Friday, 27 July 2018

Two Wednesdays of fun.

DD3 and I were joking on Facebook the other week along with DD1's MIL that she must be making up some of these hospital appointments just to get a break from the three wee ones and goes and sits in Costa, surely nobody has thirteen hospital appointments with one child in one month?
Anyway sadly she did so she tries to spread the babysitting out as best she can. Obviously it is much easier for me to get them from nursery and hold onto them for half an hour or less than for the other grandparents to drive across for that short amount of time.

So the other Wednesday when Bob was away at an appointment I held onto the three wee ones and we went to the park across the road.

We spent a lot of the day on the mushrooms. We were sat on them and driving them to Glasgow or to the supermarket. We had to remember to do our seat belts up before we drove away, I was the seat they sat on and my arms were the seat belts, and sadly Minky crashed a few times and fell off his seat as he did not do up his seat belt.....naughty naughty.....all good fun and produced a lot of laughs from the children and smiles from  people passing by.






I have to say life is much easier now with them than it was a year ago. The gruesome twosome can move the swings and seesaw and such like by themselves now Minky goes off and manages very very well with the sip wire, being that bit bigger now he can do all of it by himself.




Spud still requires more watching on the higher pieces of equipment like the slide as she is still only two.





Thye were also having fun jumping across the mushrooms and dancing on top of them.




So we went home via the shop and got a sweet. a great afternoon was had by us all. Poor Spud did end up with sore knees as she tried to hold onto Minky's hand while they run, Minky just runs at his speed and she gets dragged over. Dinky is that bit more careful and tends to run at Spud's speed.

Then the following Wednesday DD1 had to go and speak to Bob's new specialist that he had seen last week without Bob so she could fill in on a lot of the background and Bob's early years. So I had the four of them. I decided as it was nice that I would get DD1 to drop us off at Rozelle Park as they have various children's activities running through the holidays and we decided to go and do some rock painting.


These were Bob's two




Dinky's



Mine



Minky's




Spud's



So while the rocks were drying we went for some outside fun and a picnic.

Bob went on top, Minky was not allowed to attempt to follow him. 

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Digging for dinosaurs 





Then we went back inside to pick up our rocks and then went off to hide ours and see if we could find some of the others that would have been painted and hidden in the park. 


finding red leaves 

Minky spotted a squirrel and tried to catch it.





Bob found a poke ball 

Dinky found a butterfly 






We also went round the duck ponds to see the ducks




Then DD1 phoned to say she was back at the car park




They went home happy and rather grubby, that says a good day out in my book.
Country Kids

19 comments:

  1. Two lovely outings, what a great Grandma you are! The children always look so well behaved and great at making up games. I love driving the mushrooms, and remembering to buckle up! Stone painting is a favourite here too, though finding new ones can be tricky. I hope all the appointments are sorting things out.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. they have painted on ears when it suits them but in general the only stroppy one is Bob.

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  2. Happy and grubby is the best way to return home after a day at the park. I love your pictures. They are so filled with joy. #countrykids

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    1. thank you, they kids had a ball both times so easy to fill with joy.

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  3. Looks like great fun. The photos are full of happy smiles. We love stone painting too #countrykids

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    1. It was a lot of fun, for me as well as them. First time I have stone painted with them but great it is being encouraged along with enjoying the park.

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  4. Looks like you all had some great adventures. love all the rock painting and new discoveries - we can never find any here! #CountryKids

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    1. we had a lot of fun, with so many of them there is always somebodies imagination adding to the day.

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  5. Looks like lots of fun, great Summer time - #Countrykids x

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    1. they had a lot if fun, me not so much as it is far to hot

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  6. Oh life is much easier when you don't have to keep an eye on them quite so much isn't it. Sounds like a lot of fun was had with the mushrooms. We need to do more rock painting/hiding as we haven't done that for ages. love the Pokeball.

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    1. The mushrooms provided a lot of amusement

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  7. Painted stones have become very popular where we are too. There is a whole facebook site been set up to track local ones. I hope that the hospital appointments start to lessen. Looks like you do a very good job of keeping them all amused. I am not sure I could with four! #CountryKids

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    1. 4 can be hard work especially when they all get notions of wishing they were only wants and want want want, but in general they are great fun to have.

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  8. opps not sure if it worked as I tried to edit but... #CountryKids!!

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  9. Happy and grubby is always a sign of a good day out! I love how the mushrooms were used for some imaginative play. It is so much easier at the park once they are able to do more by themselves. I love the painted rocks. It’s something I keep meaning to do with Sophie at some point. #countrykids

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    1. I am sure the oainted rock phase will die out quite quick but fun while it lasts,

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  10. Goodness it looks like you have your hands full. It seems an age since I last did rock painting with my girls. #CountryKids

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    1. yes I certainly do, but then the twins start school in a few weeks and then I will have lost them so making the most of it.

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