I feel like we haven’t read as much this month as normal as we have spent as much time as we could outside enjoying the lovely weather we have had for the last half of the month. We have still done a bit of reading though so here are the books we’ve read July 2016.
I can’t believe another month is nearly over – it is literally going to be Christmas before we know it (it’s a good job I have started my Christmas shopping already!). So here are 10 things that I’ve loved this month!
Oh hasn’t it been glorious weather! Boo and I have made the most of it and we got the paddling pool out and Boo went round watering all the flowers with her little bucket. She had a whale of a time and didn’t want to come in! The weather has been getting steadily cooler here the last couple of days, but it’s still been lovely and warm and it’s meant lots of trips out for Boo to the park.
Boo is a big fan of jigsaws and she has started to be a bit more interesting in games now, so when I was asked if I would like to see what Boo made of Dinosaur Dominoes from Orchard Toys I said yes as I had a feeling she was going to love them.
As you might expect from the name Dinosaur Dominoes is based on dominoes but instead of numbers you have to match pictures of bright and cute dinosaurs. The game comes with 28 tiles, instructions on how to play, and a lovely dinosaur which can stand up and shows whose turn it is. As the game is aimed at 3-5 year olds and Boo is 2.5 we played a slightly modified version of the game and she kept the play piece all the time!
We have been making the most of the beautiful weather this week and Boo has had a couple of trips to our lovely local park. She loves it there and I really don’t blame her! It’s a fab place. It was redone a couple of years ago and so everything is new and lots of fun.
On Sunday morning my husband and I took Boo there and we met up with my brother, his wife and their son. Boo had a great time playing with her cousin, though he is only just a year old so he took things at a steadier pace as he has only just started walking. The weather was a bit grey and it actually started to rain as we were leaving but it was lovely and warm and the cloud meant that it wasn’t too hot (which has been an issue for some days this week!)
Boo had a great time on everything, she likes to flit from one thing to another but the slide is a firm favourite at the minute – there are three slides at our park, one is a bit too small for her now and the other two seem a bit too big. She had a near miss on the biggest of the slides where she just kept sliding and fell off the end of the slide, face first. Luckily she was wearing her cap so that actually saved her from hitting her face. And she jumped up and yelled ‘I’m ok!’ and ran off for another go.
It’s great to visit the park as it seems like each time she learns something new there, or can use a piece of the equipment a bit more easily. For this weeks photo I thought I would share a picture of her on the middle slide. It looks like she is going so fast! And I just love the look of concentration on her face!
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran
If you missed it you can see last week’s photo here.
Now I am going to start with the gorgeous weather – it’s been a truly wonderful week weather wise here. We have had long sunny days and we have been out in the garden and making the most of it. We even had the paddling pool out (though I had completely forgotten how long they take to fill up!)
I feel like I have spent ages waiting for the summer, and now it’s here it didn’t take very long for me to feel it was a little too hot! I don’t cope too well in the warm weather and it seems to make my fatigue worst, and no matter how much I drink I can’t seem to shift my headache. But the hot weather has meant we can be out in the garden and Boo has had such fun so it’s worth it!