Looking back through this month’s photos I think it has been our most naturally outdoorsy month to date. We haven’t tried to get outside more – and as a family we tend to be fair weather outdoors types by nature – but I have made a point of going out with the children when we have a couple of hours spare rather than waiting for a whole day free.
The children love being outside and they love it even more when they’re outside together. They run around, chase each other, play games and collect so many things – they always come home with pockets full of nature.
This month has been kind to us as far as the weather’s concerned. We have had more dry days that wet ones and we have been able to do so much – although a lot has been overshadowed by school and doing jobs at home. But, we have still been out a lot, gone on lots of little adventures and given the children so much time together.
This month the children have loved going to school together. I think the routine has really cemented itself now and they are used to being dropped off together, picked up together and seeing each other at lunch and play times.
The novelty has worn off – but they still love it. It’s not a novelty anymore, it’s just their new normal and they couldn’t be happier. They also love that the time they have after school they can share together – doing activities, going to the park or even going to soft play as a real, occasional, Friday treat.
We have all settled into our new routine – and it’s working. The children are happy, we’re happy and life is good. This has been a nice month of pretty ordinary life – but we’ve loved it and that really sums things up at the moment. Life is good.