Unfortunately there hasn't been much time for blogging over the past week as the toddler twosome have both been sick with a cough and cold….this has meant not much sleep for Mum at night and very few day naps due to coughing fits!
I think we are all on the mend now so here's a little glimpse into our weekend and a few days last week…in between wiping endless snotty noses!! Autumn is definitely here in our part of the world!
Taking advantage of the warm sun and blue skies we have spent much of our time outdoors as usual….and rocks seem to have been the most popular ‘plaything' this week!
There was a little raking and searching for just the right spot and size rock……
Often as I watched her on this beautiful morning, Tara would just stop and look over the yard and toward the view beyond…she is such a thinker this girl of mine and sometimes I can almost hear her thinking and planning her play….
There was of course a little family creative fun……more about these budget, sensory activities later in the week!
Gates and fences moved one step closer to completion and became toddler proof…….
The vegie patch has been turned over and visited by the chooks who loved having a scratch around, compost added, new seedlings planted and mulched.
The toddler twosome have been busy helping me plant seeds, spread mulch and water….they do love their gardening and all the joys and lessons that come with being a part of growing our own food to eat.
The garden hasn't offered much in the past month as the torrential rains wiped out many of our crops and then the weeds took over and I admit I gave up a little…was like fighting a losing battle when there were so many other things to do.
We have been picking some beautiful sweet pineapples though and stockpiling pumpkins….pumpkin soup will be on the menu soon!
And it has been lovely to watch last year's Mother's Day present burst into bloom and colour just in time for another Mother's Day…this colour is my absolute favourite!