Is it just me or does food taste way better when eaten in the sunshine?
I have not had much time off work during my little ones’ Easter break, but when I had a day off, we definitely made the most of the good weather!
For the first time this year, we have been able to leave the house without our coats on. Opening windows all day, soaking in the sunshine, feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin all make me a happier, more energised me. I love it!
On Easter Monday, we had a lovely ‘free from’ picnic with my friend Loraine and her gorgeous children. It was windy but the weather was beautiful. After we had eaten and she realised we were heading for the play park, Jumpy expressed her feelings clearly for the very first time when she declared, “I’m so happy, mummy!”
The following day, we stayed at home and the children were desperate to do some gardening. We made the best smoothies I have had. Instead of using ice cubes, we had frozen orange juice in the ice cube trays, and it was perfect!
Crevette helped me with the weeding and read the instructions on the seed packets.
Beanie’s idea of gardening involved pretending she was a bird, getting tickled by a worm and being a scarecrow.
She also put together a play area for the worm and a snail. Crevette joined her at that point.
Beanie is interested in all sorts of things. Faecal matter is one of them. “How do snails do a poo?” was quickly followed by, “Where do worms do a poo?”
“Maman do you know which creatures I love the best? Worms!”
After her nap, Jumpy joined us and thoroughly enjoyed watering plants. It was the first time she had done that and she was really pleased with herself.
On Wednesday last week, we went to Kew gardens with Loraine and her little ones for another picnic in the sunshine.
Today, I had another day off work. The children had friends over and we had a picnic on the decking. Mid-afternoon, we received a gorgeous, thoughtful parcel from Steph, who blogs at Misplaced Brit. There were feathers in the parcel, and Steph explained that in Sweden, where she lives with her family, they decorate tree branches with brightly coloured feathers. Brightening up trees is such a nice tradition! We were all really keen and decorated our honeysuckle.