365: 27.04.13 #117 Kids outdoors

The kids have been outdoors! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. I’ve invested a lot in their garden, not just this year, but every year since we moved into this house. And even before, when I used to walk The Big One in her pram around our little street, sighing and wishing so much that we could one day live here. Sometimes I still can’t believe that one day arrived!

It was the garden that sealed the deal for me. I wanted a space where my children would play, and I would grow flowers and vegetables. The house we lived in when The Big One was a baby didn’t have a garden when we moved in. I was 7 months pregnant and unable to do much, but the following spring I made up for lost time. I transformed our little paved yard into a proper garden with plants, flowers (SO many flowers) and even a little lawn. We had a conservatory that led out onto a patio area, then steps that led down to the lawned garden. On the top I grew tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines and peppers. In the garden I grew so many flowers- pink, yellow, orange. It was beautiful. But there was no space for the big family I knew we were going to have. No space to play.

The house we have now has a very big garden to the back which is classed as ‘mature’. There are lots of trees that peep over from next door, chatting with the trees in our garden. There is a lovely old crooked stone wall that is home to hedgehogs at the right time of year and there is a lovely corner where the playhouse sits. Of course, there is also now the budding sensory garDEN and the mud pie ktichen. We also have the swing set that The Big One got for her 5th birthday that the children love to play on. And that is the setting of today’s photo.

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This swing has seen some action over the years! The Big One’s 5th birthday party was held at the house when I was pregnant with the preschooler and all the children piled outside to play after their party tea. We replaced the orange seat with the blue baby seat that first the preschooler used, and now the baby uses. I am amazed it is still standing! But it is. As we are.

I’m linking this post up to The Boy and Me’s 365 linky
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21 Comments on 365: 27.04.13 #117 Kids outdoors

    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you, I think so too!
      xx

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  1. jenny paulin
    April 28, 2013 at 12:20 am (3 years ago)

    how wonderful that you have ended up living in the house you had your heart set on – no wonder you are so happy to be living there and have made such a special garden for them. Your daughter looks gorgeous in her swing – i wish you many happy memories in your garden x
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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh thank you, what a lovely kind comment :)
      xxxx

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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Ah thank you!
      xx

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  2. Kara
    April 28, 2013 at 7:27 am (3 years ago)

    WE got our swing out yesterday too and the swing seat is still in one piece!
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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm (3 years ago)

      They love that old swing. It’s done us proud so far!
      x

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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Ah thank you :)
      xx

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  3. Danielle Askins
    April 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Lovely, it’s my dream to have a garden for the boys to run about in sooner rather than later! x
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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm (3 years ago)

      We are so lucky, I know.
      xx

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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! Her eyes really are beautiful :)
      x

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  4. Coombemill - Fiona
    April 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s a lovely photo of your gorgeous daughter in the swing! Here’s to some long and happy memories for you all in your treasured garden.
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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you, I will certainly drink to that!
      xxx

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  5. TheBoyandMe
    April 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh bless her! I’m actually in the process of rethinking our garden, as it was designed around a married couple but now needs to accommodate a little boy who likes playing outside a lot. I suspect we’re about to lose our bottom patio!

    Thanks for linking up.

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    • ghostwritermummy
      April 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm (3 years ago)

      When you have kids, gardens need to reflect that I think. I love the higgledypiggedly-ness of our garden! So much so, I just made a word up to describe it!
      xx

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  6. Charlotte
    April 29, 2013 at 10:15 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband has a veg patch and Bob is old enough to help him this year. I love being out in the garden and am so glad we are finally getting some nice weather! x
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    • ghostwritermummy
      May 2, 2013 at 10:08 am (3 years ago)

      Yay, I love being out there too :)
      xx

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  7. Joanne Blunt
    May 4, 2013 at 10:13 am (3 years ago)

    She is beautiful! Your garden sounds fantastic. I am growing fruit and veg this year but the rest of my garden has been given up to children’s play equipment. I long for a garden like yours.
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