The start of a new week is already here so it's time to again reflect on our family fun over the past week! We did manage a bit of a slower week and for some reason the toddler twosome decided to throw in some great nap times which made Mummy very happy and able to get some sewing cut out and finished for a change!
5 new pairs of cord pants and 2 pj pants just waiting for elastic to be added!
I think my favourites are the red and blue print…have had this material in the cupboard for quite awhile and still enough to make a little dress too! This pants pattern is just so easy and great for beginner sewers!
We had fun on yet another rainy afternoon creating masterpieces with crayons, bingo dabbers and oil pastels!
These bingo dabbers were only$2 at the cheap shop and i plan on refilling them with water paint once they empty…bargain!!
Another spool to add to the collection and more pallets were carefully taken apart for His Patient self's latest project……
A 3 bay compost bin area…made entirely of recycled pallets which he got for free….there seem to be endless uses for these pallets!
He has been wanting to get to this project for quite some time and i think he did a great job! The idea is that we can now throw the chook poo straight over the fence in the first bay…as well as other scraps and garden matter and then as it decomposes it will move further down the line until we have ready to use compost at one end and a fresh batch already started at the other end!It is right near the vegetable patch so no excuse not to be using this wonderful resource!
New seedlings went in on the weekend and then we promptly got another shower of rain which was very handy to water everything in. We nearly have all our Winter crops in now.
Daddy also added some offcuts of shadecloth to the pallet gates as the toddler twosome have begun to climb them and hang alarmingly over the top! We had hoped the passionfruit and berry vines would have grown large enough before this happened but they were too quick for us! This is a great trick if you want to stop toddlers gaining a foothold on a fence…one we use to recommend to family day carers!
Notice Tara helping as always…she really does love to watch Daddy building and fixing things…we are very lucky and grateful that he is so handy!
As i cleaned the chook tractor out and threw the first lot of straw and poop into our new compost bin i turned to discover i had a little helper eager to try it out too!
Bit of a reach but she managed it and was very pleased with herself!! I really love the fact that the girls are already seeing composting in action!
Lasagne was our favourite meal of the week and my special toddler version includes lots of hidden vegies!
Ruby's favourite activity of the week was playing with stones and shells in the coloured sand and filling every container she could find!
There really are so many ways to incorporate natural items into play….i love them as a tool for toddler learning!
Lots of gross motor fun throughout the week on our DIY balance boards!
A lovely big stack of nappy liners were made……
Out of date cannelloni shells and oats made for some fun sensory play…..
And our messiest activity of the week was our DIY Squirt & Squeeze Paint Bottles!
We will be doing that one again this week before the weather gets too cold for water play!
It kept the toddler twosome busy for such a long time and although it doesn't look it, it was actually very easy to clean up….as long as you do it outside!!!
What did you get up to last week? Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments and taking time out of your week to visit!
Growing a Jeweled Rose says
I am just loving your site! As usual, fab photos!
Ngo Family Farm says
I love this post, Jode! What a beautiful life and family you have. And the compost setup is glorious! Very clever and pretty too 🙂 Wishing you another wonderful week.
great pics!! you are so productive!
The Monko says
Wow, all those cute little trousers are lovely. I like the ones with the big red flowers.
What a great week you had and very productive too:) It’s so good to have a handy hubby to get those jobs done around the house and the compost bins look great Jode. Those pants are very cute, I love the blue fabric too. Have a wonderful week. x
Fiona from Arbordale Farm says
Hooray for handy hubbies. Love the compost bays and you little helper.
Amie (Triple T Mum) says
Jode, what a great week! Looks like you got lots done. Would love to know what your planting for winter crops? Hubby has the right idea for the compost, just takes a bit longer to compost over winter, but in summer you can get a good batch in six weeks! Are you thinking of covering the final compost pile, that might make it go faster over the winter and stop it from getting too wet. Wow! You can refill those pens? Good idea to put paint into them.
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
I must be having one of those days! I thought I’d already commented, but never mind 🙂 you have such fun, messy (i.e. more fun) weeks! We got sorted on our compost not long ago too – love using it. And I’m still in awe about your painting!!
Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times x