These last couple of weeks I've been trying to make the ordinary somewhat extraordinary for my boy and I. He's been off from playschool for the last two weeks due to it being the Easter holidays and I've been trying to spend as much time outdoors with him as I can and trying to entertain him in the process too. On Saturday morning I decided that we would retreat to the garden for a teddy bears picnic of sorts - other cuddly toys were more than welcome you see, no discrimination in our house!
I set up Tyler Lee's teepee in the garden, which is from Youmi and Teepee by the way - a lot of people have been asking on social media since this post went live - this acted as a great shelter from the rain later on, the weather being as unpredictable as ever on our island (we do live in Ireland after all!), with a duvet underneath to keep us off the freshly cut grass (which got everywhere by the way!). I let my boy choose what soft toys he wanted to join us on our picnic and I set up little treats in star shaped bowls and my yellow tin - funnily enough he ate hardly anything, he was far too busy running around.
When the rain came we darted inside the teepee for shelter, cuddling together to keep the raindrops off us and all the teds. It was such a lovely morning and I'm so glad we made use of the teepee, I can see it being carried outside on many occasions during the rest of spring and summer, it makes a great playhouse and shelter I must say!
This was such an ordinary thing to do, a little picnic in the garden but it brought a smile to my boys face and he was quite puzzled as to why his teepee was outside and not in his bedroom like it usually is. Little things like this really are so fun to put together for him and I love giving him fun experiences and a sense of wonder whenever I can.
Lots more teddy bears picnics are in order, after all, it'd be a shame not to when he has mountains of them and loves them all as if they were his friends.