Sticks, Stones, River and Kids


Me and Elliw went to visit Catriona and Osian to spend the Saturday afternoon with them. When we arrived, Osian was a little shy but it wasn't long until he was his himself with his funny and cheeky ways. Elliw sat down for some lunch. Catriona had made her some pasta with cheese, as that is all she will eat. Yup! I have a fussy eater.


We let them both play, and they played nicely too! Catriona then decided we could go to the park. So off we went. Both Osian and Elliw got super excited once they saw the swings and the slide. I had never been to the park before and it looked like such a beautiful and quiet place with different routes too walk. I was interested in taking one route and then Catriona asked if we wanted to go for a walk down to the river which is about a 5 minute walk. So off we went.

The 5 minute walk contained of picking up sticks. Stopping. Picking up more stick. Chasing. Tickling. Laughter and Elliw wanting a pee! {the joys, right?!} Luckily she ended up having a pee in a corner. The walk did take longer than 5 minutes but it was fun! The weather was just right as it wasn't a flat or straight path.



We finally reached the river. It was beautiful. Perfect for a picnic. It was even better that it was only us there too. Osian and Elliw went straight to pick up some stones to throw into the water. Elliw kept trying to make 'sand' castles out of the small stones. Which was quite amusing. But Catriona helped her too! Catriona and myself even had a little fun throwing stones in but trying to make them jump! {Can anyone do that?!}


After a bit {it was a while actually} we decided to leave as my Dad was on his way too pick me and Elliw up so I could be home on time for Mia. Osian's top and shoes were soaked after he kept getting stones that were already in the river. Was pretty amusing watching him. Elliw's hands were filthy after making sandcastles with the stones.

The walk back also included picking up sticks and running. Except Osian was a little tired walking back so Catriona held him. He also said his own name for the first time!




25 comments

  1. Lovely photos! And well done Osian for saying his name! #happydays

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  2. Gorgeous photos, what a lovely walk!

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  3. This looks like such a beautiful place. It's so rare for childhoods to be like this anymore. It sounds like a magical day and must have been so peaceful and unspoilt if you were there alone!
    I am hosting a new linky on Wednesday called 'Whatever the Weather Wednesday' you should come and link this up! :-D
    I have never been able to flick stones and living by the sea have tried so many times. xxx

    #justanotherlinky

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  4. What a stunning place :) We have a little stream nearby - on a walk and it's lovely. The twins LOVE throwing sticks and stones into the water. They never want to leave! Lovely post - Jess xx

    www.mummyofboygirltwins.com

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  5. nothing beats a nice walk in the woods on a nice day

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  6. What a beautiful place to spend an afternoon, it looks so peaceful down by the river there, how lovely to have it to yourselves and just enjoy your time there throwing stones. If you ever come here my boys will teach you to skim stones on our river, there is a knack! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

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  7. This place looks beautiful and I really really love your photos! You should get some enlarged for you home! Sabrina xx
    #sundaystars

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  8. Oh what a lovely day together, and that spot by the river is just stunning!

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  9. Did you know it's already Tuesday for our friends "down under"? So in just a few hours, let's let our Aussie and Kiwi friends get us started on this week's Wordless Wednesday at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/! In the meantime, last week's linky remains open.
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  10. What what a beautiful spot, I wish we had somewhere like that near us, we have nothing like that here. Beautiful photos too. It looks like a lovely day. x

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  11. You goto stunning places and take stunning images. Thank you so much for linking up to #iotw

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  12. What a gorgeous little walk, filled with basic childhood fun with nature. I bet they had a fantastic time. Beautiful place it looks too.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  13. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Looks absolutely lovely - gorgeous photos.
    Thanks for sharing on #SundayStars

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  15. Such a beautiful spot, looks like you had a great time. x

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  16. Awe! What a lovely time together and such great pictures!

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  17. Awwww what a lovely day out! I can hear the sound of the water in my head! #pointshoot

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  18. What beautiful pictures and it looks like such a lovely day out! Thanks for sharing a lovely post with the #bestandworst :-)

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  19. Gorgeous photos and such a happy post - I love it. :)

    It's at times like this that I always remember how much kids do just enjoy the simple things. Messing with sticks and throwing stones. Nature brings out the best in little ones. :)

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  20. What a lovely place to visit. All of the rivers near us have high banks, I would love to take the girls to the edge like that! Thank you for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky x

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  21. What a perfect day out!

    Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx

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  22. This place looks absolutely stunning! What a perfect day out and amazing memories made. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

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  23. They are so gorgeous and what a beautiful location to play and be free. The kids look like they had a blast. It's the perfect free family day out and I love those the most. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  24. Those little ones look like they are so happy!!

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  25. This looks like such a lovely place to play when the weather is nice! Lovely photos, thanks for linking up to #CheckOutThatView x

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