Pokemon. Gotta catch 'em all!10:51
If you don't know what PokemonGo is, where have you been?! It's a new app and game for smart phones where you have to hunt for Pokemons, it's virtual game that's played in the real world! Quite frankly I think it's a great idea but like anything else it can be dangerous which is why it's important for me to supervise the children while they play it. I don't think we've spent so much time outside, like we have this past few days! We have been out for hours upon hours after school, chasing and hunting for pokemons.
We've discovered new places in our area, we've spotted wildlife, we've learned new things about our area and to be perfectly honest, it isn't all about playing the game. It's about exploring! Whilst playing the game of course but it's also being out in the fresh air and having fun. PokemonGo, such a simple thing and yet so much fun! It's also connected us with people - our next door neighbours little boy have been pokemon hunting with us. We've also been out on very beautiful walks with my brother and his family, whilst playing the game, we've caught up, chatted, made more plans and the kids have all had a blast together. My little niece is just adorable, her and Ellie get along very well, chasing each other and chatting, making up there own games along the way. Yes, it took one simple little app (that's turned out to be a MASSIVE THING!) to have connected us again. I'm honestly amazed, even if I am slightly a big kid for playing along with pokemon. I've also found a very, very beautiful, perfect picnic spot ready for our picnic next week!
We were so excited to be going pokemon hunting! There were a fair few people out looking for pokemons, we stopped and chatted along the way! It was nice to see the park so busy to be honest. We live in the middle of nowhere and its never very busy. It was refreshing seeing so many people out. The kids took it in turns with my phone, to hunt for pokemons.
Ellie was chuffed to have found 'Venonat' and also 'Bulbasaur' apparently they're her favourite pokemons! Charlie found 'Caterpie' and 'Weedle' and Harry caught 'Zubat'.- I honestly don't know much about the Pokemon characters. The kids seem to know though, haha.
We hunted through the woods and in the park, along a little lane were we spotted some cows and perhaps a bull! Ellie was fascinated with those huge cows, bless her. We were talking about what other wildlife we'd like to see during the six weeks holidays. We are going to have so many adventures this summer!
We have really, thoroughly been enjoying getting out more! We're making it our mission to explore our whole area and countryside that surrounds us. It is such great fun!
I hope you've been enjoying the weather, too! Whether it's hunting for pokemons or not, it's so lovely to get out and explore. We're hoping to have a picnic next week - the first week of the six week holidays and go to feed the ducks! There's some baby swans on the pond and along the river, they're SO cute! Can't wait to show the kids those. :)