The Country Kids Link Up over on the fantastic Blog and Website Coombe Mill (thanks for the reminder tweet and shout out on twitter on Friday, Fiona) is one of my favourite link ups as it is specifically for sharing outdoor family fun, something I am pretty passionate about. Usually, I link up one of my posts from during the week about some outdoor activity we have done or somewhere we have visited as a family that is suitable for the family fun outdoors theme. This week, however, I decided to put together a post specifically for the link up which will also form a lovely keepsake for Doodles and Oodles of all the fun they have had together in our garden over the past week just being children!
Doodles and Oodles absolutely love playing outside. O in particular would be outdoors 24/7 is she was allowed and has often popped her wellies on over her jammies and bounced outside for one last play on the swings before bedtime!
Having a chat with the cows in the field next to our own field!
The “baby” cows as Oodles calls them – there are several young calves in the field and they are so curious and come straight over to the fence when D and O go out to visit!
Showing the cows how to blow dandelion clocks – this is a major favourite at the moment since we taught them how to blow them a few weeks ago!
Minnie, the cat, follows D and O on all of their adventures. She loves to taunt the cows and they love to chase her across the fields – very funny to watch!
On their way back into the garden on their way home for tea!
Doodles and Oodles are very competitive when it comes to swinging – “I can swing higher than yoooooooouuuuuuu!
Now that Oodles is getting older , D and O are playing much better together, here is big bro pushing little sis on the swing (yes she is in her pjs!)
While D was at preschool the other morning O requested to take her easel outside so that she could “paint in the sunshine!”
Any chance they get, D and O will play with water! They have me plagued to take out the paddling pool every time the sun shines – waaaaaaaay too cold yet! The next best thing is watering their bulbs, seedling and patio pots (this is their “job” as well as making their beds).
While watering the plants they managed to create lots of puddles giving Oodles a chance to be Peppa Pig and jump in muddy puddles!
You may have seen in a previous post about outdoor construction play that we have been cutting back all of the hedges, shrubs and trees and there was a huge amount of cuttings to be cleared. D and O had great fun helping daddy and grandad clearing the debris!
Doodles loves to “grown up” jobs out in the garden with daddy!
“Helping” grandad in the garden!
What child doesn’t love to be out and about, enjoying the fresh air. They are itching to get out as I write this! So, I’m off to see what other adventures they will have in our garden this afternoon!
Thanks for reading and if you have a post about great, family fun why not link up with Country Kids at Coombe Mill!