This weekend we decided to tactile our overgrown garden that was starting to look like a jungle come dump. My little minx is such an outdoors girl, so having a garden that she couldn’t play in was starting to get frustrating, plus the crazy winds and extreme weather had left garden gate/fence a little worse for wear. Luckily the weather was on our side, so we got stuck in. Daddy pig doing the gate, Phoebe digging and me attempting to pull out well rooted weeds that weren’t budging!
After lunch on the Saturday Phoebe has a well needed nap, which also meant we were able to crack on with the clearing the brambles and spiky bits without our little explorer getting under our feet.Once up, she wanted to be back in the garden, I mean who could blame her…sun shining, music and mud! I set her kitchen and shop up outside on the grass, she absolutely loved it, it went down well for about 30minutes (a long time for feebs) before she noticed the mud and wanted to jump. I fully embrace the whole getting dirty thing so a quick mucky jumper and of course her boots on and she was set. I have to admit, I had a little mummy moment whilst watching her happily playing, creating games and properly pretending to mow the lawn or do the digging…my heart melted.
Sunday was spent with daddy pig continuing the fence, which meant power tools and also that we couldn’t be in the garden, cue big tantrums from Phoebe. Nanna came over and saved the day with a trip to the local park, followed by a walk around the block…our hero!
Overall it was a great family weekend, plus we now have a nice tidy and safe garden environment for Phoebe to play in! I have so many ideas and inspiration for the garden, I want to create a lovely outdoor play area for Phoebe and her mates to enjoy, a busy water wall, mud garden and of course a sand pit, probably from pallets. I can’t wait to get started and for some much needed sunshine in our lives.
What outdoor/garden activates do you’re children enjoy? Let me know I always like to hear tips and ideas.