Saturday, May 7, 2011


We were glad it was Saturday yesterday!
We had a full day; doing house work in the morning. Washing and lanolising woolies

making and eating (and eating and eating) lemon drizzle cake

discovering interesting moths in the garden and writing about them in her bug book

We then went for a walk in the woods...

we played shops, the game always goes like this...

Hello shopman, do you have a twig I can buy?


Oh thank you, how much is that?

one, two three, one, two, three

Thank you, goodbye.

We actually went to the woods in search of Benny's dragon. A few days ago Benny found a tree that has a perfectly shaped dragon's head at the bottom of its trunk. Oh, he was delighted, especially as I often tell them a story that starts like this...

'Once upon a time there was a Queen who lived in a blue castle on top of a hill. This Queen had three children called Rebe, Benny and Joa. The Queen often sent her children on adventures and quests. The children each had a special friend to help them on these quests. Rebe had a unicorn, Benny a green dragon and Joa five clever chicks...'

Here they are sitting behind the dragon's head. I took about 5 pictures of the actual dragon but for some (possibly magic) reason none of them came out...I'll try again another day.

Of course we then had to try to find Rebe's unicorn... but we only found this badger(?!?)

We found some great climbing trees though...

climbing is so much easier barefoot.

We got home just in time for a real spring rain storm

Rebe had a scream playing in it! It was just before bath time so I didn't mind her swimming in the big puddles.

We're off to a family fun day at Kindy today which we're looking forward to. And then it feels like, all too soon, the weekend is over and we're back at school.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend


  1. That looks like the perfect Saturday!

  2. What a perfect day! Oh my, your woods are just amazing. . . someday I'll be there walking along with you! <3

  3. What wonderful fun, have you read the Land of Long ago, your dragon reminded me of it.

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful walk in the woods. The bluebells and wild garlic are fabulous this time of year.
    Love the wood shop game, my children play a similar shop game when ever we go to the beach.

  5. I tell you guys, these are the most beautiful woods in all the world and I am so, so blessed to ahve them outised my back door!
    Bee, thanks for the link, I'm looking for a good dragon book for Benny's birthday so will look at this :-)
    hugs x

  6. I like how the dragon photos didn't come out for some possibly magic reason.