Inspired by this beautiful oak tree that we had a picnic under today, I return to the blog to record some of the current occurrences.
I have been very busy in the garden, but today’s post is about how we left home to meet friends in the next town and how much entertainment our two Little Fellas got out of this oak.
We met our new friends and had a bbq, then moved across to sit under the shade of this lovely tree. It was quite a hot day, but under this tree the breeze was just right and we sat in dappled light. Sheltered from the otherwise stark and intense southern sun.
Our boys played happily under the tree and then ventured into the limbs to climb and explore. They were scared and challenged by some of the situations they got themselves into, but they came away with more confidence and having had ‘a good day’.
They slept for a bit in the car on the way home. I was quietly amazed that they had kept themselves so entertained by this tree, not really venturing elsewhere to explore. It was reassuring that they can keep themselves entertained without extra toys or digital play-things.