The fact that I am sharing our weekend wanderings with you and it is already Tuesday here in Oz should give you some idea of how my week is going so far!
I'm still trying really hard to fit blogging in with all the extra work of actually returning to work as an educator. I thought about giving it up for a bit but I really do love blogging, it is my escape and hobby …and my time even if it is normally at midnight each night! My apologies if I haven't answered the comment you have left recently, I really do appreciate them and am trying to get there I promise.
This weekend was a bit of a challenge on the behaviour front if I am to be honest…but keeping the girls busy outside did help distract from the wrong clothing, wrong colour drink cup and wrong plate and socks drama. Personally, I needed a glass of wine to ease the aforementioned drama 😉
We did have a productive weekend though with 3 big projects finished…I think we may be working Daddy a little hard but I promise I help too!
My lightbulb moment for the weekend occurred when I was feeding the chooks and spied this dead log sitting in the corner. His patient self has grown to dread these moments of inspiration!
Imagine me standing up the top of the hill in the chook pen yelling down to him in the yard to look what I had found….would be perfect for a music tree I said! He looked at me for a minute and I could see the question forming and then he sighed and trudged up the hill to help me bring it down.
I know he doubted me but look what we created!
The next project was also inspired by a pile of branches we have sitting in the top paddock (because we want to make something with them of course!). I knew they would be perfect for building a quick and easy teepee….
After preparing the logs we had some bark left over…it made a perfect little ‘fire' outside the teepee!
Crystal Underwood says
I love the name Playful Preschoolers 🙂 The music tree turned out great and the tee-pee is so fun! =D
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
Amazing Jode! The ideas you come up with! And what a special guy you have to create them for you!!
Jackie(My Little Bookcase) says
I saw the tee-pee on Facebook, and fell in love with it. That Music Tree is simply wonderful too. I love coming here for creative ideas, just wish we had the outdoor space (and time) to create them.
Rez P says
That music tree is awesome. Haven’t you been busy? I love your ideas, you are the outdoor play guru
Danya atDanyaBanya says
Oh I have tee-pee envy! Your kids have such a great outdoor area. My toddler has somehow turned into a playful preschooler overnight too. 🙂
Always so much awesomeness going on in your back yard!
I envy your good weather and your motivation!
Deborah Alter-Rasche says
Wowser, how great is that see-saw? Your kids must never want to leave your yard Jode. It’s a fun zone!!!
Elise Ellerman says
What fantastic additions to your yard. I love that you spotted a log and saw a music tree – a place which will inspire so much creative fun. Your playful preschoolers look like they are going to have lots of fun in their new teepee too. Elise @ Creative Play Central
Kate Grono says
Lots of fun ideas there Jode, what a big week you’ve had! No wonder there’s been no time to blog.
Wow. Your outdoor play creations and ideas are always AMAZING. Can my boys come play at your house? LOL 🙂
[email protected] says
Lady – you have been so busy! Glad you’re still going to stick around this blogging scene – and boy can I relate with your need for a glass of wine after toddler meltdowns about the most ridiculous things…. like which side of the couch they are sitting on (REALLY?!). Love your work and what you’re creating. xoxo P
Kate Lloyd says
You must have the most enjoyable backyard ever!!! So many wonderful projects on the go and you really know how to keep kids busy, having fun and learning.
Bekka Joy says
Oh my! You are my outdoor inspiration!! I really need to get off my butt and DO things! You have the ideas and you bring them to fruition!! Where do you get that drive! I’m just an ideas girls. I vow to DO something this weekend!! 🙂 Your man is a keeper!!