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!
And I loved taking photos of him! So he did it again…
… and again! Many times over!
Oh the simple pleasures of running down hills! 🙂
So simple, but so much fun! Loving the joy in his face there 🙂
It’s great isn’t it? I love watching him almost as much as loves running down! 🙂 xx
Aww I used to love doing this when I was little- can’t wait to have an excuse to do it all again when Alfie’s abit older! 🙂
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
Oh that’s so sweet – he looks like he’s having a blast!
Thank you, he really loves it 🙂 xx
Aww such a lovely post and lovely photos! It’s wonderful that the simple things bring so much joy #theordinarymoments
Thanks, it’s lovely to see isn’t it? Very refreshing! 🙂 xx
This is so magical, you can see the excitement on his face, nothing better than a grassy hill as a child x
There really is nothing better, love seeing how excited he was – some of my fave pics of him I think! xx 🙂
He just loves running down. The wonder of a little one having such fun with some thing so simple great.
He really does! He is such a cutie 🙂 xx
Aww so sweet. What a lovely photo of childhood and a definite ordinary moment for sure. It’s so funny when their little legs take them a bit faster than they can handle- their smiles are always so wide. x
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
This is so lovely. It’s so great to watch your little one get captured by something so simple that we take for granted or have stopped doing a long time ago! x
Thanks! It’s great isn’t it,love seeing the world through his eyes 🙂 xx
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
My children both love doing this, even the 7 year old still enjoys it! Lovely photo’s and I love the new blog look too 🙂
ha ha I get the feeling Monkey will love running down hills for many years to come 🙂 xx Thanks! xx
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
Sometimes it’s the most simple things that can bring the most happiness 🙂
That is very true! 🙂 xx
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
Thank you, it’s so lovely to see isn’t it, their happiness at the simplest things is so contagious! xx
Such simple pleasures, but so much fun 🙂 Love the photos! #WhatstheStory
Absolutely! Thanks 🙂 xx
What gorgeous photos. Spring is definitely in the air! x
Thank you, it is isn’t it? Thank goodness! xx
Good for you taking the time to do these things with your little one, I too often rush home and miss the opportunity to do simple things like this to please my girls. we do lots of other fun things tho!
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
Young children do love running down hills but I always have to look the other way because I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack with the worry they’ll fall! 😉 #LetKidsBeKids
haha I know what you mean, there’s a bit of a heart in mouth moment isn’t there! xx
Proof if ever it was needed that the simplest things really are the best … and look at all those daisies on the hill – wonderful 🙂
They really are! Thank you xx
His face says it all. A simple activity, but really good fun. #LetKidsBeKids
Absolutely 🙂 xx
Aw, I love that, such a simple basic thing can give so much fun and pleasure! Love the smiles on his face….it says it all! 🙂
Thank you, yep, simple things are the best! xx
It’s funny what entertains them, isn’t it? It looks like he had a fabulous time x
I know, I just love how happy it made him! xx
Glad you were able to get a break in the miserable weather and get out and about – looks lovely #savouringtheseason
I know it makes a change doesn’t it? Thanks 🙂 xx
Isn’t it fabulous how children delight in the simplest things?? So sweet… Looks like he loved every minute, and lets HOPE that little patch of sunshine means spring is on its way! Thanks for linking with #SavouringtheSeason
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
He looks the happiest little chap running down there, I hope this smiley outdoor post is coming to Country Kids tomorrow.
Thanks, I love it too! Ooh yep it will be there 🙂 xx
Thanks for coming over and joining in with the Country Kids linky.
pleasure as always Fiona xx
ah that is fantastic – I love it when kids enjoy the simple things so much. popping over from Savouring the season. x
Thanks, me too, its wonderful isn’t it? Xx
Aw he looks so happy, it’s amazing that such little things can give them so much pleasure.
He loved it, which means I loved it too! xx
Love the joy in his face as he enjoys running down the hill! #countrykids
Thanks, its great isn’t it? Xx
Awww, Little Man loves slopes too. It is so much fun watching them flying along 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party 🙂
It’s lovely to watch isn’t it? So much fun! xx
Oh cute. In a few years he’ll be rolling down hills instead of running!
haha I’m sure I will be writing a post about it too! hehe 🙂 xx
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