Some weekends you just want to take it easy. Of course, there's a limit to how "easy" your weekend can be with young children in tow. Gone are long lazy lie-ins, drunken nights out, hangover Sundays, or, in our case, 48 hour The Sims marathons (yes, for real. Shush now).
Quite often we go out for the day. We visit a National Trust property, go for walks, a picnic. Those sorts of things.. but sometimes we just want to hang out at home and then pop out to a park for a bit. That's exactly what we did last Saturday.
We took ourselves for a coffee and after that took a small drive to a playground near my parents house (where we were going to stay that night) and spent 45 minutes mucking around on climbing frames and having a long swing-a-thon.
Despite the fact it might seem a bit boring and run of the mill, we actually had a really enjoyable tome and managed to take a fun family photo of all of us on the swings - no mean feat with just the camera on my Nexus and no one to take the photo. I had to get the boys swinging then run around in front to position the phone, start the timer and jump on a swing myself. It came out well though!
Do you just keep it simple sometimes? Linking up with Coombe Mill for #CountryKids.