Keane’s latest obsession is without doubt his new Spiderman backpack. He is slap in the middle of the “take it everywhere” phase and likes to spend much of the day figuring out and switching out objects of pure randomness to carry around. For some reason I was under the assumption that now he had his own backpack, he would want to start transporting his own water bottles and snacks, wrong!
Me: Keane you want to put your water bottle and snacks in your own backpack now?
Keane: No thank you momma cos I need it for my cars and my flash light and my big elephant.
So seeing his love for filling it with pure randomness, I decided the perfect activity for Keane and his new backpack, would be a forest treasure hunt. Cullen was also down with the idea of a forest adventure, as was our little friend Wyatt.
I put together a list of “treasures” each of the boys had to find and as soon as I gave Keane his list, he was off.
Hot on his heels, Cullen, list in one hand, stick in the other.
And here is our friend Wyatt, who discarded his list seconds after I gave it to him. He’s the type that works mostly from memory.
Fining it hard to keep up with Keane’s pace, the little ones decided to stick together.
One thing thats essential to a treasure hunt, is a magnifying glass. “Momma, this will help me see the treasure more bigger”
Cullen paid zero attention to the objects listed on his list, instead he headed off to find the objects that were of most interest to him.
Which included the park signs.
Keane is into it.
Watched closely by Wyatt, Cullen spent quite a bit of time picking chunks off a dying tree.
Keane teaches Wyatt how to hit sticks.
He’s so use to his role as big brother that Keane instinctivly took Wyatt by the hand to help him over the tree roots.
And even let Wyatt have a turn of his magnifying glass.
Off doing his own thing again.
Time for a break.
Keane and Cullen team up to unearth a rock.
Our 3 little treasure hunters.
Keane was so proud of himself for finding all of his treasures.
He insisted on putting them all together so we could show Daddy.