We didn't get much Winter sun this weekend unfortunately, but with the amount of work we need to get done in the backyard we couldn't let that stop us!
This weekend we focused on a little more child friendly planting and getting the children's vegetable garden ready to plant out. I am hoping this area will become a favourite with family day care children as they learn about plants, food and outdoors. It's not a huge patch but we tried to incorporate a few child friendly features as we went…..
Very important to get your planting and mulching ‘just right'….
On Sunday we had a small family celebration for the twins Birthday…although Tara tried to tell everyone it was just her Birthday…not sure how to explain the twin Birthday thing as yet….any ideas for me wise parents of twins??
We did yet another trip to Bunnings because believe it or not that is one of the girls favourite places to visit on the weekend and got faces painted, a huge blow up hammer and a big play on the playground….what more could you want on your special day?
Unfortunately the face paint was washed off not long after this because it ‘felt funny on my face'.
We don't have family living close by so we chose just to have a little family afternoon tea with some simple whimsical, outdoor themed party cakes, lots of balloons and streamers to play with and of course a little outside fun!
I have decided from now on I will do one cake each for the the girls on their Birthday as I feel it is important to recognise their individual place in our family and the day they came to join us. I'll start the actual Birthday parties next year….no idea how to handle that one when they have groups of different friends as yet!
There were a few little presents to open….
I think Miss Teen may have enjoyed them a little more than the girls…..Those Micador Art Easels from the Big W toy sale have been a fantastic buy, they haven't left them alone!
There was just enough time for one last play and a watering of plants before admiring the view from the new vegie garden as the sun went down.
Have you thought about a vegie garden for the kids? I'd love to hear what you are up to in your own backyard!