I’m late with the Siblings Project again this month as I desperately wanted some of these photos to be taken in a pumpkin patch – which we finally achieved over the weekend! Although H-Bear would have you believe it was a Pick-Your-Own stone farm, rather than pumpkins…
Anyway, it’s October! The middle of, in fact. So what have we been up to this month?
Our local green space has reopened to the public (it’s owned by the university, and they closed it over summer), so we’ve been going for LOTS of woodland walks. I’ve discovered that H-Bear is rather like a puppy, and if he doesn’t get a walk in the morning he gets very grumpy, fractious and has far too much energy (which turns into naughty/cheeky energy). Consequently, we’ve been donning wellies and going for walks straight after Mr Tumble most mornings. This then sets him up wonderfully for naptime, and Busby and I get some alone time together.
We looked after a dog for the weekend at the beginning of the month, which has made three out of four of us desperate for a pet pooch, with Nick not convinced. I sort of feel like it’s the Dad’s prerogative to be unconvinced on these matters; I remember when we got pet rabbits as children – my Dad wasn’t keen and threatened to print himself a t-shirt saying: ‘Free the Lindfield Two’… sigh.
The next lot photos were taken at The Balloon Tree, just outside of York. It was our first visit there, and we’ll definitely be going again as the cake was pretty fantastic and the fresh produce in the farm shop was so reasonable! There was a great little outside play area, with a Wendy house, slide and wooden tractor (which was a big hit with both children), and there were even blankets for sitting outside on chillier days. They do seasonal PYO – and I can already picture the PYO strawberry adventures next year!
Both Busby and H-Bear are getting on wonderfully, most of the time. The sibling bond is such a lovely thing to experience, especially when they chase each other around the house, giggling! They’ve taken to wrestling too, which is slightly less lovely, and I have to admit that I do hover during the wrestling, because neither of them seem to have any spacial awareness as this is going on and our fireplace has sharp corners!!!