The wonderful world of a toddler

August 24, 2013

PODcast IMG_4686After following The Scarecrow Trail at Wisley, this time we’re visiting Sittinghurst in Kent. The setting is a beautiful cottage and the glorious weather meant POD could really make the most of the outdoors. Just as well given we’re potty training!

First she discovered a little house to play in, complete with kitchen, spades and buckets. POD adores the playhouse she has at home so she was straight through the door washing her hands and preparing some invisible food.

Not long after she spotted a slide with a little tower at the top of it. After scaling the rungs like a spider, with a spade, PODcast IMG_4662she spent a good few minutes taking in her surroundings before venturing down the slide. Once an ant had been removed from her path.

Attached to the slide and tower were two types of swing and a single monkey bar. After testing both swings, POD insisted on being pushed whilst she held onto the monkey bar. Her love for climbing has led to her being incredibly strong so she did brilliantly.

After her first alfresco pee break, POD wanted to test out an old wooden seesaw. She wasn’t very sure about it at first but enjoyed being ‘up in the sky’. Whilst there she spotted a trampoline on the other side of the garden. Within seconds she was off the seesaw PODcast IMG_4745running across the lawn towards it. Realising she couldn’t get on it herself, there was much jumping and excited requests for Mummy to pick ‘my’ up.

Words cannot describe how excited POD was to be on a trampoline. She found it the most hilarious experience. Even more so if she ran round in circles or squashed her face up against the safety net. Amusing to watch her jumping too given she hasn’t mastered keeping her feet together!

The zip on the net was almost as exciting as the trampoline itself, as was lying down. A stark reminder of how tall our nappy-less toddler has become recently.

PODcast IMG_4589Once that was over POD played in a plastic car, using blades of grass as her petrol, before trying on Daddy’s flip flops and pretending to fly. It was inevitable the stick and a leaf she found would be used to turn me into a blue frog.

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  • Nichola Fabfortymum August 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Such gorgeous photos Charly, she is adorable. What a fun day too and I love the picture of her on the monkey bar, no mean feat for a little girl. I was laughing because my youngest girl says mummy pick my up too 🙂

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 12:51 am

      Thank you Nichola, it was such a wonderful place. A shame we couldn’t stay longer. POD is so strong for a toddler, she’s always been a climber though! How funny your youngest says pick my up too, that made me smile 🙂

  • Cheryl August 24, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Fun. I love it when toddlers cook up an imaginary meal. So cute! Lovely that she could run around and have fun.

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Thanks Cheryl, she’s hilarious with her pretend cooking. I’m normally offered asparagus and garlic! She loved it there, so much to do and the weather was just superb 🙂

  • OneDad3Girls August 24, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Lovely photos and it sounds like a good day. I bet she slept well after doing all that

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Thank you, it was great fun. POD had a superb time. She did sleep well in the end, we stayed overnight so she was a bit overexcited 🙂

  • LauraCYMFT August 24, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I love her imagination! Looks like a really fun day out.

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

      It’s brilliant, she makes me smile a lot with that! We had a fabulous time, thank you 🙂

  • Dragonsfypoppy August 24, 2013 at 8:55 am

    How beautiful! Looks like such a lovely place. Are you still a blue frog or have they turned you back now?? x

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 9:22 am

      I’m afraid to say the frog attempt wasn’t successful! POD gave it a good try though, testing her skills with all sorts of animals including cows! Fabulous place 🙂

  • Faded Seaside Mama August 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Pod sounds adorable and fantastic that she made the most of everything she could get her hands and feet onto on your day out. Sounds like a lovely day!

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you – she’s hilarious. Had an absolute field day 🙂

  • Jaime Oliver August 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    This is sounds like a fantastic day out, so glad she is still on track with her toilet training too 🙂

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks Jaime. Toilet training going alright although bathtime is taking forever with the on the loo, off the loo shenanigans!

  • Coombemill August 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Looks like she is having a lovely time. All the things we have at Coombe Mill too so I klnow how much little ones enjoy these simple play things. Looks like hours of fun and some lovely weather too. Hope the potty trainning is going well. Needs plenry of prompting whilst playing!

    • Charly Dove August 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      She had an absolute ball Fiona, loved it. She’s easily entertained and she’d definitely love Coombe Mill! She’s doing well during the day with her potty training, bedtime is taking forever though!

  • Actually Mummy August 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

    She’s adorable – I wish I’d been blogging when my kids first went on a trampoline – I have no recollection of it 🙁

    • Charly Dove August 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thank you. You have lots of other fabulous memories though 🙂

  • Mama Owl August 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

    How fantastic, and what lovely photos

    • Charly Dove August 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Aly August 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    What a cutie! I love how toddler’s minds work.I’ve popped over from Country Kids.

    • Charly Dove August 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Aly – I do too 🙂