I think we’re getting to the end of the amazing weather before the rain turns up in readiness for the bank holiday weekend, but we managed to get quite a bit of outdoor time at the weekend. N doesn’t seem to affected by the warm weather, but I just want to lie in the cool rather than go out and about too much.
So we went out after tea one day, before the OH had come in from work. It was still warm enough to be out in t shirts, but wasn’t as muggy (I dread to think what the summer temperatures might bring if this is only May and was this muggy).
I was hoping to teach N a bit of frisbee, but he wasn’t up for even trying. Shame you can’t play frisbee on your own really…I suppose it’d be a boomerang then!
N was only really interested in playing with his tractor. It’s sileaging at the moment on the farm, so he wants to pretend he’s doing the same, although there seems to be a bit of pretend ploughing going on as well! I was quite happy lying on a blanket relaxing.
With a toddler it’s never quite as relaxing as it could be – he’d come leaning over me, driving the tractor into me and just generally being annoying without really knowing he was being so.
Then the dog arrived. A few licks here and there (lovely!), then she flopped down beside me as well.
After a wander down to the farmyard to see if his dad was around (he wasn’t, but N assured me he was and that we had to go and find him), a spot of trampolining was required. I have no idea where N gets his energy from at 6.30 in the evening. Maybe it’s all the food he eats! But it made a change from him being so tired he fell asleep on the sofa, like he’s been doing recently.
I love the bright evenings. They’re so often a really relaxing time, the chores for the day are done, and it’s definitely about chilling out and spending time together before the bedtime routine kicks in.
And when the weather’s this gorgeous, it makes for some amazing photos without too much effort. These were all taken with my camera phone (Samsung Galaxy S3); I was really pleased with them as most were taken from the ground looking up for a different angle.
Are there any different types of shots you like to take of your children? What angles do you like?