We have had a few trips out lately. Firstly I will share our trip to the park across the road.
The park is a good place to take them especially as they are getting that bit older Minky likes to attach himself to some of the bigger children and generally goes off to play without me now. This is not a problem as the play area in the park is relatively small, I can see most of it from anywhere in the play area and it is fenced off from the road. This allows me to put the two girls into the baby swings and push them. Dinky loves the swings and would let you push her all the way to the top of the trees the whole time she is there. Spud loves the swing as well and she giggles her head off as you push the two of them. But Spud gets fed up of being in the swing before Dinky does so the two of them get taken out as Spud is much to little to play unsupervised and at this point Dinky will play about as well.
|Spud and Dinky|
|Spud in a puddle|
Spud is still quite unsteady on her feet on an uneven surface so this puddle was sat down in more than once. She actually ended up splashing her hands in the puddle as well and having a ball.
|Spud and Dinky in the puddle|
|Minky playing with an older child|
|learning new ways to swing a swing|
|up he goes|
On the way out the park the girls decided to play in the puddle and spent ages runnung back and forth through it. Minky meanwhile had walked on ahead.
|the best bit of the park.|
A few days previously we had been for a walk along the back road. Spud loves to walk so this makes the walk rather slow but it was not about the distance but the fun.
Mum had told them we were going to be looking for things like butterflies,cows and beasties. Minky was going to be looking for dinosaurs and Dinky was hoping to spot kangaroos.
|yes they found a puddle|
|and another one|
|she could not resist jumping. Bob looks on bored.|
Bob and I ended up wandering away a bit and doing our own think while they played happily.
|where you find two of them you usually find the third.|
|climbing on a gate|
|and spotting cows at another gate.|
The simple pleasures are often the best and we all had a lot of fun on our short trips minutes from home. We did spot cows and bees and butterflies but no dinosaurs or kangaroos.