Every year since M arrived we’ve enjoyed an annual Autumn walk. This walk gives us the chance to enjoy the change in the seasons and the beautiful colours. The first year M seemed so tiny and small but it gave us a chance to share so many colours with him. Last year we noticed so much change in our little man it was great. This year was totally different, this year we had so much fun.
We took M to Moors Valley Park, our favourite location at the moment as there is so much to see and do and so many trees to experience all the colours of Autumn with. We decided to take part in the Gruffalo trail that took us on a mile walk around the woodland area of the park. M didn’t manage to walk the whole way round, but he did a pretty good job.
We’ve recently seen huge growth in M’s development and his speech and imagination are improving every single day. I love his ability to play and explore by himself, he had no fear marching off into the trees on his own to fetch some food for the Gruffalo. It’s quite fun thinking about how much he will have grown by next year’s Autumn walk.
I also think our little man is learning to love photography as much as me. He has been around cameras since the day he was born and loves to hold my camera and has recently started pressing the shutter button down to take his own pictures. I hope to be able to get him his own camera soon, I might have to search some charity shops for one.
Something I’m really excited about experiencing with M in a few years is a weekend away at Bushcraft. Bushcraft teaches you how to live off the land and build dens, create tools and catch fish. I am hoping M is still into the great outdoors by then. I’m pretty sure he will be.
I really love how we are raising a little man who loves the outdoors as much as us. It makes for really fun day trips and will hopefully inspire him to ensure he grows up wanting to protect and love the world we live in. Far too many children don’t experience the outdoors anymore, which is why will make sure our little guy always enjoys it.