Me and my husband were talking a few days ago about all the funny things the boys say. You know those words that they don’t get quite right but somehow they stick in their heads; I don’t even correct them most of the time because they just tickle me. There are several that Lucas refuses to say right, like ‘twenteen’ for twenty, whenever I correct him he just says ‘but I say it this way Mummy’. Not much I can say to that really. My favourite has to be ‘baracuna’ for racoon, we have even adopted that one ourselves.
After we’d had a good chuckle about them I turned to him and said that maybe we won’t remember all these little things when they are older. That’s part of the reason why I’ve put them in here, so I do remember but also I wanted to share some photos of our weekend. They aren’t anything particularly new or exciting, it is something we have done hundreds of times before but I still don’t want to forget.
We took Nanny out with us to our favourite place, Calderstones Park and had a picnic lunch. We’ve been there so many times before, and I’m sure there are photos on my blog somewhere from this time last year sharing very similar things but here I am, sharing some more. I won’t remember every little park visit when they are older, they are a pretty standard day out for us. Whenever the sun shines and we don’t have any plans we head to this park, we stick to the same paths and visit the usual spots. I let them run round the playground for the shortest time possible before luring them out with the promise of ice cream on the walk back to the car.
They are at a great age as they play together when they are out, create their own fun. Bear will follow Lucas everywhere and Boo will stick close to us having the odd surge on independence before coming back to safety. I want to remember the way Boo collects pinecones and stuffs his pockets full of them, how Bear does a little stroppy jump when we walk down a path different to the one he wanted, how Lucas collects the fallen petals and brings them to us as gifts. All little things that will pass as the years do but little things that mean the world to me right now.