Monday, 30 April 2012


One of Isaac's favourite programmes at the moment is Tree-Fu-Tom where the action takes place in Treetopolis. In the park this weekend it's been more a story of trees toppling over. The weather on Sunday was rather interesting and two of the big trees came down with others having damaged branches. It's always sad to see the trees come down - there have been quite a few in the last couple of years. Each one is a lost link to the past and makes the park a sadder place. 

The climbing tree is still there though.

Isaac has a lot of games up in the tree and uses different branches and areas to perform different roles in his games. This bit of often the controls of some rocket or vehicle.

We spent a lot of time this morning playing football. Well when Isaac wasn't running off with the ball...

And we got called back by the slowest member of the family on the way home to see a ladybird on the path. There are benefits to taking things at a 2 year old's pace (and being so close to the ground).

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Joy of Puddles

You can't beat a good puddle! 

Thankfully I had planned ahead and brought wellies and waterproofs (although I hadn't banked on Isaac's t-shirt getting soaked too!). We have had so much rain in the last few days that the puddles are amazing (and everywhere). 

Of course the other thing about wet weather is the dog... no matter how well you think you've dried him off he still manages to shake himself and spread muddy water everywhere.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Turtle power

We had a trip to the local sea life centre yesterday. Isaac is mad keen on Octonauts so we were very happy to identify some of the creatures from it in real life - although there was no sign of Kwazii. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

The humble daisy

Bikes, buggies and baggies

After lots of back and forth we finally managed to get hold of the next size up Islabike to the balance bike Isaac had. He has another bike with stabilisers on but it felt like such a step back after being freewheeling so well on the balance bike. The problem was that the Isla didn't have a bell and he's got used to the stabilisers so he was refusing to give the Isla a try. He's been out a couple of times in the park with a hand helping support him but he's not been happy to go it alone. We're at Danna's at the moment where there are lovely empty, flat streets (instead of our hill!) and today he finally got the hang of it and was cycling up and down the road. He's still a little lacking in confidence and finds it hard to start off but it was great to see him actually cycling unaided.

He spent most of the time in the park picking daisies. "I'm giving you this because I love you", he said. I ended up with a whole lot of love as my lap filled with daisies.

Isabel had a quick go on the balance bike but we need a new valve for the back tyre so she went and got a buggy and her new baby instead. She was most put out that there weren't any baby swings for her to put baby on and the attempt to swing baby on the normal swing ended in a face plant. She did manage the slides though.

When he wasn't picking daisies he was doing his usual climbing on the things that aren't designed to be climbed on.

Isabel has a great pair of trousers that I picked up in the charity shop. They give her a lovely baggy bum.