I have had my two nephews for the week while my sister is on a Mediterranean cruise! I want to be with her in Europe, but I am also glad to be able to help her out by looking after her boys.
Our week was full. We built a city with cardboard, played hoops in the basement as well as mini hockey, drew treasure maps, did various crafts, read books... I forget what it is like to have to be 'on' all day since my girls are now teenagers.
The picture above is when we went on a scavenger hunt along the Glenmore reservoir. I had a list of things to see, hear, smell, touch and we checked off each item as we discovered it. The boys each had their own little scavenger hunt journals and they kept track by drawing the items that they found.
Along the route, we came upon a playground and the boys played hard for nearly and hour. Funny how they gravitate to the puddles and sticks. I forgot that too. Although girls are very different from boys, as I was clearly reminded this week.
The boys went to Gramma's house today. As I wash the fingerprints off my walls and pick up scraps of cardboard from under the kitchen table, I smile. Even if for a short time, I was able to share life with them and pour my love on them.
...and of course was filled up in return. 8-)