Davey and I went on another letterboxing excursion today. David had meetings at school so Davey and I decided to head out. I didn’t know it was going to be one of the hottest days of the year, but fortunately, we were mostly in the shade, and we finished before it got too too hot.
So we went to an area that had the prettiest stream running through it. There were actually 4 boxes hidden out there. We could not get to one of them because that portion of the trail had been closed for restoration. We found the other three though!
So we set off with our packed lunch and letterboxing supplies.
Davey carried the backpack.
Not really. It was a little heavy and bulky on him.
I took the backpack and off we went.
Doesn’t it look like he has found a snake here?
Looks like Davey has him by the head.
It’s a stick.
Davey always looks so pleased to find a letterbox. He does not hesitate to reach in and grab it. I have to stop him and we poke around with a stick first.
We stopped for lunch in a shady spot by the stream. It sounded so nice with the water flowing past, and it was a such a pretty spot. My picture just doesn’t do it justice.
We attempted a long-armed shot together.
After lunch, we had one more box to find, and then it was time to head home.
On our way home, we stopped at Target. Davey wanted to get David a present. Something they could do together. He got very excited to find a game called Molehill Mania. They whacked something with a mallet, and then these little moles pop out which have to be captured. I didn’t play it with them, but they had a good ole time.
While at Target, I found a lunchbox in the $1.00 section. It was actually $2.50, but it was perfect. I’ve been looking for something inexpensive to carry my hexipuff supplies for my beekeeper’s quilt. I have had more fun with preparation of this project. At some point, some knitting needs to happen.
So I would not usually have chosen Tinkerbell, but it was that or Toy Story or Spiderman. You can probably guess what Davey’s choice was.
It is perfect though. I didn’t want plastic or cloth bags, because my needles and/ or scissors might poke through.
And then everything is all packed away nicely (I’ve got to stick some stuffing in there too).
So now all that’s left is the knitting!
the backpack is bigger than Davey! Looks like you had a good day. And I love the Tinkerbell lunchbox.
How many do you have finish? I have over 60. I haven’t been as diligent as I was at first, but I am still making on average 1 or 2 a day.
That little box will make for some happy knitting. So cute!!
The enthusiasm of little boys … can’t beat that — even with a stick that looks a whole lot like a snake. Glad he had a great time out in the “wilderness”.