Lucas is such an outdoors boy and I feel bad that this Autumn we haven’t been able to get out as much as we did last year. Now I’m nearly 7 months pregnant I can’t walk quite as far, I can’t catch up to him quite as quickly and I can’t follow him round all the playground equipment. At the weekends I take advantage of having my husband at home and we try to get out for a couple of walks, at least he can chase after Lucas while I slowly amble after them.
Last year, one of my favourite memories with Lucas was when we went puddle jumping. He had been walking for a few months I was more confident to let him loose; we went out prepared for the wet weather and spent the most perfect morning splashing in puddles. I have a couple of videos of him discovering the water that still make me giggle.
He still looks out for puddles on our walks now so as we headed off for a short stroll last weekend he got out his wellington boots and we purposefully hunted out some puddles for him to have fun in. So much has changed in a year but he is still the same smiling little boy who chuckles everytime he sploshes through a puddle!