Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Coughs, splutters, sneezes and the beach

The children were up between half 12 and seven last night.

I hadn't made it to bed by half 12!

Today, we napped between 7 and 9 then spent a quiet morning together.

They have horrid colds, they are coughing and sneezing all over the place.

Last night, they were hot and full of aches.

They felt better as today progressed.

I took them out for some restorative sunshine, starting with the lawn outside where they scooted and picked daisies.

Then we headed for the beach, where the children were delighted to find the tide out and the old pier's structure exposed.
They were fascinated by this.

They played with wet sand and dug for treasure.  Jasmine ran ahead of Sonny, drawing an X in the sand for him to find.

The beach is quickly becoming our favourite place to be.  The children love it and its wealth of play activities.  I enjoy watching them have such fun.  They burn energy, practise climbing skills by conquering pebble domes, explore sensory sand and water play, search for sea creatures, shells and treasure and invent magical imaginative scenarios.

As soon as it is truly summer, we shall be venturing into the actual sea!  Adding picnics to the day and making use of the BBQ facilities on the beach green down the road.

To say we are looking forward to this would be an understatement!

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