We've had a relatively quiet weekend here as today's the 'due date' and so we didn't plan much in case the baby made an appearance, we've just had a lot of garden time. Despite all the gadgets and tablets and TV options that this generation of children have open to them, it amuses me that some of their favourite activities are not dissimilar to mine when I was their age. I used to drive my mum mad making rose petal perfume in the garden and like countless children before them, this is also one of my children's favourite garden activities too. Finlay woke up at the weekend desperate to use his Science kit that was a birthday present we'd barely looked at because we didn't ever have the right ingredients in the cupboard. But we got it out nonetheless and I used it as an excuse to have a kitchen cupboard clear-out and search for some of the ingredients needed.
First we tried the ubiquitous volcano experiment but the explosion was a little underwhelming to say the least. Next, we tried floating raisins in fizzy drinks which also didn't quite have the 'pop' expected! Needless to say, Finlay was a little disappointed so I did something a little spontaneous and 'out there' and suggested they take the out of date contents of our kitchen cupboard and make their own experiments outside in the garden. They looked at me as if I was a little mad- I am normally telling them off for making toothpaste potions etc.... But they didn't need to be asked twice!
Although there was a lot of mess, it was easily cleared up with the hose which added to the fun! They played for hours mixing and squirting and stirring. As the contents included out of date baking powder and cream of tartar- their potions soon began to rise and bubble in the hot weather which added more excitement!
I'm linking up with Squished Blueberries and Sarah Rooftops for their Little Big Life linky which is a great way to capture their weekends. I've been meaning to do it for ages but this quiet weekend seemed a perfect opportunity to do so. Am hoping next weekend I might get round to making a little video but I suppose it depends on what the baby has planned! This could be our last weekend as a family of 5!!