Although it was looking like we might be stuck inside, the rain stayed away, the day was gorgeous, and he had seven little friends over for a fun afternoon in the back yard. He divided his time equally between playing with his friends (including one special pal that was back in Brissy for a couple of days), playing with his auntie (mostly with stickers - he's loving stickers!) and playing on his own.
Our informal 'play group' is one of my favourite parts of each week. I adore the kiddies and really appreciate the friendships I'm forming with the parents. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to get to know so many people from around our neighbourhood (and beyond), and I love how the group started organically and has grown and evolved during the year. This week, since I had just worked out how to make a rain stick (hammering nails at different angles along the tube to slow the flow of rice/grains inside) - and since we were hosting play group, I thought the others might like to make one. The kids were intrigued and tried to be helpful with the hammers - though they were much more helpful with the stickers. The end product has a pretty good 'rain' sound, and my little munchkin loves it. Also, I got credit for all the rain the previous day.