Outdoor Play With Toy Library Stuff

I posted before about this really cool thing here in UK – the FREE Toy Library!  Before we have borrowed loads of indoor toys and ride-on toys, but this time, I tried to focus on items which will get the kids outside playing in the back garden.  Clearly we need a splash pool, as they were tempted to put two feet inside.

This session we got a large, water table which comes on a stand, a bag of outdoor toys like tug-o-war rope, rings, twirlers, a plastic ball, a few bean bags and finally a plastic teacup set, as Maebh’s never made it to the UK with us.  Naturally they played with the teacup set in the water table and then later in the bath tub.

Super strong Soren during a game of Tug-O-War

The other day at the Cromer car boot sale, I picked up this great two piece rash guard suit for Soren for only £1!  Not sure the price here, but in the US, for the set I’d probably pay around £20!!  I also got a set of lighter weight Corfu paddle boards with ping pong balls (from the Zoo lady), which will be fun to use at the beach for kids or adults too!  

Soren tried really hard to do it, but struggled.  Maebh, forget it!  Soren kept saying things like “this is the same ping pong from Anthony’s house!!”  Watch out, when we come back for Anthony & Megan’s wedding, Soren will be ready to play!

As she was already a ballerina with the pretty pink suit, given to us from Lise & Vaughn, Maebh spent the next minutes being a ballerina.  No idea where she gets these moves, but I love them.  Marlene’s Dance School here we come.

Thursday, July 18th – After I returned home from spending the ENTIRE day in Norwich with Godelieve, I was greeted by two kids ready to do some outside play.  So the kids & I spent some time in the back yard, water table, ping pong, etc.

Maebh was very cute with her new Hello Kitty glasses and her bathing suit wedgie.  Soren and she played for a while on the tractor while having rocket ice lollies.  Maebh pushed him around – the girl is always pushing the boys around. 🙂

When Nils & Soren went off to the local shop to pick up milk, Maebh asked for her nails to be painted, but not her toes this week.  How could I resist – too cute!!

Finally there were three pretty roses left in the garden, so I brought them inside to fully enjoy in my green ca Cromer car boot vase (only 30 P) from the old lady & guy!!

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

A Boston girl currently living in Dublin, Ireland snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journeys from the USA to the UK. We were there for a couple years then onto Ireland for the past 3+ years. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is 1/2 American & 1/2 Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring Europe and beyond with our two amazing kids. It’s essentially a journal of our family.

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