A recent Wednesday outing was a long drive and then long walk across 3 football pitches to reach the end of the airport. Here you can sit under the flight path of arriving airplanes/aeroplanes. A bit noisy but also a bit of a thrill. That's Henry sticking his fingers in his ears.
Went for a woodsy walk with the boys this AM. George took on the role of intrepid explorer and led us on all sorts of tiny paths. Henry took up an offer by the RSPB to help build a bug box. 4 nails, 4 pieces of wood, stuffed with pieces of bamboo for mini beasts to live in. They supplied the hardware and Henry supplied the labor, with a little assistance!
It was Boys' Day again and the boys and I had the whole day off together! So we took a steam train ride to a small village for a picnic lunch. We also fed the ducks, walked to the nearby church, and met some locals (who gave us a packet of sweets). Quite a nice day to celebrate boyhood.
Farmers need to be creative these days. This one figured it out 20years ago and geared his farm to children and their parents. So woodland walk along the river, animal petting, an adventure play area and the requisite tea room. Worked well for us! George hesitates to smile for the camera. He did offer his pirate face however. He is becoming suprisingly agile on play equipment! Henry is a stubborn two-year old but seems to show interest in animals of all types. The big ones can scare him a bit but he's happy to stroke them if they're are small enough, and tries to pick all the bugs he sees, including spiders, bees and ants!
A picture of G & H with their friend James at a park one morning. You can't tell from the picture but James is younger than either G or H! Here the boys are a little glum because they've each lost their bedtime story by not being good getting ready for bed. So they sat looking at their chosen book and 'reading' them themselves.