This afternoon I found myself at home with Emma but with no ideas for entertainment. Vince was working late and Emma was tetchy and I think a bit bored of the games/toys/activities we have at home (to be honest so am I… I need to work on a better/new rotation) to the point of asking to do nothing but watch DVDs…..
I have no problem with Emma watching a little kids tv here and there or the odd Disney film but there is a line to be drawn.
So in line with my current yearning for autumn to hurry up and be here already(!!!) I shoe-horned my reluctant little Miss out of the door for some time with nature. Emma required a better reason than to just be walking so we settled on collecting leaves for a potential arty crafty session tomorrow afternoon.
It was unexpectedly sunny after a night of heavy rain and felt fresh with a nice breeze… perhaps autumn is on its way!
For a change I also remembered to pick up my camera on the way out!
So off we set with a little bag very specifically designated for the gathering of leaves… and woe betide me should I try to put anything else in there!
We had much fun looking at every tiny thing, naming everything we saw and I enjoyed listening to Emma chatting away telling me all about everything we were doing. I love how chatty she is now and her speech has come so far in the last few months, although I realise while I understand her most of the time she is still quite often incomprehensible to other people!
We spotted all sorts of little critters which were interesting but I was always told to “leave alone now mummy”, we never get too close for comfort!
In the end we were far more impressed by the leaves the same size as her head!
“Ooooooh BIG one!”
Such a lovely afternoon out and about…. I’ll try to pop back in with whatever we do with our collection next week 🙂
Side note:: Can someone please tell me when my baby became so grown up?! :'(
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!