Hello sun! After two days of cold temperatures and nasty winds, the sun shone through and blessed us with 26 degrees of awesomeness.
Not wanting to miss out, I spread out a big blanket under the tree and brought out our plastic animals. These used to be a favourite a few years back. They've since been relegated to a spot hidden far back in the Narnia space of the wardrobe. I actually had forgotten we owned them.
So much opportunity for imagination play. Danger Mouse was on them the minute they came out.
We had man eating crabs, shark riding giraffes and naughty lions that had to be tethered to the tree so they couldn't get away.
We spent from 1pm until around 5.30pm, with a break to pick up Sprat from school, just hanging out on our blanket, playing with the animals in between riding bikes and reading books. Sprat even did his homework outside with the friendly help of a plastic elephant.
It was wonderfully relaxing and highly entertaining yet terribly simple. Fingers crossed for another sunny day tomorrow.