For a boy who climbs anything and everything a ladder is too good an opportunity to miss.
The plan for today was to walk to the small park near Danna's house so that Isaac could play with the gate (much more fun than swings and slides don't you know!). But with a naked toddler running round the house that wasn't going to happen. The dog was ready. I was ready. The boy was resolute that he wasn't getting dressed for love nor money. So exit via the back door into the garden and a compromise of a nappy and a top and everyone played outside instead. It wasn't cold today but it wasn't really warm enough for bare legs and feet but the boy didn't seem to care.
There was wood to be piled.
And plants to be watered (never mind that it's actually been raining on and off for the last few days).
It was actually lovely and I'm glad we didn't go to the park then (I took the bear later when Danna took Isaac back to the orchard).
One of the boy's jobs when staying here is to help feed the birds every morning...
When he was in the garage helping with the bird food he spotted his table and chairs that were outside in the summer and so brought them into the house. They've since been picked up and moved all over the place (and usually dumped in odd and awkward places like doorways).
After a little shopping this morning we went to the yurt for lunch.
It doesn't look like much from the outside...
But inside it's lovely.
The food's great and the sugar tongs made for a good toddler distraction (although I didn't much like having my hair pulled with them!).
The yurt is on an apple farm and we had a good look round the shop and the small stalls they have selling vintage bits and bobs. It's a lovely place to go and spend a few hours.
The boy tried to make his escape at one point but didn't get far...
Yesterday we went to Pensthorpe. The last time we went there the boy was more than happy to have the ducks and geese around his feet while they were being fed but this time he wanted to be 'up' where it was safe. We had a great time though and spent ages watching the ducks and geese as well as seeing the insect habitats complete with sculptures.