Summer is my favorite season! I have been waiting for the warm breeze and the rays of sunshine to greet me during my whereabouts outside. My little ones adore exploring every corner of our garden and playing hunters. All they want is to spend the day outside, so I have to find creative activities to occupy them.
I found summer is the best time to familiarize little ones with water environments. This weekend, we went walking by the Durham Heritage Coast. I used to come here during childhood and seeing them mesmerized by this new environment was touching. As you know by now, they love hunting, so naturally, we went on a seashell hunt. We then had a picnic on the beach and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day. It was a perfect day!
When the time is right, and the weather is lovely, we love inviting our friends and loved ones for a barbecue. There’s nothing I like more than to spend time with loved ones around homemade meals. The little ones enjoy spending time cooking with me and are quite good at preparing the seasoning for the meat. Always on the lookout for new recipes, recently, I discovered a special Brazilian preparation from Felipe Mojave Ramos to make picanha beef. I can’t wait to try this exotic recipe with everyone.
One of our favorite activities is to take the little ones to public gardens and outdoor museums. They have an unbreakable curiosity and would explore an entire forest without a break if they could. I love seeing them bonding with nature. I think we should keep our ties with nature, and I love that the little ones are fond of discovering the natural cycles of life. My partner and I love joining them in their journey as an occasion to learn with them about wildlife and to unwind by the peaceful of greenery.
I have always wanted a garden to tend. Today, what makes me even happier is the fact that my little ones share my interest in gardening. We could spend afternoons digging, planting and watering. When spring comes, I always take them to the market to buy seeds. All summer long, they are responsible for taking care of their flowers, which were respectively named Isabelle and Mona. I think it’s an excellent way to nurture their interest while growing their sense of responsibility. Most importantly, I love spending time with them, talking about plants and flowers.
Summer is always the season when my house is cleaner than usual as I encourage the little ones to move their activities outside. Of course, it is a win for keeping the house spotless. As much as I love hanging the little ones’ artwork on my wall, the painting process always left many deep marks on my walls and furniture. But in the summer, painting activities are in our garden, usually nature-related. I once suggested the idea of painting on dead leaves or rocks, which was received with overwhelming excitement. Find ways to combine their interest in other activities; it’s the best way to make them happy!
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