We got together with my family on Bank Holiday Monday for a day out at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. I had not seen my nephew since January and in those two short months it was amazing to see how much he had grown. I am becoming incredibly aware of our impending move to Vancouver, British Columbia. He is at a delightful age and there are so many aspects of his personality that I want to remember.Last time I saw him he was wobbly on his feet, still gaining confidence in his ability to walk. On Monday he was wearing reins and I soon discovered why. The second his feet hit the ground, he is off, in the direction of his choosing and nothing will stop him!
We arrived a bit later than the rest of the family and were met with stories of the day so far. My nephew wasn’t scared of the animals, but he wasn’t interested in them either – the one exception were the chickens, he could chase them! He wanted to chase the goose but Mummy wouldn’t let him get close to it. The goose honked and he looked at it and honked back. He likes to imitate sounds.
Every time he walks past flowers he “smells” them. He hasn’t quite grasped that smelling flowers requires an intake of breath through the nose, instead he breathes out through his nose as you would if blowing into a tissue or hankerchief.
His willingness to share.
But only if he is allowed to continue holding said thing he is sharing.
He was more interested in eating the cone than the ice-cream and was completely oblivious to the mess he was making on the inside of his buggy.