Forest has recently discovered the outdoors. He loves to walk with his train (thank you Godfather Kyle) up and down the driveway of our house. He loves to “help” with the gardening though I often remind him, “Gentle with the flowers.” He also loves to play with water. So last week, in the beautiful 80 degree days we had, his life was perfect. Then, on Friday and Saturday, the rain poured and Forest, confused as to why he was not outside, sat at the window and cried. And lay on the floor and cried. All he wanted to do is to go outside.
They are starting a Forest Kindergarten here called Creche de Bicyclette. Forest Kindergartens are very popular in Europe and take place completely outside. All activities are in the woods (or in this case a park). We are really hoping Forest will get to attend this preschool. It seems like a perfect fit- I mean, even the name is perfect. You can read more about it here.
Thankfully it is just cloudy today so we can go outside and I can avoid the melodramatic response to being stuck indoors. Here are a few pictures of us playing in the backyard last week. Fingers crossed for a similar day tomorrow. Oh, did I mention we live in Switzerland? I feel like these pictures are just too Swiss.
View from our deck