This week we have had the most fun outdoors and it has all been in the garden while we tried out best to do some gardening with toddlers. I have a small confession to make; we moved into a new build house 8 months ago and we still haven’t had the garden done! It makes me a little sad to look out on it and see it so unloved but we still managed a little time out there this week and we are hoping to start work on it in a couple of weeks. It just looks so daunting at the moment but I know we just have to crack on. We even have a swing all ready to go in it and I am looking forward to summer days in the garden.
In the meantime we have commandeered the Grandparent’s garden; Grandma invited us round for a spot of gardening this week. It’s fair to say I was sceptical that Lucas would stay still long enough to ‘garden’ but he loved getting involved. His cousin is six months older than Lucas and he got stuck in right away and was able to show him what to do. They had a watering can each and helped to sow the seeds and add a little sign to their troughs.
Lucas spent a lot of his time playing with the plastic wheelbarrow and transporting the tools around the patio. When he realised that water came out of the watering can he started to water the floor so he could splash in it. It makes me so happy to see him exploring and discovering and spending quality time with his cousin, it’s lovely to think we are making memories for them when they are older. We planted some peas and carrots and now everytime we go round we can see how they are getting on and water them. Eventually, we are hoping to be able to eat our peas and carrots. This will be great for them; to have grown something from the seed and then be able to eat it from the plant, I just love it! I hope we can do the same in our little outdoor space and make a toddler garden area for Lucas were we can plant things together and he can get stuck in with the digging. It is such a lovely way to spend time together.