When we reached a quieter path I let go of his hand and set him free. At first he set off at quite a pace, emboldened by his new found sense of freedom. Eventually he started to slow, made sure we were there (I had trotted along behind him the whole way) and then he set to investigating the sides of the path and had a lot of fun squelching through the mud. We spotted a very friendly little squirrel and we promised to bring him some peanuts next time! I love to see him toddling off, looking like a proper little boy; this year will be full of independence and discovery for him.
For outdoor fun with our little legs we are linking up to Coombe Mill's Country Kids!