It is school holiday time again and I look forward to having adventures with my two grandsons, Ethan (8) and Elliot (4). I usually see them each Wednesday during school term but add an extra day in the school holidays.
Being with these two certainly keeps me active, feeling alive and certainly BE-ing present in the moment which aligns well with my Word of the Year -‘BE’. I’ll be posting about how I’ve been living my WOTY in our monthly WOTY link up party on the last Friday of the month.
I enjoy organising an adventure day but also a quiet day as life can be busy for little ones as well so some down time relaxing at home is important.
We’ve had some wonderful adventures together and these school holidays were no exception. I organised a visit to Trevena Glen Farm about 40 minutes north of Brisbane. I booked the general farm tour where we met and fed the farm animals and then the boys had a horse ride. It was a lovely experience for them to get up close and personal with country life and they just loved the horse ride.
There has also been time spent at the park playing rugby, soccer and having fun on the swings. I love that the boys have the attitude that Nan can do anything. It makes me feel alive and running the full length of a soccer field, trying to catch the boys certainly keeps me active and counts towards my daily exercise activity!
Our quiet days are usually spent in the kitchen (this time making a yummy fruit salad) and creating Lego masterpieces. Children are so very creative and I’m always impressed with the Lego creations. This one was a football stadium with so much detail.
The wonderful part of being with children is that they are always present in whatever they do. They might change their minds constantly but when they are in the moment they really are in the moment –
one of the life lessons they have taught their Nan:
Enjoy life and BE present in the moment!
I’m joining Denyse Whelan for her weekly Wednesday Words & Pics.