Monday, May 27, 2013

First Picnic

Yesterday, we took JJ for his first picnic with us this season.The boy can be a picky eater and doesn't care too much for sweets (lucky fella),  but, like his buppa, he does like his chips (unlucky fella).


We sat by the river, and he played there while the grands were still content to sit, munch and finish their large coffees.




After lunch grandma helped him survey the scene before we all sauntered up the park and back.


At one point he found a boulder to climb and sit on. The monument was placed there by the cancer society. It is beside a daffodil bed, the daffodil being the society's symbol in Canada.



But then he wanted help getting down. Being a crusty old gaffer, I told him I thought he could manage. So he did.


Confidence boosted, he climbed it again.


We walked as far as the point before turning back.


He sure felt weary and complained about his legs being tired


But, miraculously, he did manage to make it back to the car. And we all lived happily ... for the rest of the day.


13 comments:

Ruth said...

Sounds like a pretty perfect day with a pretty perfect little grandson. He is going to strain his neck with that hat, lol...

Hilary said...

Your hearty little rock-climbing grandson is such a cutie.

KGMom said...

Ah, picnics. One of the true joys of childhood--and so glad you grandparents are there to make it happen.

Mary said...

Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time. Cute little fella too. He's really grown since I visited you last.

Bernie said...

What a doll, makes me miss D. at that age. Big Hugs

Donna said...

Lolol...I'm loving the hat!
hughugs

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like J.J. Already has something in common with his Buppa in wearing a hat. Picnics are fun outings for all ages and also great photo opps. The daffodil is also a symbol for the Cancer Society here in the states.

troutbirder said...

First picnic. What fun. Especially with a Grand in tow...:)

David Oliver said...

Really good photos; really great subject! :)

Gina said...

No, even this mom tells her kids how to figure out rock climbing on their own!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It has been a long time since I went on a picnic. I must find an excuse to go on one, even if it is just with me and my dog.

You always seem to have such pretty places to walk in your area.

Bernie said...

He is such a cutie. Growing up so fast. xx

Mary Gilmour said...

You are lucky to still have the joy of a grandkid that age, she said, wistfully.
I would make them get down themselves too. And did.