Running down hills

A couple of days ago, Monkey and I were enjoying a nice little walk home from his grandparents’ house. The sky was blue, the sun was out, we walked past some lovely spring flowers and it was just lovely.


Near to our house there is a big bridge – the blue bridge – and we spend a lot of time on the bridge looking at cars and buses. There is a little grassy area next to the bridge which Monkey loves – mainly because in the autumn we spent a LOT of time there playing around kicking up leaves. He likes it there, we play peepo around the trees, and he knocks on the tree trunk (not sure why but he enjoys it).

What I hadn’t ever really noticed before that day was the fact that this grassy area provides a great sloping hill down from the bridge. (It leads down to a road but it is only a Bus lane so not dangerous). I’d obviously seen it but not thought about it. Monkey though for some reason (after the obligatory knocking on tree trunks) made a beeline for the top of the hill, pulling me along with. Then, to his delight, we ran all the way down the hill together. He likes running down the smallest of slopes but this is the tallest and steepest ‘hill’ that I think he has ever run down, and well, he loved it!

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And I loved taking photos of him! So he did it again…

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…and again…

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… and again! Many times over!

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Oh the simple pleasures of running down hills! 🙂

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63 thoughts on “Running down hills

    • haha little kids are definitely a great excuse to relive your childhoods. We have so much and I love having a good excuse to be silly all the time 🙂 xx

    • Thank you, it was so lovely to capture him having such pure fun! Ha ha I know exactly what you mean and I just love it 🙂 xx

  1. Ahhh he looks like he is having so much fun. Nice to see some good weather in the UK too!!
    I love the knocking on the tree thing, I’m not sure why I do but there is something about it that seems a little bit magical to me! x

    • He had so much fun, and I am so glad we are having some drier days again at the moment. Ha ha I love it too I have to admit – I don’t understand it but I do think it is v cute!! xx

  2. Do you know I can vividly remember watching my cousin’s little boy running down a hill (he’s a few months older than my Sammy) and thinking well there is no way Sammy will ever be able to do that! These mini milestones are so precious aren’t they?! xx

    • They really are! They start off so wobbly on their feet then suddenly (it seems) one day they can run! It’s all about the running for Monkey at the mo and I love it! 🙂 xx

  3. Aww how wonderful, what a fabulous post. I love how the simple things in life are just so brilliant. Always raise a smile don’t they. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

    • Sme of the spontaneous fun while letting him set the pace are the best times Monkey and I have! I have to be in the mood for it though! 🙂 xx

    • It’s great isn’t it? He really did enjoy himself! Hopefully spring is not too far away now for more days of fun like this 🙂 xx

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