After Jessica was born, we planted a ‘Pretty Jessica’ rose in our garden for her and it bloomed for the first time last year. We recently ordered a new rose – ‘Sophy’s Rose‘ so that Sophie had her own rose bush in the garden too and whilst Sophie was having her nap, Jessica and I headed out to the garden to plant it.
Jessica enjoyed helping me dig a hole for the new rose and was quite fascinated to discover several ‘wriggly worms’ in the soil and picking these up on her trowel and watching them kept her amused for quite a while. Once the rose was planted though, she was quite keen to help me cover it back up with soil and compost and of course watering it afterwards was great fun. We also added a couple of windmills that we’d picked up at the garden centre earlier that day (along with buying Jessica a pair of gardening gloves which she loved although they were a little big for her!).
Sophie woke from her nap just as we finished planting her rose and so we got her trike and Jessica’s new balance bike out and had a few laps around the garden before the girls turned their attention to the other garden toys.
Sophie spent a lot of time trying to climb up the slide which was a little frustrating for Jessica who wanted to go down it! It has really been the first time we’ve had any significant time out in the garden since the autumn and the girls enjoyed being able to run about and play.