Monkey has been so tired after a week at school that for the last few Saturday’s we’ve spent the day chilling out at home. Sunday’s have been spent with friends, but again all of our activities have been indoors. Last Saturday Monkey and I decided it was time to get a bit of fresh air and we had some Fun in the garden on a winter’s day.
Could we find any signs of life on a cold January day? We spotted a few snowdrops (I really need to plant more for next year – I say this EVERY year!).
We spotted a snail’s shell – we weren’t too sure if the snail had been someone’s lunch!
We discovered some moss that had mysteriously appeared on our garden table.
We spotted signs of new life, buds!
We were having fun in the garden on a winter’s day, having a bit of a nature hunt.
Then it was time to set our Grapefruit bug traps – would we stand any chance of having visitors in the freezing weather?
After my little bug hunter had finished placing his traps it was time for a different sort of fun in the garden on a winter’s day! The swing was calling!
It wasn’t long before there were shrieks of laughter and when he’d got fed up of swinging himself, Mummy, push me!
Simple pleasures that took me back to my own childhood, and my blue swing at the bottom of my garden. My little world. I loved sitting on my swing and it looks as if Monkey does too. He was quite happy swinging back and forth, chatting away.
Then of course he needed to let off a bit of steam, so a quick run around the lawn was required with some stray soft balls.
Before it was time to head indoors for a steaming cup of hot chocolate. We hadn’t spent a penny, but we’d had lots of fun right in our own back yard!