We've really been cooped up indoors a lot over the past week. Each of us being unwell in turn has meant that we've hardly gone out at all. Yet with the bright glorious sunshine we had the other day it seemed a crime to stay inside, so we wrapped up and went in the garden.
We've avoided the garden all winter as we lost fence panels in the October storms which haven't been fixed yet and it doesn't feel safe out there with all the broken bits of fence with nails sticking out of it. So I tried to drag them a little out the way and we stood in a tiny corner of the garden to do bubbles.
|This photo was taken 'through' a big bubble - you can see some of our fence damage too|
First we started with regular sized bubbles. Using a bubble 'pipe' helped Miss T learn to blow the bubbles.
Then I got our giant bubble wand out. We used to make our own giant bubbles with a contraption I had made using sticks and string and bubble mixture with glycerin added to it but it was always a bit 'hit and miss' whether it would work. But a bubble wand from Bubble Inc works brilliantly so we invested in one after a friend recommended it.
We also remembered our friend's advice which was that "foam is the enemy of bubbles" - so when the mixture started to look too foamy, we decided it was time to head back indoors.
We got some temporary tattoos out and Miss T chose a Moshi one of Big Bad Bill and some LEGO ones too for the other arm. She adores Moshi Monsters and especially Poppet and can even do the Moshi Village app on the iPad pretty much by herself.
On 3rd March she said 'I love you' for the first time!
She is starting to string a few words together to get her meaning across like 'mummy do it', 'draw cat', 'mummy job' or 'daddy up' (meaning she wants daddy to get her out of her cot in the mornings and gets cross if mummy does. She really is a daddy's girl!)
She's still enjoying helping with cooking, loves to draw and is enjoying getting to a few more toddler groups these days. Now the boys are back at school we get to do some special things geared towards her.
I'm hoping to link up with some linkys this week - am a bit behind with blogging - but if I get the linky badges in, it might just remind me to link up:
Linking up with Coombe Mill's country kids (for the first time ever and so long overdue as I always see so many lovely Country Kids posts and think to myself that we really must join in):
And also linking up with Savouring the season: