Last week, we went to the Safari Park for my mum’s birthday along with all of Sophie’s safari animal cuddly toys and a most importantly, a picnic. Sophie loved seeing the animals and wanted to… More
This was how our garden looked on the advert for our house when we bought it. It was hard to tell what it was like as it was covered in snow!
The school where I teach, recently bought a caterpillar growing kit to use as part of their minibeast topic. Unfortunately, when the teacher ordered the caterpillars she miscalculated the weeks which meant they were likely to turn into butterflies during the school holidays. I was asked if I would mind taking them home and if I could take lots of pictures to share with the children. So on the last day of term, I loaded up my car with piles of marking and 5 big fat caterpillars!
We have just created a music wall for Sophie in her play pergola. I tried to pick some instruments that wouldn’t be too noisy. We back onto a school playing field so we have no neighbours directly behind us, but I didn’t want the neighbours either side to get too annoyed!
A couple of weeks ago the top of our garden was an overgrown mess and the log shed had become a dumping ground!
After we finished our patio makeover, we decided to start working on Sophie’s play area. This was how the top of our garden looked in April. A dangerous mess! So we have spent the last few months transforming this into a play area for Sophie. This has taken a while as we tried to do most of the work while she napped but we did manage to get some done while she was awake by keeping her entertained with some outdoor activities.
Sophie discovered a love for the moon last winter when she noticed it through the skylight while eating dinner. She now points to the moon in her books every time she spots it. Her baby monitor has a star show that projects onto her ceiling and I am pretty sure that that is the reason why she is happy to be left to fall asleep in her cot as she lies with a cuddly toy and shows them the moon!