We’re so lucky where we live. We have a host of beauty spots right on our doorstep and one of favourites is Dovestone Reservoir. Our oldest son is two and he loves it up there, mostly because there are “beachy,” type areas around the reservoir where you can stand and throw stones into the water.
Yesterday, we spent literally an hour just sitting around the reservoir throwing stones in. He’s not remotely amused by the skimmers, for the record. My husband was delighted with a skimmer he made bounce several times. But our son prefers the huge splash of a massive rock being thrown into the water.
He just loves it.
The photo above is my Ordinary Moments photo this week. My husband and my son are standing watching the splash of a big rock in the water.
The only downside to this activity? Trying to persuade our son to go home!! Today, he walked around 2.5 miles with only the odd few minutes being carried. And when we finally got back to the car he said,
“We go back and throw one more stone in the river?”
He calls every body of water a river!
We had such a lovely time doing that today and our little boy was still talking about it at bedtime. No doubt we’ll be back doing the same thing again a few days from now!