Today's outing was to Mirehouse with friends.
L and her family are very special to us. When I had postnatal depression and made the first tentative steps out into the world and attended the local playgroup L was the playgroup leader.She made me feel very welcome and probably isn't aware of just how her friendship at that time helped me.
L's daughter A is Emily's bestest friend:-)
The sun shone brightly and we enjoyed a picnic,assault course,zip wire and a giant tyre swing for little M . Milly and A joined him at one point and I was asked to push them I managed to trip and fell against Emily - I was aware we bumped heads but wasn't aware that banging into her made her bang her head on the large metal chain- until she informed me and cried that she didn't like me very much at that moment:-(
She wasn't happy with me for a while but luckily came round and forgot about it and we headed down to the lake.
Idyllic really,lots of laughter and squealing and paddling and swimming.The four girls all went in - it was a warm day but the water was still cold - they stayed in for about an hour .M stayed in the shallows with L and I and we threw stones.I bragged that I had learnt how to skim stones but obviously after saying that was unable to do so ;-))
Couldn't believe that A and Emily had a swimsuit suntan by the time they got out ( the sun had been behind clouds quite a lot of the time) and had a lovely criss cross design on their backs...
We walked back for another go on the assault course and said goodbye before heading home via Aldi to get something for tea and some goodies for the sleepover.
Alan took the girls into town to a play park where they spent an hour or so.Home for tea and then out for a walk to A's to pick up her sleepover gear - oh and a clothes airer!! Apparently it makes a good den:-)
They went out again to walk to the village park but were back within 15 mins, as it was getting dark.
They remembered how they used to slide down the stairs on duvets - so decided to revisit their childhood and padded the hall table at the bottom of the stairs before attempting it - thankfully no injuries and they are now in the kitchen making cakes.Don't need my assistance apparently! looking forward to seeing the kitchen when they are finished:-))
A busy busy day, but so enjoyable.