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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Guinea pig schmoozes and the windmill ...

You've all most likely heard the saying, 'I wish I could bottle it.'  Well that's how I feel about having witnessed Alessia and Sonny with the guinea pigs on thursday morn.  It was just so very cute ... as it can be, when you are so small that a guinea pig looks pretty big in your lap!

They both narrated their experience to us all, 'Look at it's eye .. it's squeaking .. it likes me .. it's soft .. it's go a nose .. it's got soft ears.'  Both at once and both LOVING every minute of the schmooze they were having.

Later in the morning the wind picked up and the windmill took off in a hurry.   This is such a joy for the children.  They all experienced the shadow spinning on the ground as something to get on and ride.   It is such simple, spontaneous, natural fun.   As the wind picks up and the blades turn, the shadow, gets narrower and then widens as the windmill turns with the wind.   All the children know as they interact with the shadow, is that the windmill gets smaller and they needed to negotiate the ride with a bit more skill. 

Off we go ...

It's smaller ... see that little red thing in the background?  That's Sonny, he kept running flat out in joy, then flopping to the ground to rest and re-group...  before he'd bounce up and take off again.  He was very funny and the girls all followed ... much to the puzzlement of a few passers by, who at one point just walked along to see all these children lying on the ground.   They weren't quite sure what was going on.

Engaging with life, as we find it and allowing the imagination to engage and play is truly a most simple and at the same time, magnificent thing.

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