Not the best quality photo in the dim morning light, but Andrew insisted that I take a photo of them whilst they were sitting still together on the arm chair for about 10 seconds! Again, each of their faces is classic for each of them.
I know this isn’t a great photo in terms of picture quality, but I love the expressions on their faces – Andrew doing his ‘fake’ smile because I had just asked him to carry on laughing like he had been until I’d managed to whip my camera out, and Joel doing a classic grin that he does so well. I have loads more photos from this week on holiday, but most of those will probably make an appearance on another blog post at some point when I write up our adventures for future Country Kids linky posts. So this has made it to be this week’s photo.
One activity that we did this week was decorating some gingerbread men that Granny kindly bought us. Andrew was keen to decorate his, but Joel was more keen to just eat it! He allowed me to help him put some smarties on first though.
This was taken at the start of our day trip to London on Friday to see Alice in Wonderland at Holland Park. I didn’t manage to get many other photos of the day, because keeping track of two little ones and where we had to go in London was on our minds rather than snapping. But we had a really lovely day and a fantastic break from all the stress of moving house.
We’ve spent a lot of time at the local park this week because all the toddler groups have finished for the summer and it’s been such nice weather. Andrew loves trying to score baskets with his small bouncy ball (I don’t think you can even see it in this action shot as it’s so small!), and Joel loves climbing up and down the steps of the climbing frame that’s really meant for bigger children, but he’s actually rather controlled when doing it.
It’s been another week of plenty of garden play. We seem to have some new plants growing in one of Granny and Grandad’s plant pots… Andrew likes to hop in there and crouch down, then gradually stand up and lift his hands up, pretending that he’s a growing plant. And like so many things in life, Joel likes to copy him once he’s out again!
For this week’s photos we have the Naked Chef and a crazy climber. Andrew doesn’t like wearing clothes (as I’ve blogged about before), so he does many activities in life (of course only at home) naked. This picture was take as he was baking ‘World Cupcakes’ with Granny. Joel is happier to wear clothes than Andrew is, but is a kamekaze climber who will get up on anything that he can manage to when I’ve taken my eye off him for 10 seconds. The photo of him here is at the park, on an official climbing frame with a squashy floor to land on, for a change!
We’ve had lots of paddling pool fun recently. The slide that Andrew got for his birthday in the winter is really coming into its own now that we can use it as a water slide into the pool. This picture is what’s technically known as a ‘doubler’ in Andrew’s language – they both go down together, and seem to like it. I think Andrew stopped himself at the end on this one though, as the water was a bit cool still and he wasn’t that brave!
We have a bit of a bench theme going on this week. Andrew was fascinated by the bar-stool-height bench that we found at the park the other day, and Joel poses with his broom in front of the garden bench – he loves to have a good sweep, even if there’s nothing in particular to sweep up, and in fact when there is something to sweep up (like his food thrown all over the floor), he scarpers!