{March Gratitudes}

For favourite nature spots and an introduction to grass.
For Easter celebrations and moments of creativity.
For father-son moments that melt your heart.
For family field trips and a love of history.
For family read alouds and very hungry caterpillars!
For family gatherings and books worth celebrating.
For the love of Bob and our very own king of the mountains.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during March, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{February Gratitudes}

For wobbel fun and boys that wear pink.

For family favourites and trying something new.

For moments of quiet and play across the ages.

For family projects and bringing history to life.

For lockdown birthdays and celebrations with my loves.

For three peas in a pod.

 

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during February, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{January Gratitudes}

For fresh air and freedom and glorious winter sunshine.

For a life of adventures, both big and small.

For song and for dance and the opportunity to try new things.

For first teeth and first claps and little boys that now can sit.

For sibling love and play across the ages.

For the highs and lows of lockdown life and everything they may teach us.

For dreams that come true and the dreams that are yet to be.

 

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during January, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{December Gratitudes}

For family traditions and a life on the move.

For hard work and dedication and a life full of learning.

For growing girls and first performances.

For winter sun and a world of make believe.

For home made birthdays and 6 years of life.

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For 6 sweet years and the blessing of babies.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during December, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Wild Challenge} Trees, Leaves & Seeds

Autumn seemed like the perfect time to tick off the Trees, Leaves & Seeds activity from the RSPB Wild Challenge as hunting for autumn leaves and seeds is a family favourite which we do every year.

We kicked things off in early autumn by collecting conkers and as the season progressed we found acorns, beech nuts, chestnuts and sycamore seeds too. All of which got recorded in their nature journals and put on display in our home.

We also collected leaves, identified them with our tree guides and then got crafty with them!

And then to finish things off we each picked out a tree in the park to return to and study throughout the year so as to record the seasonal changes.

Here is the photo evidence:

Have you been enjoying all the autumn leaves and seeds?

{November Gratitudes}

For rosy cheeks and happy babes.

For cosy cardis and a carpet of leaves.

For family traditions and firsts for the Boy.

For autumn glory and the magic of fairies.

For quality time and my favourite boys.

For the “Hundred Acre Wood” and the joy of an autumn staycations.

For the glorious ginkgo and my gorgeous wee babes.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during November, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Wild Challenge} Wild Camp Out!

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The girls completed another experience nature activity as part of theirΒ RSPB Wild Challenge. We actually did this one back in the summer, I’m just slow getting up on the blog!

We decided to have a wild camp out in our very own back garden, setting up camp in the afternoon, enjoying a barbecue together in the evening, followed by s’mores and a few camp fire stories as the sun set and then a spot of bat watching.

It was a real hit!

Unfortunately the girls missed the one and only bat I saw before having to go to sleep as they were quickly fading, but we promised to take them on another bat (and owl) hunt on another night.

Here is the photo evidence:

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When was the last time you went camping?