Sunday, October 19

Trees

Today had a bit of tree energy. Tom was hogging the computer working on his consultancy job all day and I got the impression we were a bit of a distraction to him so the girls and I packed a lunch and headed out for a drive. We ended up at an 'old favourite' playground near where we used to live and stopped there for an hour or so.

We ate our lunch there, under the oaks...there are several gigantic ones, and they were a beautiful vibrant green that doesn't really show in the photo......

....and the girls had a play.....Hannah is looking decidedly relaxed.....


Then we came home and pottered about in the garden for a while. Aislin decided to climb one of the trees, both girls enjoy a bit of tree climbing and we're lucky to have suitable trees in the garden for them to do it. She chose quite a small tree, she's climbed much bigger ones, including our enormous willows, but for some reason this one challenged her and she got 'stuck'. Tom encouraged her to find her way down instead of being 'rescued' and she took offence at that.

In case you can't tell she's really quite cross here....I think the body language speaks volumes.

Eventually she decided that she probably could do it after all (I did offer some help but was sent away). She started to work it out.....refusing to look at me......

....and in the end got down quite easily (as you can see, she wasn't very far from the ground).

There is no photo of the liberated Aislin because as soon as her feet hit the ground she stormed off and ignored us all for 15 minutes - until she forgot she was outraged and came to show me her feather collection and tell me she's my 'number one fan'.

So, a bit of a late post today, Tom is now reading the girls some bedtime stories, I've laid out their clothes for the morning (the girls' clothes not Tom's - although I do know someone who lays out her husband's clothes for him - barf) and packed tomorrow's lunches. Now, I might have a glass of wine and put my feet up for an hour. It's a hard life.

3 comments:

Dave said...

So where are the pictures of you climbing the tree? Mind you, in that ballgown...

Moyra said...

She does look cross. I knew as soon as I looked at the photo. Oh and Daves comment made me laugh and laugh and laugh........

Caitlin said...

Dave, you're right my gowns are not conducive to tree climbing.

Stop laughing Moy.