As regular visitors to my blog will know, last week was my first week without Burton as he started school. While I was devastated, putting it mildly, I do of course have another gorgeous little boy who is still here at home with me and does not have to start school until September 2015! Yaaaay 🙂
It is funny but I have never had a walking and talking toddler all to myself before as Burton was only just walking when Jenson was born, and did not talk until he was 27 months old!! Needless to say Burton and I were not able to go out on our own when he could walk as by then I had a baby and he had a brother.
As regular visitors here will also know, Autumn is my favourite season and when it is dry there is nothing I enjoy more than going out for a walk, and noctiving the subtle changes which is happening all around me, now that the summer has well and truely ended. Last Wednesday and Friday I took Jenson on a long walk to the park for some Autumnal fun.
We looked for signs of Autumn and found elderberries, blackberries (of which we picked a few although most were gone), wild mushrooms, changing leaf colours and conkers! We didnt actually find any on the ground – I lifted Jenson up so he could have a go at shaking the branches which he found hilarious! In the end I managed to break off a bit and we brought it home to show Burton. Jenson was fascinated by how prickly the outer green shell was. He also enjoyed walking through the crunchy leaves and stomping over them and hearing them scrunch under his feet. And no walk is complete without a walk along a wall and a sit under a beautiful big tree!
It was really, really lovely having some time with Jenson (and monkey!) just him and I and in the great Autumnal wonderland.