Saturday, August 01, 2009

Summer Treasure Hunt

On Wednesdays, my mother in law looks after Littlest during the day. She gets to spend some one-on-one time with Littlest, and I get to have a special day just Oldest and I. On Fridays, it's the other way around. Me with LIttlest, her with Oldest.

Last week, for our special Wednesday treat, Oldest and I went to a local shopping centre and had our own little lunch date and looked at Thomas trains. This week, we went to the library (for Thomas books) and then went on a summer treasure hunt that one of our favourite local parks was hosting.

It was such fun. I wasn't sure about going because it had been raining quite a bit the previous day, during the night and early morning. But it was dry when we set out. Oldest loved jumping in the puddles anyway. We ran around the park, answering a bunch of questions, taking silly photos. Oldest is such a character. That first photo? With the geese? As that photo was being taken Oldest whispered to me - 'mommy? ducks don't eat people, do they?'

Love, love, love spending time with Oldest. He's growing up so quickly, becoming so much more independent. I want to hold onto him and never let him go. I have planned some (hopefully) special things with him over the next few weeks.


  1. This shows that sometimes the little things put on for children are normally a lot better and more personal than the more expensive ones. I have just spent a lovely morning at our village craft fair and it really opened my eyes to what is actually on my doorstep.

  2. Vivienne - You are totally right. It doesn't have to be some big fancy day out, Elliot will always be happy, just the two of us spending time together. Somehow it seems like it's me putting pressure on myself to give him memories of theme parks and those other fancy things when it's probably not what he wants at all. I don't know.


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