Since we have come back from holiday we have been excitedly working our way through the wonderful list of '50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4' ,which has been produced by the National Trust. We started at Pickwell Manor before venturing further afield.
Number 33 Catch a butterfly in a net
The girls got lost for hours fishing around the flowers... Beautiful!
Number 19 Swing on a rope swing
It does help if you've already got one made!
Number 1 Climb a tree
Number 35 Discover what's in a pond
Number 17 Set up a snail race
"On your marks...Get set..."
We're not sure what Millie-grace fed her snail.... It really was a one snail race.
The undisputed champion
We also managed to continue the sex education from the end of term:
Child 1 - "Look daddy these snails are cuddling."
Child 2 - "No they're not... they're having the sex!"
Number 4 - Build a den
(thanks to Wild About for giving the girls such a great day at Forest School)
Number 41 - Plant it, grow it, eat it
Time for some honesty here.... Steve has done the planting and the growing... but we're doing quite well at the eating. Thanks Steve!