The past few weekends have been cold, wet and windy and leaving the house really hasn’t felt like a fun or sensible idea. Instead they have been weekends of cuddles on the sofa with Disney films and blankets. But, by some sort of miracle, today, the rain had gone on its merry way and although the sun hadn’t put his hat on the temperature was feeling a lot more pleasant.
So we put on our wellies, jackets and hats and headed out for a muddy adventure.
Sitting on Grandad’s shoulders is never a bad way to start an adventure.
Willow loved the different textures under foot, our favourite book to read at home is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We love the repetition and onomatopoeia in the book, making it easy and fun for Willow to join in and remember the words.
Today was Willow’s very own Bear Hunt.
‘Swishy Swashy, Swishy Swashy’
‘Squelch Squerch, Squelch Squerch’
‘Splash Splosh, Splash Splosh’
We may have had a few slippy moments in the mud and puddles but Willow wasn’t bothered at all. Instead it just added to her enjoyment. And for me theres nothing better than seeing your child covered in mud with a huge smile on their face.
‘Stumble Trip, Stumble Trip’
The lone wanderer and her little best friend.
There is nothing more fun for a toddler than a pile of rocks to explore.
I was so proud of my little toddler today, out for over 2 hours and it wasn’t a short or easy walk. Amazingly she walked most of it herself and only asked to be carried when the terrain got a little too rough or towards the end when tiredness set in.
We’ll be hearing the words ‘Mud, Mud’ for days.
I love family days, and today is definitely one to remember, supporting each other on rough terrain, laughing with each other on slippy ground, exploring new areas together and talking without modern day interruptions.
With my favourite season fast approaching, I cannot wait for many ‘Spring’ walks and adventures with my littles.
Thank you for reading, I look forward to taking you all on many more family adventures with us. See you in my next post.
Me and my tiny tot.