Saturday, 16 May 2009

Spring Flowers and a Makeshift Sandbox

I think the sunshiney colours of spring are what I look forward to the most. The winter in Ontario is long and cold and everything is painted in sepia tones, or shades of white and brown and grey. Perhaps that's what makes me look forward the spring flowers so much... new growth, delicate shades of yellow and pink and green, another season in my garden.

And with the arrival of spring comes outdoor fun. Callum's old enough to enjoy playing outside now, last year he was just a baby. Daddy has bought him a nice new sandbox, but it hasn't been put together yet, so we improvised with a baby bath in the back yard.

He thought it was the best fun ever, and managed to cover himself with sand. Grass stains on the knees are a sign of many more sandbox sessions to come.

But sometimes you need a detailed inspection of what you're doing, just to make sure you're doing it right.

What's that creepycrawly thing... an ant? In my baby bath sandbox? I need a closer look.....

Hehehehe... he's such a lot of fun. I'm enjoying being a Nana. And only a few days to go and I'll be Nana x 2.... I'll keep you posted.

23 comments:

Sheila said...

It's great being a Nana..!
Callum is having a great time, and I bet you did too. My youngest grandson was not impressed with the building capabilities of his sand until clever Nana added a little water. Now he thinks I'm an expert.
Enjoy the long weekend. Your flowers look lovely. By the time they flowers we have to plant annuals..Canadian weather, whar can I say..!

Squirrel said...

He's so sweet and so focused on his playtime.

Squirrel said...

Oh! the little angel made me forget the flowers for a moment-- i love the collage. Enjoying the blossoms of the moment is so important!

Ginnie said...

I actually got tears in my eyes when I saw the pictures of Callum, Sham. MEMORIES. His is such a precious age, and as you know from my posts, they grow up so quickly! One day you will look back on this post and not believe how much he has changed.

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Hilary said...

Shammie, he reminds me so much of my guys when they were little. He's just adorable. You must be so excited.. 5 days couting down. Lovely flowers. :)

imac said...

Cute Callum and beautiful collection of flowers, my friend.
Thanks for your visit and kind words.

Wendy said...

Isn't grandmothering fun? You get to watch your little ones grow and play and learn once more. Dear little Callum - he has grown! I love your idea of a babybath for a sandbox. I just hope no neighbour's cats find out!!

Your spring flowers are gorgeous! I too can't wait for the magic of spring.

Jeanette said...

Gday Shammickite, Callum is a So cute and really en grossed in his playing in the sand..love your colourful flowers they brighten the day..
Im a nan of 12 and each is so precious.

madretz said...

maybe you can help me...my daffodils are thinning out and not blooming as much. do you know what i'm doing wrong?

Middle Ditch said...

Oh this is so much fun! Brings back many memories. Great shots and lovely flowers too.

Xtreme English said...

sweet photos, sweet boy! nothing is so wonderful as a sandbox. did you have one yourself as a sprout??

that new baby's gettin' close!!!

dogbait said...

Next, it will be this!

Granny on the Web said...

Thanks for your visit and comments on my blog. I find it so heart-warming that bloggers from all over the world peep in here and there, and find so much interesting stuff. Thrilled for you experiencing being a Nana, won't be long then till the next one arrives I gather. I have 10 now and the eldest is 23. I remember the muddy pie days all too well, scrummy stuff!
Well done on the car deal on ebay too.
Love Granny

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

HE IS ADORABLE!!! Great Pictures, too...Such fun...lol!
And the NEW Baby almost here. I can remember when you were waiting for dear little Callum....It just doesnt' seem possible that he is almost 15 months old....WOW! Time is flying by....!

Aileni said...

Spring lifts the spirits and a happy grandchild. Our second arrived last Thursday.

rosemary said...

He is adorable and love the baby crocks (shoes). They are such fun and so much to love. The flowers are beautiful.

Ken said...

I look forward to the spring flowers as well.
Now what kind of Nana would let their grandson play in the cat box;))). He is a handsome fellow.

Maybe be columbine is more periwinkle.

Anvilcloud said...

Spring and its flowers are greatly appreciate by those who must endure long winters.

photowannabe said...

I agree that there must be a great dust factory in the sky somewhere...Its a never ending job.
Only a few more days for you to be Nana again. Its so exciting. There is nothing like new life.
Love these pictures and his adventures with sand.

CanadianSwiss said...

Our garden is also blooming like crazy. I love the colours everywhere. I can't believe how fast Callum has grown. Time goes by so quickly! What a cutie :)

TorAa said...

Whar a giving post
Flowers that we do have here as well-
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and ha ha so good to see grand kids in action
Hurray

Leo said...

Cool collection of those pretty flowers!! I love spring flowers...