Wednesday 1 August 2012

Walk the Plank - Our Week Outdoors

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Getting outside this past week was easy as the weather was great - yey!  As I write now though it's been raining again - oh well!  Read on to discover this weeks outdoor adventures.....

Monday 23rd July - Our first paddling pool of the summer!  We went to friends and they had a massive pool, big enough for jumping in!

This was Little Dudes very first paddling pool ever and he loved it!

Tuesday - More pool fun.  This time the boys pulled the trampoline to the pool and had some fun jumping in.

In the midday sun we sat in the shade and bashed some golf tees into boxes.

Then later it was back in the pool again, just big enough for three little boys, a garage and some pots!

Wednesday - Yep, back in the pool again!  This time I'd frozen some ice with red food colouring and bugs in it (similar to this post).  The boys enjoyed digging out the bugs then playing with them.

This spider was soon rescued!

Thursday - We went to the woods for a friends birthday picnic and Champ immediately found a branch about three times bigger than him to lug around.

With the help of friends the boys built a den, or rather enhanced an existing one!

While, Hubby set up a balance beam for everyone to try and walk across, obviously he had to have the first go!

Friday - We're currently moving house so we headed to our new town and new house to do a bit of measuring rooms and working out where all the furniture is going.  The boys then had great fun with a tape measure each, the whole garden got measured!

Saturday - We met up with friends and the boys had a lot of fun trying to climb trees in the pub garden

Sunday - The boys enjoyed 'walking the plank' across the little stream in Granny and Granddad's garden.

Then across the fire pit....

... then up onto the bench.  Amazing how much fun one plank of wood can be!

Then it was time for some pond dipping.

Which included finding some newts.

I hope you've enjoyed our week outdoors.  If you're looking for more outdoor play why not check out some more of our outdoor posts or my outdoor play pinboard.


  1. Wonderful! I loved seeing how your boys spent their playtime outdoors this week - it's amazing what rich and varied play ideas they come up with when left to their own devices, isn't it? Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party :-)

  2. What wonderful activities you had in the pool!

  3. I love this blog! I think I will have to follow- I love finding another mother of boys who is embracing the mess and adventure! I have four boys age 6 and younger.

    WHY didn't I think of that golf tee idea!
    I love it!

  4. Looks like a wonderful week!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  5. what a fun week! Great ways to keep cool! Love the balance beam & plank :)

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. Hope to see you this week.


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