Friday, 10 August 2007

lazy days...

The summer rhythm is just tapping along at a gentle and peaceful pace. Half way through the holiday break and we are at our happiest. The weather at the moment, dare I say it, has been fantastic, we have had four days in a row of glorious sunshine. We are all awake early, thanks to the littlest one in the family, usually by 7 or 8.00am we are in the garden doing some kind of craft activity. Keeping this blog has made me smile this summer, I feel very proud of the fact that my kids really do a good amount of crafting and they love it. So an example of our day this week, we start with the early morning craft fun, not even out of our PJ's and in fact we usually stay in them till lunch time. A little crafting from Mommy too, a small selections of the button/badges I am addicted to making at the moment...
Then of course keeping with tradition we all stop for morning and afternoon tea. My knitting is always close at hand for those peaceful moments when the children are absorbed in some play time, so far this week that has centred around water...paddling pool and water slide. Please note my lovely vintage Laura Ashley cushions picked up from the local charity shop this week...
The water slide really does nothing to help the garden, it leaves a lovely muddy patch...Mmmm not in the children's imagination, just another opportunity to play...
Then its time for the clean up operation, no wait lets do it the easy way...One Two Three and JUMP!!!

Hey!!!What happened to my picture. This was a cutie picture of my little one mid jump into the river...

OK I admit it was not strictly in that order, this is a mixture of two days play. We had one day just playing in the garden the other day we went to one of my favourite places, a bit of a drive away, but so worth it. A picnic by the river, a great little beach area, although we did have to move away from the beach early evening as the cows came down for a drink!!! Seriously I turned around and half a dozen cows came from no place heading toward our picnic blanket!!! All adds to the fun, good job I like them.
This was a special day, it is one of those places that you just feel peaceful at, the children love it too. So with a bag full of food and drink and some crafting activities, knitting for Mom and craft magazines for the children we ended up staying till after bedtime. I so love that time of evening when most people have gone home and the sun has dipped down and the light just seems extra special. Oh I am so much a summer girl, it did get me thinking to what kind of a season you are and more importantly why? Without a doubt its summer for me, I think better, feel better, play better and I am more reflective about things. The summer clothes suit me...Oh I shall shut up now as I could witter on about it for ages.
The children are now asleep, the garden and house are tidy(ish) my dinner is cooking and its time for a quite Gin and Tonic or maybe even a Pimms (if the rabbit has not eaten my Mint) in the garden...Cheers and Good Health!

5 comments:

thehomelyyear said...

Hi, your blog is really interesting...just visited for the first time. I'm a spring/summer person but Noreen loves autumn. I feel much more energized and active when the nights are really light and I can be out in the garden until late...picnics, paddling, sunbathing, drinking Pimms - how could you not love this time of year? Noreen likes the crisp of autumn, falling leaves, lighting the fire and collecting fruit. All to be enjoyed. This is the theme of our blog. You're welcome to visit us at www.thehomelyyear.blog.co.uk
We'll visit again.
Margaret and Noreen at THY

1snowflake said...

It makes me feel relaxed just reading about your day and I dont feel too bad now about still being in my PJ's at 11am now.Off to make a cup of tea and enjoy the rest of this sunny saturday. Have fun.

www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com said...

Three cheers for the mud! We had mud pies and the like on the menu yesterday! If you have a spare moment..you're welcome to put in an order...http://bigbucketgirl.typepad.com/bigbucketgirl/2007/08/i-is-for-improm.html
xxx
(p.s we're out of pj's by 6.30am. Just incase!

Queen of the froggers said...

The buttons are so nice that you are making!

lazylol said...

How lovely! I love the seaside.
Are you selling those bagdes? I would like to buy a couple for my mum, she loves owls!