Sunday, 11 April 2010
Yesterday I took the children around to our friends house and as it was such a lovely sunny day and she has a large garden and a good arts and crafts cupboard we decided to let the children loose with cardboard boxes and paint. Here you can see our paint tray.....
We had six children and only 3 paintbrushes, so we gave them large soft cotton balls to paint with too.
Squishy really enjoyed getting stuck into the painting and did not worry herself about getting it all over herself as well as the cardboard!
I just love the bright colours in the sunlight, and the small details on her fingers. If you think how little a two year old's hand is, you can appreciate just how small the colour detail is here.
Before the children totally mixed the paints together into a messy brown, they managed to mix the different colours together without them combining them totally. It's quite beautiful really.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Yesterday the children and I went to Platts field park in Fallowfield (SManc). We have a few parks near where we live but non quite so big and beautiful as this one so we enjoyed ourselves. We spent the first half hour looking at and smelling the blossom and flowers. There was much pink, white and green around us, with vast amounts of yellow and orange too when we stumbled upon the daffodils.
We played in the play park, 'fished' in the duck pond/boating lake and climbed on large logs. At one point an elderly gentleman told me that it was a very risky thing letting the children climb on such high tree stumps and allowing them jump off, apparently in 'his day' you didn't bring children up like that or else you'd have been having regular trips to A&E. I managed to refrain from laughing and just say that they were fine thank you very much.