When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

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, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

It’s so much easier to have the kind of happy feeling that makes you sing and dance when the Sun is shining. 

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

Recently, every school run has been a rushed affair to get the kids out of the cold, wind and rain as fast as I can.  Taking photos would have meant a camera broken by water damage, so I have left it at home!

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

Therefore, on Tuesday when the Sun shone brightly as I walked to pick Caitlyn  and Rebecca up, I knew we could have a fun, leisurely walk home.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

It stayed warm and sunny until we got to the field.  Then the Sun decided to hide behind the fluffy white clouds.  However, it was still dry and calm, so we made the most of it.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

The girls could run across the field.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

This photo makes me laugh.  I have no idea why they are both bent over at a similar angle to each other at the same time?  Answers in the comments please!  


, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

As always there was climbing…


, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

… jumping…


, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

…leaping over puddles…

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

…and running.


 , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

Dried grass was collected into bunches and gifted to friends who passed.  Bunches then turned into brooms to sweep the street with.  I love imaginary play.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

The girls were in a happy mood, which means lots of singing and dizzy dancing.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

I really can’t say where she gets her dance moves from! (What do you think +Ceri Evans and +Jo Cerys ?)

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

Yes we do get some funny looks but I think the World would be a happier place if everyone danced in the street whenever they wanted to!

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

We decided to stay out in the garden while we waited for Danny to walk home from Drama After School Club.

  , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

I picked up all the rubbish that had blown in during the storms and the girls washed up their outdoor toys. 

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

I just need a few dry days in a row to dry out the overgrown grass so I can cut it with our little mower.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

I’m always sad to cut the weeds though!

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

We filled up the bird feeders.  The food didn’t last long, so I’ve already refilled the seed again.  We will have to make more Hanging Bird Cake Feeders during half term.  It’s lovely to hear so many birds tweeting from their hedgerow home at the moment.

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

Then, from the garden, we spotted Danny walking home with his friends.  As it was nice, he had stopped to play with friends, which was lovely to see.  


Eventually, we had to call him in again, as he had to have tea before Scouts, but I’m so glad that Spring is on it’s way and the kids can enjoy more outdoor play again.


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, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

, When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids

5 Comments

  1. , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids
    Kate
    February 22, 2014 / 9:26 am

    What a lovely blog post on the simple, sometimes mundane task of the school run. Love your action photos!

  2. , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids
    Jaime Oliver
    February 22, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Claire what stunning pictures you captured, i have to say i miss the school run but not in the rain and snow x

  3. , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids
    Cheryl
    February 22, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Keep on meaning to take my camera on our school run. Haven't wanted to linger recently. Lovely to see the signs of Spring starting. A daisy too! #CountryKids

  4. , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids
    Kim Carberry
    February 23, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Ahh the school run is always more fun when the sun is shining! 🙂

  5. , When the Sun Shines on the School Run #CountryKids
    Gailann Houston
    February 24, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Lovely photos, looks like a fun school run #CountryKids

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