Thursday Things: Sticks and stones

One of the boys ran inside the house this afternoon, grabbed another nectarine from the bowl and gave me a huge grin before dashing outside.

It was one of those ‘we’re up to something and we’re having fun’ smiles. I looked out the window and saw the three of them sitting happily around a new construction they were making out of sticks, bricks and stones.

"we're making a bug home"

I love moments like this. I love that they made a messy pile of rubble in my backyard.

There’s a certain freedom to be found, being creative outdoors with a small pile of rocks and a fresh piece of fruit we bought together from the local orchard. The boys were being creative, resourceful, imaginative and they did it together. What a beautiful thing.

Love this season!

So here’s to rocks and sticks and dirt. You might not be welcome all over my floor, but I was glad to have you around today.

 

2 thoughts on “Thursday Things: Sticks and stones

    1. wonderwebby Post author

      thanks Krista – as much as I started with a philosophy of keeping commercial toys out of the house, they still creep in – so it makes my heart sing when I see the kids doing something like this :-)

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