I had grand plans for the Easter weekend. I’d taken the Thursday off work to tie in with N being off nursery, so had planned going to National Trust properties, doing various Easter events/trails and the like.
Instead, N decided on Thursday morning that he would be wearing pants. So, it’s great that he’s finally decided that he’s going to wear pants all the time, but not very great for our activities and my cabin fever/boredom levels. I hate being stuck at home as I always feel like I should be doing housework, rather than doing and seeing interesting new places.
Luckily being pretty much stuck at home isn’t as drastic as it might have been, as the weather’s been nice, and we’ve got lots of open spaces to mooch around on the farm and in the garden.
I decided that we could get out the last of N’s ‘birthday’ presents. I’d stocked up on so many things at Christmas and his birthday, that it seemed pointless giving him everything. Especially the Ezy Roller as it had said it was for 4 year olds and up. But given we were at home, it was a good idea to get it out, snap the few poles into place, and then learn how to use it.
I’d spotted this Ezy Roller on an online website in the sale, then went through a panic as they were struggling with sale demand, so I thought we might not get it. But arrive it did, and this week I put it together, and N got stuck in.
Whenever I bring out something new that needs some physical ability to pick it up, I’m always astounded by how quickly N can do these things. Looking at it, it seems like an odd concept – you simply put your feet on the bar, then step your feet to make it move. It struck me as weird, but N sat down and straight away worked it out.
The downside is it needs a flat surface, and we’re limited to a patio, but N’s been using it inside and out, so is getting pretty proficient at going not only straight, but just about having a bit of steering.
N also had his nursery Easter Egg hunt and party, so we headed up the road to take part in that.
After posing for a selfie, he wasn’t keen on wearing the hat, despite his friends there wearing theirs.
He loved searching for eggs in the nursery’s forest school (and stopping to play with the toys), attempted avoided the egg and spoon race, by just handing the spoon and egg to me, and had a picnic sitting on hay bales.
I don’t think he quite got the hand of the egg and spoon race. He was more concerned about where his friend was, and then spent most of the time running to feed the nursery shetland ponies, or running up and down the field. No wonder he was exhausted by the time he got home.
Our trampoline poles suffered a bit this winter in the winds, so N’s been going on at his dad for a while to fix them. I thought they were totally broke, but the OH assures me that they’d just come out of their joints, so they’re fixed. Yesterday was the first time in a year N had been on the trampoline, so he was excited to try it out.
He had great fun running round and bouncing, although it was fairly fleeting before we moved on to something else.
A bit of a potter down at the farm…now his dad’s working longer hours, we quite often have to ‘go and see where dad is’ down at the yard. There is the bonus that N can go on the swing on the way. It’s been by that gate for years and all the cousins have used it. I just need to get N to learn how to swing himself now.