Yesterday was the start of a week off for N from nursery and myself from work, so we’ve got lots of meet ups with friends booked in. It’ll be great to see how he gets on with children he only occasionally sees, although to date he seems quite happy with these friends as well as the ones he has at nursery.
I’d organised a meet up for my ‘local’ online mum friends. I rarely get the chance to meet up with friends with work and everything else, but come school holidays there’s a few who’re teachers and some on maternity leave, so it’s a great opportunity to meet up.
Unfortunately, one overdue pregnant friend wasn’t well, and another has a baby that’s not keen on long car journeys, so it was just 2 of us in the end, with 2 toddlers. I had been hoping the forecast rain and thunderstorms would hold off, so the children could get the chance to play out, and we were really lucky.
After some indoor play and lunch, the boys headed outside. Lots of fun on bikes and ride on toys, but they were more interested in bringing the indoor toys outside…tractors must be played with outside, obviously.
They also wandered down to the yard to check out what animals were still around and not in the fields (not much), plus a stint sitting on the mower and the quad bike. Then it was back to have a go on the trampoline.
N is a bit nuts when he gets on it. Jumping’s good, but he much prefers running round and round. It makes him laugh so much, and watching him made us laugh because the way they walk or run on a trampoline is so different – think ‘ministry of funny walks’ style.
The bonus with them having so much outdoor time (even if it is only garden play) is that hopefully they’ll be tired out and so ready for bed. That’s not usually a problem for N, but I’d like to get him back to his old regular wake up time of 6.45ish rather than his current 5.15ish.