It’s been lovely to get out and about in the sunny weather! Which seems to have disappeared at the moment but hopefully will be back soon.
We took a trip to stay with friends in Reigate in March. They have 2 little girls a bit older than Seren and she adores them. They gave us a bag of hand-me-down dress up outfits whilst we were there which have been very popular ever since! Despite the intended activity being scooting or biking in Priory Park, the girls preferred to splash in the fountain (under close supervision of course)!
Seren won the Swimmer of the Week trophy! We’ve just moved up a class and she now has lessons in the big pool which she can’t stand up in! I still go in with her. We both found the first lesson faster paced and tougher than we were used to, there were a few tears from her towards the end of the lesson. She persevered though and tried really hard in the second lesson and won the trophy! We will have to skip lessons for a while when the baby is born, I think she will really miss them.
We celebrated Molly’s 2nd birthday – she had an amazing Raa-Raa the Noisy Lion cake! Seren is really getting into the whole party thing and enjoys playing pass the parcel. Mostly she passes the parcel on without prompting these days too!
There are so many more opportunities to get to the park now the weather is better and it’s lighter for longer. Afternoons can be tricky in the winter when your little one naps until 3pm and parks close around 4pm when it gets dark!
We’ve been monitoring the progress of a couple of ducks who built a nest on the New River. The ducklings hatched a couple of weeks ago and Seren was excited to see them.
We had a lovely afternoon at Forty Hall a couple of weeks ago. The kids ran around digging in dirt for a good few hours whilst the mummies got to sit down and chat.
I said that dress up is a big thing at the moment! Our Reigate friends came to visit us in the Easter holidays and the girls all raided the fancy dress box. And then enjoyed playing in the box that our new nursery chair came in. Kids and cardboard boxes, the cliche really is true. We got rid of the box last weekend and Seren keeps asking after it!
Seren did her Easter egg hunt in the garden in her Christmas angel costume topped with the Easter bonnet we made together. We kept things simple and scattered some chocolate eggs in the garden for her to collect – she keeps asking to do it again! I wonder if next year we can up the ante a bit with some picture clues for her to follow.
Lastly, I love this photo of her handing out nibbles before Easter lunch. Cheese anyone?
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