We’ve been doing a lot of work out in our back garden lately. So, the children have also been out there ‘helping’! They both love going outside, and Little Man can actually only be lured back inside with the promise of food!
Boo’s enjoyed planting sunflower seeds with her auntie…
and tending to her own mini-garden…
Little Man has spent a fair bit of time playing with his mud-pie kitchen. Mud and kitchen utensils are a perfect mix for toddlers 🙂
And they’ve generally been playing, balls, golf, running about, jumping, exploring, finding earth worms and ladybirds – you name it, they’ve been doing it!
It’s nice to have this glimpse of summer. Last year, Little Man was too young to be racing about the garden, whereas this year, I’m seeing plenty of al fresco lunches, paddling pool action, tuff spot adventures and listening to them both playing and squealing with delight whilst I tend my newly landscaped garden. It’s also the last summer that we’ll have like this, as Boo starts school in September. Yes, I know she’ll have after school and holidays and weekends, but it’s not the same as seemingly endless days together, so we will be making it count out there.
49 thoughts on “Gardening Fun With The Kids”
They look like they are having lots of fun. The photograph where they are holding hands is precious! I love playing in the garden with my little one letting off steam. Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂
They love it out there! Thanks, and you x
Aww lovely post and gorgeous shots of them having so much fun out there. Love the shot of them walking together holding hands, adorable! Hopefully you’ll have a lovely summer altogether!! Xx #countrykids
I’m quite sure we will 🙂 Thanks very much x
Gorgeous photos, love that Boo has her own little patch, and adore the mud pie kitchen! Gardening is so good for the soul, and a wonderful thing to involve the kids in. I’m going to be doing some planing with M this weekend, really looking forward to it xx
Ah, that sounds like fun. Enjoy x
Garden fun is the best! What Iucky children, to have a mud pie kitchen??! That’s a brilliant idea! #CountryKids
They love it – well, what child wouldn’t ?!
Oh yes, enjoy the longer days of sunshine (hopefully) and warmth. Lovely photo’s and that mud kitchen looks brilliant fun 🙁
They love that mudpie kitchen!
I love that last photo of the of the pair of them walking together. Priceless. They are going to get so much out of the garden this yeaer. #CountryKids
I love that shot so much, too. I’m really looking forward to the summer, thanks x
What fun. I can sense the sadness as September approaches for you 🙁 There is another way you know…
I know, thanks, and it has been considered. Writing a blog post on it, in fact!
What a great garden you’ve got for kids! We’re getting our boy to help us now, it’s great fun growing things with them.
Thank you. Yes, the 4yo loves seeing things growing 🙂
my kids love getting involved with planting in the garden, great way for them to learn!! and who doesn’t love a good mud pie 😉 x #countrykids
You cannot go wrong with a mud pie!
Love that last photo. A priceless one. Your garden is so pretty and you have this great toys that my son wants haha. Maybe you should invite him for tea. He is on ly lap now and he wants me to buy him a playhouse =P #countrykids
Oh no, I didn’t mean to spark him nagging for a playhouse!! We were lucky as friends were throwing that one out so gave it to us :)x
Looks like you had a lot of fun. There definitely is something about summer. Don’t you find the kids are just so much more content pottering about outside than they ever are inside? I know mine is!
They love it out there!
Your children are going to have such an amazing Summer! LP is constantly off exploring our garden but Little Man is still a bit small – Next summer he’ll have a great time! x
Yes, it does make a big difference that year, when they’re so small. But next year – he’ll be off! x
Oh gosh, you’ve just made me realise that this is our last summer of fun without school too – eek!! #CounytryKids
Oh, sorry! It feels so sad 🙁
Great fun in the garden. So wish we had this kind of space.
It’s great to be able to open the back doors and set them free!
Outdoors is fabulous for them isn’t it! To explore, be curious and just have copious amounts of fun! Gorgeous photos! #countrykids
It’s lovely to see them exploring. Thank you x
lovely pictures. we love being out in the garden, cant wait for the ‘proper sun’ (if we ever get any!) #letkidsbekids
Thanks. Come on sun!
I can’t get over how nice the weathers been this Spring. It’s so nice to be able to just open the back door and let them get outside isn’t it?
Looks like such fun! Some lovely “mud baking” going on too, om nom nom!!!
They love that mud pie area!
Your garden is coming along great. Love the mud-pie kitchen 😉 #LetKidsBeKids
I like the idea of the mud pie kitchen – now I wish I had a backyard! The mini garden is a good idea too, and I’m sure Boo loves it 🙂 #LetKidsBeKids
She adores it, thank you 🙂
Sounds like the your children are having a fantastic time in the garden. I do love the sound of that mudpie kitchen, children’s heaven! It’s great that they love being outside so much.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
They adore it out there, so much so, that Little Man cries when we come in!
Oh I LOVE the toy kitchen in the garden! (And I bed they did too!!) Gardening with children adds a whole new slant, I love it. #letkidsbekids
It’s great to get them involved out there, thanks x
Just lovely, it’s great to see them enjoying helping in the garden, and I love that last photo of them holding hands, adorable 🙂 #LetKidsBeKids
I love that one, too – so sweet! Thank you x
Your garden looks like lots of fun! You have made great progress in your makeover #letkidsbekids
The kids love it!
I love the idea of a mud kitchen but not in our garden, I am far too anti mess for that! I like controlled mess I can clean up! #letkidsbekids
Let them run free!