100 Happy Days – Day 57
Another busy day here yesterday, so busy, I didn’t get chance to post this!
The morning was filled with Maths, and watching The Railway Children, which Bean is a little bit obsessed with. He’s read the book and this is the second time he’s watched the film. I noticed him wiping away a tear when the children’s father returned home.
After lunch, Plum went to nursery to play with her friends and the boys and I went out Geocaching. It was a warm, sunny day and the route we had chosen took us out into the countryside and into some woodland. Even though we were next to a busy road, in amongst the trees it was peaceful and Bean enjoyed trying to count how many different types of birdsong he could hear.
The route we took had ten caches on it, but we only made it to the first five before we were ready for home. We couldn’t find the first one, despite a long search, although we had still enjoyed looking for it. We found the next one and laughed at the enormous plastic grasshopper it was hidden inside. The third one proved tricky. We “found” it – which is to say we located it, but it was high up in a tree and we couldn’t climb high enough. Bean was determined to give it a go, despite not being confident at these sort of things, and had two goes, to see how far he could get. I was really proud of him, because when he started to feel anxious, he took a breath and pushed himself on just a little further, when he really did reach his limit. But when he got back on the ground he was grinning from ear to ear and I knew he had enjoyed that thrill of climbing trees.
Next we had a bit of a hike up a hill (quite a bit of a hike up quite a steep hill) to find the fourth, which we did easily. There was a bench nearby and we rewarded ourselves with a rest and some mango. PK sat on the bench with us, before happily chomping away on his mango whilst on my back again.
We couldn’t find the fifth one – we weren’t really sure what we were looking for on this one, and we were both thoroughly shattered! So we agreed that we would return another day and try and get the others, since even though we only found two, we both really enjoyed the walk – and Bean loved being able to identify various local landmarks from the top of the hill!
Time to head back to the car – still a 20 minute walk away. By the time we got there, we had been walking, climbing, hunting (and practising German) for three hours!