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Scooters are everywhere! I’m sure if there’s a child in your life under the age of about 10 then at least 1 scooter resides in your vicinity. Miss Emily (being the second child) has started scooting early! This leads to the “what to do beside main roads or on steep hills or indeed when the two year old gets bored?” question. I have researched this and discovered that the marketed solution is both expensive and easily repeatable (especially in a workroom where what I mostly sew is hovercraft skirt segments)! So here we go… the scooter pull hack!

scooter pull tutorial

It’s been a long time since I did a full on tutorial and I haven’t gotten any less lazy in my old age so without further ado, the traditional Number 29 annotated photo time line…

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Clearly if Miss Emily needs one the besties can’t be left out!

scooter pull tutorial

scooter pull tutorial

Of course I end up pulling her a lot too, but I can’t take a pic of that can I?

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So our one caterpillar became four as I told you. About a week later we went to visit some lovely friends in cambridge (Hi Ally!) and Oscar and Emily collected these guys…

cabbage white caterpillars

cabbage white caterpillars

cabbage white caterpillars

We looked them up with the same caterpillar finder as last time…

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For the most part the caterpillars lived in a similar house to the last lot. After they started making their cocoons we moved them to caterpillar house mark II.

 

caterpillar house

caterpillar house

This morning we released the 4th of the whites. The kids have both really enjoyed the project and Emily runs to show everyone that visits her “cabberpillars”. 🙂

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Earlier in the holidays we tried out scavenger hunts. We are really happy with the space in our new big garden, even if Daddy says its a lot of mowing!

First I wrote a scavenger hunt for the kids. (Yes, Miss Emily does have clothes, you’ll have to excuse her state of undress, potty training you understand!)

garden scavenger hunt

There was a flurry of activity, trying to be the first to find everything on the list…

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Then the boys got all excited with the whole idea and ran with it. They each wrote me a scavenger hunt of items to find. I love it when they run with what we are doing. 🙂

garden scavenger hunt

Yes, we do have a cement mixer to spot!!!

garden scavenger hunt

 

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