Last week the weather played ball for once and was perfect school holiday weather!
The boys were able to spend all day, every day outdoors - which I think is a boy's natural habitat!
They decorated the driveway with chalk drawings.
Alasdair (4) was delighted to have the stabilisers put on a 'big boy' bike.
And I even coaxed the teenager in the house outdoors too.
I told James (14) that I was about to do some woodwork and he was out like a flash!
I found scraps of wood lying around the shed from when we had the fence fixed last year and decided they would be perfect for the raised beds I had planned to add to the garden this year.
James said he wanted to build them for me, I just needed to draw him a plan. He was soon sawing and hammering away, while I got on with the task of digging away some turf to make space for the new beds.
It took us a couple of days to get these three done, in between baby naps and other tasks but don't they look good?! I still need to fill them with earth/compost but the weather has turned today!
On Saturday, while I got on with some heavy weeding and building a wee rockery round the front of the house, my hubs gave the barbecue it's annual spring scrub and so that evening we had our first of the season. Hopefully the first of many!
Incidentally, my hubs rarely cooks (although he can if needed to), which doesn't bother me at all as I see cooking the meals as one of my responsibilities, but when the barbecue is out it's his domain!
Last week was my husband's sister's birthday and so we went to help her celebrate on Sunday.
Everyone who knows her knows how much she loves purple. She asked us to buy her a new kettle as a present and so when we saw a purple one, well, we just had to buy it!
And of course the cake I made her was purple too!
Even on the inside!
The final day of our Easter weekend was spent at a nearby Country Park. It was a beautiful day for a walk in the forrest.
Some pine cone grenade throwing and ambushes!
And some fun in the park.
All that fresh air makes for some happy but sleepy boys - some with coordinating onesies too!
How did everyone else spend the Easter weekend? Anyone do anything exciting?