This week, Little Man and I have been mostly found in the garden. Last week Little Man had chicken pox and was home all week we me. We started trying to go out in the garden a bit but it wasn't nearly as gloriously bright and sunny as it has been this week. So whilst he has been back at nursery 2 days this week, we have still taken every opportunity to get outside.
This has included tromping around in the morning dew wearing nothing but his pjs, a coat and some boots!
He honestly loves to be out in the garden, as I mentioned on the blog last year too. And he regularly asks to go outside these days, even fetching my shoes for me when he wants to go out and I'm taking a little bit too long to get myself sorted!
We've blown bubbles, counted pegs, dug in the soil and simply sat and enjoyed the sunshine and each other's company. And it has been lovely. But the thing Little Man loves the absolute most is to water the flowers.
We have an outdoor tap but it is behind our shed and I have not wanted to show Little Man how to get to it in case he gets stuck (or more likely in case he gets up to mischief!!) So we have been filling up our small watering can in the kitchen sink. Our garden isn't very large but it has still involved lots of walking backwards and forwards. So today we hooked up the hose and let him loose...
He was fascinated by it, especially how we could change the speed and spray pattern of the water. I'm pretty sure our path (and my feet) got just as much water as the plants did to begin with. But he got the hang of it very quickly and is now a pro.
He's off to visit Grandma and Grandad on Sunday and their garden is far bigger than ours. I have a feeling he will be spending a lot of time watering their flowers!