Monday, April 11, 2011
Easy does it
Today was gentle fun for the children.
Dakota, Jyra and I had the first hour together just the three of us. That was lovely. Both girls in delightful moods, very loving and happy even though their 'nonna' had a birthday on the weekend and they told me they were up late because of this.
We were joined by Gabriel and Alexandra, brother and sister who were new to the whole experience of 'Down at the Farm'.
We wandered down the back to play in the sand, only to find it was wet. This didn't matter though as there were logs to lift and horse jump stands to move and other children to talk to as well.
Gabriel was right up for this and Dakota in her own gentle way too. Alexandra and Jyra stuck close to me, snuggling and singing together warmed them up for the day.
We played here for ages and then some horses were brought out into the arena. WOW! Dakota especially was enthralled by this.
When we'd finally had our fill we headed off and picnicked for ages and then wandered down to the vege garden for ages as well. Lots of people were tending their plots so we were greeted with lots of hellos and the chance to see much live food growing too. I think there'll be plenty of seeds and things in some pockets at home tonight ... maybe even a squashed cherry tomatoe or two.
After we walked through the garden plots, the children all said they were tired. We found a seat at the top of the garden under a big fig tree. What a delight unfolded here. All four children sitting on the seat chatting for ages. A bit like old friends. Enjoying each other, getting to know each other and settling into just being together in the easiest of ways. It was very sweet and led to rock collecting and tree climbing and lots of fun and adventure.
This was a lovely little gang to spend the day with as they gently got to know and enjoy each other over the day ...