Thursday, September 29, 2011

Daily Walks

One of the things I missed about my day while making Autumn's Deb dress was the opportunity we had been taking to have a scheduled daily exercise walk.

I mostly was doing this with our older girls with the younger children joining in and Saxon and Rogan joining in when they felt like it.
One of these days we had already bathed our younger children and had them in their PJ's and they still wanted to come for a walk. Now for Trahaearn I often would take him in the Hug A Bub but this particular day he was a sleep in side when I started. Eden was reading keeping an eye on him and when he woke up brought him out in her jacket all snuggled up like a little possum. He had a wonderful time walking and seeing what was happening but so warm and cozy in the jacket.
Doesn't he look so adorable??
One of Arwen's favourite ways to go for a walk is to be carried by someone. We often take turns carrying her and she will even go to sleep as we have this walk.
Arwen along with the younger children do spend time running ahead and then back to keep up with us.

One of the major benefits has been he interesting talks we have had while walking. Sometimes this is just fun conversation: quoting movies, books and discussing everyday events.Other times we brake off as one of the children has something they want to discuss with me and this provides a perfect opportunity for some one on one attention but in a non organised way.
I also think that  having this time together without distractions of inside, even those necessary actions like cooking, folding up and other useful things is a benefit as it gets us away from the everyday routine to the 'outside world'.

Here we enjoy not only each others company but the beauty of the natural world around us that we are blessed to have.

I really am hoping that we can soon get back into this delightful routine again soon.

What do you think girls?

Blessings to you and your homes,


Anonymous said...

I find that those are the moments where my sons open up a great deal.

I enjoy those times. Mine are not while we walk, but while we drive towards our destination.

Your little guy has surely grown Gae! :)


Lady Linda said...

So very sweet! Precious.

Autumn said...

Yes! Oh yes!

Trish said...

Gae your precious little boy is certainly growing fast now.
He's gorgeous - especially peeking out from his sister's snuggly jacket lol!
Any time we get to spend in intimate conversation with our kids is very special and precious.
Taking a quiet walk together must be a wonderful way to connect!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness!! What an adorable photo!!! He is so cute and all snug and warm. :-)
I remember our walks together. It was a great time for talking, and we always picked up a new found flower, bug, or something along the way. When we returned home, it was tea or hot chocolate time, and anything that was found was drawn or taped into a Nature Journal and/or looked up and discussed. Those were great times of learning and most of all just spending time together and talking.
Blessings to you,

Blogger said...

You are such an inspiration. Every time I read your posts I am reminded of the special little moments we have with our children. I remember carrying my Genny around that way on hikes. It was such a special bonding experience for us both. Here is to more Autumn walks!

Anonymous said...

I love this picture. He looks like a little kangaroo sticking his head out of the pouch.


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