Making a splash

picture of paddling pool funLast weekend saw some wonderful hot, sunny weather for the first time this year. So to celebrate, we, like thousands of other people in the country, spent the day in the garden, got the paddling pool out and had a BBQ.

One of my most favourite things, is watching the children play and have fun, so what better way to do this, than to get friends round. The children had their friends to play and splash about in the padding pool. Everyone got wet, there was water everywhere, but who cares, when it’s so gorgeously warm!

The slide even got put into the paddling pool, which was such good fun, sliding down into the water and making an enormous splash! The children ran around giggling, laughing and splashing together. To me this is what childhood is all about.

I got bubble blowing mixture out for everyone and the children all tried to see who could blow the biggest bubbles.

picture of children blowing bubbles

We followed the afternoon off with a lovely BBQ, courtesy of Twinlife daddy’s cooking. We had trouble keeping the children away from the BBQ, so I laid two long lengths of wood around the area and told them they were not to cross it. To my amazement, this worked brilliantly and no one crossed! That is definitely a tip worth remembering for future.

picture of bbq cooking

The BBQ was lovely, especially the Pimms!

We all had a really lovely spontaneous day outside on a gorgeous summers day!

This ticks an activity off my things to do in the summer holidays list. Looking forward to doing lots more.

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14 Responses to Making a splash

  1. What an excellent idea to use the wood as a barrier!

  2. What a perfect summer’s day, lots of fun, laughter and alfresco dining! When the sun is shining there are endless water play and garden activities for the children to do, thanks for sharing yours with Country Kids.

  3. Brinabird says:

    Fantabulous! What great summer fun. I wish I had a garden :(

  4. Jaime Oliver says:

    This sounds like a perfect weekend to me!! thanks for sharing and linking up with #magicmoments x

  5. lisa says:

    Ideal summer fun x

  6. Louise says:

    Pimms is made for BBQ’s x

  7. Claire says:

    The wood is an ingenious idea! Will have to try that out! Looks like you’re having a very successful #GetGoodSummer Thanks for joining upM

    • karen bell says:

      Yes we are getting through our summer sanity list, even though we’ve not started the holidays yet. I hope I don’t run out of ideas ;)

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