Spring Has Sprung

We’ve had a nice couple of weekends, nothing special really, just a bit of sunshine entering our lives and giving us a promise of things to come.

The boys didn’t really want to do anything or go anywhere. They have a lot of sporting commitments on a weekend, in fact all week, so they are often content to just hang around being lazy when they have free time.

A sort of picnic in our garden!
A sort of picnic in our garden!

So we spent some time in the garden. We enjoyed a picnic (of sorts), putting the blanket on the table in the end as it was a bit wet to sit on the ground.

Doing a spot of weeding
Doing a spot of weeding


We did a spot of gardening – well, the boys enjoyed getting muddy and getting all the tools out!


Ladybird came to the picnic
Ladybird came to the picnic


We looked at the buds and blossom emerging, and even shared lunch with a ladybird!



Week 1 buds emerging
Week 1 buds emerging

I took some photos to see what my phone can do, and to compare the growth between two weekends, which I thought was fairly amazing actually.

Week 2 blossom in full bloom
Week 2 blossom in full bloom
Apple tree blossom emerging
Apple tree blossom emerging

My son obviously enjoyed our time too. He gave me a big hug before bed and declared excitedly “Mummy, spring has well and truly sprung! It has sprung up into our mouths, and we have drunk it up, and it has made us fill with energy, and fun and madness” – 7 years old and a little poet in the making?!

That boy never ceases to amaze me, not least because if I had asked him to write something, to be creative, to be imaginative, I would have been met with a total blank! But I love the clever little Wordsworth just the same!

Picnic snacks 'Scooby style'!
Picnic snacks ‘Scooby style’!

Then this morning we awoke to snow! I know, hilarious! We live at the coast, it’s nearly May, and suddenly the weather decides to give us snow. In fact, we’ve had hail, sleet, the whole lot! Time to dig out the hats and gloves again. I wonder what the poet will have to say about this?

Doing a bit of digging
Doing a bit of digging


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12 Replies to “Spring Has Sprung”

  1. It’s crazy weather isn’t it?! For two days last week it was so warm we went to the park three afternoons after preschool for one hour each time. I even wore flip flops!

    Then it snowed on Saturday and tried to snow again yesterday.

    This morning my car was frozen at 5am, then again when I finished work at 7am!

    Now it’s glorious sunshine (but cold!!)

    I hope it warms up soon 🙂

    1. I know, my boys have worn hats to school today! It’s one extreme to another!
      Thanks for popping over, and for reading our post.

  2. I love that poetic comment! Brilliant! And yes, the weather at the moment is crazy- I never know what to wear and seem to be permanently too hot or too cold!

    1. Roll on the summer days – although I’m not sure we’ll be any more certain about the weather then! Thanks for popping over xx

  3. Ah I wish it was feeling like spring today – we need to cherish the blue skies and get some fresh air whenever we can I think xx

    1. You’re absolutely right, especially up here in the North East, eh?!

  4. It’s so lovely to have the sunshine and to see the blossoms on the tree appear. I love your son’s description of spring having sprung – it is very poetic and I agree you have a mini Wordsworth on your hands there. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

  5. The weather is crazy at the moment, we missed the snow but have had sleet and hail storms even this morning. Your boys sound so chilled and well rounded and that a lovely thing to say to you. My 12 year old boys have weekend full of sport too, so hard to get out and do much else but they love it and I think it’s good for them. Your garden picnic looks a perfect way to chill between sporting challenges. Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    1. I agree Fiona, sport is so important. I do try not to interrupt it, but it can be difficult to arrange your whole weekend around it sometimes!

  6. The weather is so changeable at the moment, but a great time to get out in the garden and have fun. Love spring.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

  7. Aww, love how he worded springs arrival! He really is truly creative, I’m sure one day he will write his poetry down, but for now you can remember it here. Truly amazed at the difference a week makes with the blossom and confused about the snow here as well, hopefully that’s the last of the now until the end of the year though?! Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks for your lovely comments Jenny, and sorry to just reply, I’ve only just found them as they went into my spam folder (I didn’t even realise I had a spam folder!!). I’m such a newbie!

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