In August 2009 we brought all 6 of our children up to Scotland to stay with my partner's parents on their farm. They learnt to ride ponies and had bonfires and played in the woods and had a fantastic time.
Our youngest at the time was very nearly 1, and I posted this picture on Facebook with the description "I've got a stick".
Almost exactly 4 years later and we're here again. We've been up several times over the past 4 years, and now it's the youngest 2 riding the Shetland ponies and the bigger ones who go and do their own thing, or in the case of the biggest don't even come because they're at work and back at home!
I took this photo today in almost exactly the same spot. The trees have grown and matured, the baby is about to start school and has a 3 year old little brother and it's clear that time has passed. One thing remains very much the same though. I can still label this photo "I've got a stick", because a very nearly 5 year old boy playing in the woods with his Dad and running about with a stick is just as happy as a very nearly 1 year old....