While walking #5

I can't believe it has been well over a year since I did one of these "while walking" posts. Only up till recently, Alexander had been at the age where he'd get upset if strapped up in a pram for too long yet at the same time he was still too young to take a walk with me. I mean we tried, but it was awful with him refusing to hold my hand and constantly trying to run out onto the road where a car could hit him. Or he would just walk a few steps and then demand "up" and wait to be carried. And trust me, it's not fun walking with a 12 kg load in my arms!

But last week, I tried again. I reasoned, and I explained, I pointed out the many cool things we could see; a pebble, a stick, some red berries growing on the neighbour's tree...and then, I finally got Alex to go for a walk with me in a manageable fashion. So with a bucket in one hand and a spirit of exploration, we walked (and we stopped a lot) and we collected these little bits and pieces of 'treasures'.
It took us all of 30 minutes to talk to the bus stop and back (what normally would only take 5 minutes!) as there were too many interesting sticks to examine. But it was fun and I loved watching him discover and learn about nature. What a wonderful lesson to teach a little child!

Have you been out for a walk lately?

18 Responses to While walking #5

kidgranny said...

What pretty finds!! The colors are so vibrant and fresh. Did little A enjoy the walk? :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It sounds like you and Alexander had a really nice walk and I'm loving all these pretties that you two picked up along the way as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Rose said...

Nice walk with the little one. I would not mind the walk but weather has been so warm over here. If my kids did not complain, it would be me that complain about heat and sweat.

Nice finding. I am sure you are turning them into something nice too.

My Garden Diaries said...

So beautiful! Everything that you have found is stunning in color! And how sweet that your little guy came along fro the walk! Wishing you a fantastic week my friend! Nicole xo

Allure Obsessed said...

Love the details and colors. So amazing! xx


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Kiss & Make-up said...

Sounds like quite the adventure for the little man! :-)

Arni said...

I think I have to anticipate the tantrum moments in the stroller. My littlle one's starting to. Hats off to you for being able to convince Alex to walk and for your patience.

Alexandra Zakharova said...

How beautiful those photographs are! Well done;)!
Have a fabulous time!

Jane said...

Sounds like a wonderful walk with beautiful finds!

Anouk said...

So nice that you can now take walks with your son. Enjoy this time where you see him take baby steps!

Ice Pandora said...

Oh Trishie! Thumbs up with handling the situation,
I think I can understand how kids can be since I
work in a kindergarten class full of it :P
Great finds!
Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

I have been to walks as often as everyday, but none of my kids do it with me anymore.

Tina Bradley said...

I fondly remember wonderful nature walks with my boys (years ago). Soon, I can take my little grandson on these. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Larissa said...

So beautiful! My husband loves to collect flowers and leaves on our walks and then he dries them to make an album for our baby girl- so that she can learn all the flowers names when she is getting older :)
xx
Larissa
http://cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de/

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

How fun! It is indeed a challenge to take a walk with little ones. We're still working on it as well, especially the part about holding on to my hands.
Such wonderful finds along the way :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds like it was a lovely walk :)

Shirley Tay said...

I miss these walks with my kid when he was young. Love it! xoxo

Ananka said...

Nice finds :-)