Coming home from School on Friday Emmy desperately wanted to go for an ‘explore’, this is one of her favourite activities – we let her decide on where she wants to walk around the estate, she takes us down alleyways, through the garages and usually a very very long way around to get home as we end up going around in circles. She has great fun, gets us lost (we have to pretend to be lost!) and then gets excited as we explore our way home.
Sadly we couldn’t be out for too long as Harry was getting cold, even in the buggy and having been so ill I didn’t want to risk it.
I did promise her we could go on an adventure over the weekend and that’s just what we did!
I packed up a small bag of essentials for us:
Hats & Gloves
We then wrapped up in warm clothes, thick coats and welly boots and set out with Barney for a Bear Hunt in the woods.
I am SO glad I chose boots for us all as I hadn’t realised just how wet and muddy it was outside – well my excuse was that I hadn’t been out for a while.
We have to cross 3 fields to get to the woods and in typical Harry fashion he fell over in the first muddy patch we came to!
It was at this point I was very glad for the boots and for warm jogging trousers as they soaked up the mud rather well, I wiped his hands after the first fall however on falls two, three, four, five and well all the other times there seemed very little point and he seemed not to even notice after that! For today his nickname has been ‘Mr Tumble’ as he seemed incapable of staying upright!
I had put gloves on him by this point as his hands were rather cold – a quick wipe of them on his coat and off we go again, and yes I was pretty sure he was going to stumble again and he refused point blank to hold my hand so of course I snapped a picture (mean Mummy!).
Heading into the woods we hid the Teddy and the kids had a great time searching for it, while climbing trees and collecting leaves and sticks.
The kids were having so much fun and didn’t want to come home – but this was fine as it gave me a chance to play around with a few different settings on my phone camera.