Just as I begin my maternity leave the sun has decided to come out! I am so delighted and am really looking forward to a lovely sunny summer at home.
With baby number two due in a few weeks time this summer will hopefully see me, the toddler, Mr B and the new baby all at home together for the entire month of July with no work. Fingers crossed the sun will keep on shining for us and we hope to spend lots of time in the garden.
Here is what we have planned:
Lots of barbecues.
Is there anything nicer than cooking and eating out in the sunshine. Mr B has been treated to a brand new barbecue as a Fathers Day present this year so we are hoping to make lots of use of it. I am also determined to have a go at making my own burgers and plan on trying out this lovely looking recipe for sticky sausage burgers with blue cheese.
Lots of games.
I am hoping that we will spend quite a bit of time playing together too and I currently have my eye on this lovely looking croquet set from All Garden Fun. It also comes in a handy bag so would be great for bringing along to play when we visit the grandparents too.
Some play-based learning.
It will be great to have some time outdoors with W and hopefully will also provide a chance to do a little literacy practice. He currently loves playing with watering cans so we may have a little go at this lovely game of watering an alphabet garden. It involves chalking out A-Z across the patio and then directing him to water each letter himself. Brilliant.
This year I am going to have a go at growing a few tomatoes with W too. We have just planted some out so I am hoping that he will enjoy watching these grow throughout the summer months.
I will also be looking forward to the odd cold glass of wine in the sun once this baby has been born!
So, fingers crossed for a wonderful summer.
How about you? What are your plans for this summer? Do let me know below.
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