Our outdoor time for the final day of #30DaysWild hasn’t been quite so wild. It’s been all about snatching little windows of time to enjoy some outdoor fun in what has been a very hectic day. We spent much of the day at the hospital for Jessica’s latest cardiac check-up and then had a quick whizz around the school summer fayre when we got back before having to dash off for the tech rehearsal of the girl’s ballet show.
We often have a long wait at the cardiac clinic before we see Jessica’s consultant. Thankfully the waiting area has lots of toys to help keep the girls occupied. At this time of year, we can also make the most of the outdoor play area too. There are outdoor games, slides and cars to help keep the girls amused. Sophie quite liked the “fairy feet” she found.
Our visit to the summer fayre had to be a very quick one as we only had about 40 minutes to spare until we had to leave for the ballet show. The girls were a little disappointed that they had to miss out on face painting but we managed to visit most of the other stalls and take part in lots of different activities.
Jessica loved the inflatable helter-skelter slide. Sophie had been keen to go on it too. She got halfway up though before deciding it was too high and had to be rescued by a teacher.
The girls enjoyed the “hook a teddy” stall and loved the soft toys they received. They also got lucky in the tombola. Unfortunately I hadn’t thought to bring an extra bag with me and was soon having fun trying to juggle everything that I needed to carry. Thankfully one of the other mums had a spare bag. Next year, I’ll be better prepared!
The closest we really got to wildlife was spotting some ducks in a pond. These ducks were plastic ones though, floating in a paddling pool ready for the hook-a-duck!
The barbecue was our final stop before we had to leave. I needed to make sure the girls were fed before we got to the theatre.
It was a shame that we had to rush around the summer fayre as much as we did. I’m glad we did manage to get all the way round before we had to go. Hopefully next year we won’t have to rush quite so much!
This year we’re taking part in #30DaysWild – a challenge from the Wildlife Trusts to get outside each day in June, do something wild and connect with nature. You can find out more about #30DaysWild here.