Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Playing in the "Jungle"

Matilda and Sebastian came over yesterday afternoon with their Dad.
First words out of their mouths were, "Let's go play in the jungle".

The jungle is the garden, which on looking at it from their eyes, it IS a jungle.

The above photo was taken by Matilda with my camera.  Pretty cute, don't you think?
She squealed with delight when she saw how good it is.

Then off they went to see what fruit was available for picking.  The lemon tree is still covered with lemons.  Up on her Daddy's shoulders, Mati was able to get many to take home.

Of course after Matilda took a photo, Sebastian had to take a photo too.  These are his dinosaurs
that live at Grammy's house in the toy box just waiting for him to come to get them.  (That's what he told me).

The BIG discovery of the day was the amount of pomegranates on the tree.  Of course, since Mati had gotten lemons, Sebastian wanted to get the pomegranates.  ALL boy.  So cute.

Dad really gets a workout lifting and running with the kids.  He loves every second of it!

While they were eating the pomegranate seeds, butterflies of all kinds were flying around.  I think we saw four or five different kinds.  Here they're looking for more..........

While in the "jungle" after Sebastian had watered all the plants, a bug was discovered. I took this photo from a distance.  I didn't want to disturb their "bug hunting" time.

Every time the children leave and I'm reflecting on all that we've done in a few hours, there are ALWAYS sweet memories of someone climbing into my lap for a hug, or telling me something cute or sweet.  First thing Sebastian said when he came in the door was "Grammy can you give Matilda some of your jewelry to play with, please".  Of course I immediately went downstairs and got all kinds of things for Matilda to wear.  She again squealed and laughed in delight.

What more could a Grammy ask for?
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Shannon said...

I think Matilda may have a future in photography! What a great shot.

Babs said...

I agree. Shannon Reece here in SMA works with children. I'm going to find out from her what kind of camera to get for her. I think it would be a delight!

Steve Cotton said...

I could bring a couple of baby crocodiles to add adventure to your jungle.

Babs said...

Geez, Sebastian and his dad would love that - me, not so much.

You could put them in the presa and then you could watch them GROW!

Cheryl said...

They are precious! Can't wait for grandchildren!

Billie Mercer said...

The jungle! I love that. It is always the simple things that children love. You are a good Grammy.

Babs said...

Cheryl - It is the greatest adventure of all.

Babs said...

Billie, as are you......driving to Austin to see your grandson in his band! Aren't we lucky?

Anonymous said...

From the various pictures you've posted over the years, it looks like you have a FABULOUS garden.

It's always fun to see things through a child's eyes.


Kim G
Boston, MA
Where, in the past, our garden has taken on a jungle-like appearance from time to time. Now if we could just find some animals more interesting than raccoons.

Babs said...

Kim, it is wondrous to see and hear and experience the things the little ones say and hear and experience.

calypso said...

Great looking family - of course they would look great - look at grandma.

Babs said...

Aww Calypso, you're so kind.
I want to communicate with you when you get back to Mx about finding accommodations down on the coast near where ya'll go in the winter. I think possibly a change of pace would be good.