We are really excited to welcome our friend Lucy from Capture By Lucy as a guest blogger this week, she had her niece come over to stay during half term and we thought it would be lovely to tell you about some of the fun they got up to, read all about it below… we are completely in love with her photography and it looks like the little ones had a fab time 🙂
A Tipi Picnic
Ever since my niece was about 18 months old she has been coming to stay with us for mini breaks. I love that she happily bounds into our car when I meet my sister at our half way drop off point along the motorway and just slots into our family life! With a new baby brother in her life this stay was even more special, to give her lots of attention and let my sister enjoy some precious time with the small boy!
I remember doing the same with my Auntie when I was little, having special trips on my own to stay with my cousins and I just adore seeing the bond between these three get stronger and stronger each time.
Half term at home was just what we all needed, a rest from rushing around to get to school in the morning, a rest from washing school uniform and a chance to just potter and play. We had one trip out to a local safari park but for the rest of the week we dodged the rain, played in the garden, went to a park and made the most of a rainy mid week day having an indoor picnic!
Mine would eat finger food over a hot dinner every day if I let them, they just love all the little picky bits and I have got them to try all sorts of new foods by cutting them into shapes and my latest trick is picnic skewers.
Mine would munch through all the treats first, fill up on the sandwiches and mini sausages and the bowls of fruit and vegetables end up being left until last or prodded around and not eaten at all! But using small cocktail sticks means they hold them between their little fingers and eat from the top down. I make sure it’s all the good bits first, favourites like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries and then keep the sausage rolls, mini pancakes and bread for the bottom.
The best thing about their age differences now is that they have proper conversations. We hid across the hallway listening to them putting their worlds to rights inside the tipi, trying to contain our giggles and quickly reaching for our phones to record some classics that were said from under the bunting.
Now we are counting down to the Easter holidays, for brighter weather, mini eggs and a few more carpet picnics if we have a day of April showers. You just can’t beat a bit of den making can you?!
Love Lucy x