The children have been more or less left to their own devices it has to be said. With the sun shining so brightly, much of their time was spent outside. I know some bug hunting went on, role playing again, trampoline jumping, dog entertaining, scooter using, rabbit cuddling, oh the list goes on and on.
Indoors, board games have been played (Snakes and Ladders, and Quelf) along with the card game Uno. Books and craft magazines have been read, and diaries have been started by the girls.
Not much TV watching went on though. It was apparent that the washing machine was so much more interesting...
We still have the hedgehog family living with us in the garden. Tiegan has taken on the care regime, ensuring small amounts of food and a dish of water is offered daily. The slug population has certainly nosedived since the spiky guys moved in! We also have lots of baby birds being fed by their parents which is a pleasure to watch.
Our caterpillars are showing signs of growth already (as we knew they would), at least 4 out of the 5 are - can you see the little titchy one in comparison to the others?
Linking in nicely with our project, have you looked at the Big Butterfly Count site yet? http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
An exert from the site:
"The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and an impressive 10,000 people took part, counting 210,000 butterflies and day-flying moths across the nation. We hope that many more people will join this year's big butterfly count (16th-31st July 2011)."
I shall love you and leave you with this gorgeous smiley face which I hope will make your heart smile as much as it does mine...
Love Julia xx