I don’t know about you but sometimes I look back on pictures of my boys and think, ‘Wow, I have three rather grown up children, when did that happen?’ Then I realise that in less than two months the twins will be two; they are no where near babies anymore and yet we still call them ‘the babies’ I wonder how long that will last? All three of them are actually looking closer in age every day. Lucas has just stopped shooting up and the twins are tall, all the baby chubbiness has gone and they look like proper boys to me now. At times I forget that there are over two years between them and somehow the twins seem to be speeding through the months so much quicker than Lucas did.
That is one of the reasons I love to blog so much is to just share some photos when we haven’t done anything in particular. It just captures a moment in time, when the days pass so quickly I’ll look back on these photos and be reminded of what they were like way back when.
Last weekend we spent an afternoon at one of our favourite parks. If you are close to Liverpool I really would recommend visiting Calderstones Park – it is beautiful all year round but especially now. Also The Reader organisation are working really hard to refurbish some of the old buildings; it has a lovely cafe, sweet shop, ice cream parlour and story barn opening up soon. It isn’t our closest park but it is our favourite, especially when you can stop for ice Cceam whatever the weather.
I think we spend nearly as much time outdoors in the Autumn as we do in the warmer weather. I just love it. The colours are beautiful, I never get tired of the fallen leaves and seeing little wellies boots stamp through them just makes me happy. Lucas and Boo don’t seem particularly keen to wrap up but Bear was happy enough to wear a hat…as long as it was Lucas’. There is an area which has hedges shaped into words (I can’t remember what it says now) but it’s off the main paths and a little secluded so it is perfect to let them loose. They had a lot of fun chasing each other through the hedges, collecting leaves and gravel. We sometimes just sit back and watch them all, they make their own fun and they love to be outdoors, this time is pretty special.