Walking With Little Legs

January 13, 2013


This morning the weather was looking particularly good in our neck of the woods so we headed out for a family walk. Lucas has been a good walker since an early age so the time has come to let him loose in the outside world, eek! We took a walk up to our usual park and let him out of the pushchair to have a stroll. He was very good and held my hand while we were on the main path; we stopped to listen to the ducks quacking and he chuckled away when some children zoomed past on scooters. A lot of doggies strolled past us and he held his hands out to most of them but sadly they didn’t want to play.

When we reached a quieter path I let go of his hand and set him free. At first he set off at quite a pace, emboldened by his new found sense of freedom. Eventually he started to slow, made sure we were there (I had trotted along behind him the whole way) and then he set to investigating the sides of the path and had a lot of fun squelching through the mud. We spotted a very friendly little squirrel and we promised to bring him some peanuts next time! I love to see him toddling off, looking like a proper little boy; this year will be full of independence and discovery for him.


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  • Coombe Mill

    Lovely photos Hayley. You have such fun ahead with Lucas I feel excited for you! Thank you for linking up with me on Country Kids

    January 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thank you, we are starting to get out and about now the weather is improving again. Hate being cooped up in the house!

      January 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply
  • Jenny Paulin

    i like his tartan trousers!
    its so exciting when they are able to go off exploring snd have some free reign isnt it? i have let Jenson do this a couple of times and he finds it soooo funny! until he asks to be carried and then i stop laughing lol!
    you have so much to do with him this year Hayley now he is walking more like this – he will certainly keep you on your toes x

    January 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      It is lovely seeing him gaining some independence! I like looking at your photos of Jenson because he’s a few months ahead and thinking ‘Lucas will be doing that soon’ so much fun with a toddler but I’m sure I’ll have to step up the discipline soon! xx

      January 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • Sarahmumof3

    lovely photos I love the squirel came to say hello too 🙂

    January 14, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      They are very friendly squirrels 🙂

      January 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • lifeloveandlivingwithboys

    I love his little hat and cheeky face. We have squirrels in our local park but they are so used to humans, they will actually jump on you and climb up your legs which is a bit scary 😀

    January 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Our squirrels are very tame too but I haven’t had one jump up my legs yet! Don’t think I’d be too keen on that either!

      January 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Laura CYMFT

    Lovely photos. I love his hat. Looks like he was having a lot of fun!

    January 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thanks Laura, I couldn’t resist the hat when I saw it!

      January 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm Reply

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