After staying in New Mexico for a week longer than we did, Granny arrived back in Boston last week.
The 7yo announced at the weekend that he hadn’t done anything outside with Granny!
And so began a week of outdoor fun…
On Sunday, we took Granny to experience our towns Victorian Fair! I am still unclear what makes it ‘Victorian’, but it’s a fun event, and all the local businesses and organisations get involved. Cue lots of freebies, which the boys loved! Pens and pencils, mini footballs and lollipops, lots of balloons! Kid heaven :)
The 7yo then took her on a walk of the neighbourhood, taking in Ell Pond and our new Wholefoods Market (bathroom and refreshment stops a must..!).
Not to be outdone, the 4yo’s had to take her for a walk too and his took in the railway station, with the added excitement of a train, and involved a treasure hunt of mythical proportions (well, everything is treasure when you’re four…) – he arrived home cradling a perfect berry in his hand.
Granny slept well that night…
The highlights were the the Arctic foxes (declared to be the cutest things ever!); the otters; my two little flamingoes; the gibbons making an unbelievable racket (who knew they were so loud!); a snack break complete with a coyote looking on and the bear standing up and scratching his head!
Mummy fail for the day: not taking swimming gear for the boys! This resulted in a car full of somewhat damp children for our drive home :) We paddled, splashed, chased fish, sailed stick boats and sat on rocks, contemplating the surroundings. A lovely afternoon, and a great first visit for Granny to one of our favourite places.
A fun filled, outdoor week – enjoying the last of the summer weather. The mornings now bring with them a hint of autumn and while I look forward to crisp, blue sky days and the wonderful colours of fall – I will cling on to these last weeks of warmth and make the most of them.
Granny leaves us tomorrow, to return to the peace and quiet of her own house.
We will miss her, as I know she will miss us. Although, perhaps not the noise!
I am linking up with the wonderful Coombe Mill’s Country Kids again this week. I continue to be inspired to make the most of our beautiful surroundings. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to!