As city suburb kids, spending time here has been both fascinating and wonderful for my girls. They are soaking up the fresh air, splashing with delight in every puddle (it has rained every day without exception), squealing at every animal spotted, and just savouring every opportunity to be out and about.
Even a spur of the moment walk down the road can turn into a wonderful adventure!
Which is exactly what happened yesterday.
A break in the rain, and we donned our rain gear and headed down the road to see what we could see...
One of the wonderful things I love about this village is just the rural life... we walked no further than 200 metres (you`ll find out why in a moment!)... and my little animal lover was in her element!
We spent time admiring the chickens, while Ava tried desperately to stroke one (which they were having none of!) when of course it started to rain again. We started to turn back (a rain-soaked walk with three under 3 is not always advisable!) when Catrin suggested we ask the farmer if we could head into the stall to visit the sheep.
A bit of shelter, and some more animal fun for these girlies.
We were in for a wonderful surprise!
Born less than half an hour earlier!
And this little lady just watched and "baaah"ed to her hearts content!
We stayed for a while, chatting away to the farmers wife and watching these little animal lives beginning. A truly beautiful moment, and when we showed up at Kindergarten this morning, it was the first thing Ava wanted to tell her teacher!
She is doing wonderfully, but this is one habit she has developed that is not so wonderful...
This is Ava´s reaction, at the moment, anytime she hears a distant car...
"Ava, why are you covering your eyes... its dangerous! You need to look so you can see when a car is coming..."
"But I don´t LIKE cars, Mama!"
This could prove interesting when we get back to England!
We headed back home in the drizzle for some quiet play time...
We´ve been seriously enjoying Haba games (four for €20 from the second hand shop - I´m so chuffed! Haba games are just the most beautiful, best quality and best educational games out there in my opinion!) and just having fun together with their little friend...
Her older sister may be the puzzle whizz in our family... but Heidi´s making a good attempt now too!
Not bad for a 14 month old!