi – yum!
Making Valentine cards
Helping clean up a spill
Fresh air in the park, spotting crested ducks and getting some exercise.
Learning all about the amazing Erasmus Darwin – humanist, inventor, evolutionist, doctor, scientist and poet! Finding the 26 mice hidden all around his house.
Making more sushi and vegan Brie!
Play dates with lovely friends – playing babies with Phoebe, sun bathing and water fights (all indoors!) with Jess, Lego with Jacob, catching up with Evie and Finn and showing off the chickens. Train track fun!
Hungry Horse for dinner
A trip to the farm and Dartmouth Park with Nanny and Grandad
A sleepover with Cadi – pizza, dolls, loom banding, colouring, midnight snacks and giggles galore!
Blowing off the cobwebs in the Arboretum
Jigsaws, elephant and monkey leaping games, dominoes and memory games
Apple crumble, malt loaf and vegan Jaffa cake baking
Badger cull protest and wildlife festival visiting, followed by lunch in the Warehouse veggie restaurant. Trio of hummus followed by refried bean tortilla for Alfie
Play Doh monster making
Visiting the Stones and Bones geology exhibition in the Library of Birmingham. Finding the fossils built into the Hall of Memory and Baskerville House.
Ice skating fun, with tips from the coach
Gymnastics class, and the achievement of level 6 badge and certificate.
A visit from Nanny and Grandad. Grandad loved Alfie’s vegan sushi. he had never had sushi before!
A fun, mad day at water World with friends – splashing, swimming and having fun.
Friday Club Minecrafting and chat.
Play Dough creating
Victorian House sticker book
Treating the 13 lovely ladies to some scrambled eggs
Story telling at the library, new books, spending Xmas money, art gallery and Frankie and Benny’s lunch
Loom banding galore – amazing creations beyond belief from Holly, who has also been giving her siblings lessons
Spring cleaning – in more ways than one – curry with friends, aqua fit, time spent reading and drawing, cuddling and watching Operation Ouch. The end of Winter has been full of fun and adventure. now bring on the spring