This weekend, after our eventful friday afternoon when Siddhant fell into the lily pond, we spent a lot of time playing in the garden. Like i have said earlier, there is treasure everywhere (Bill watterson) and i completely agree. Just around us we did so much fun stuff.
We walked around the garden looking at all the fruit trees. We saw coconuts, mango, chikoo, guava, grapefruit, mulberries and jackfruits. We also saw the kokum trree. The fruits were not yet ripe but there were lovely pink and red leaves everywhere. We enjoyed touching the poky bumpy surface of the jackfruit, the tart juicy burst in our mouth when we bit into a mulberry and we picked up lots of little mangoes that had dropped from the tree. The kokum leaves were sour but very soft, the flowers on the grapefruit and lemon trees smelled divine!
We saw lots of birds and we also saw bees, two honeycombs, a nest, spiders and many webs and…crabs!!! tiny little crabs!
The kids were so excited by the garden, it was awesome to watch them. we played ‘i spy with my little eye”..i had them look for flowers by name or color and leaves by color too.
Another thing that was fun was doing bark prints – we held a paper on the bark of a tree and colored on it with a crayon. it was cool to see the patterns emerge. i think i enjoyed it more than the boys!
All the boys spent time hanging out in our little inflatable pool as well. This was baby Ameya’s first time in the water and he enjoyed it. All four boys chilled for a bit in the water, splashing, paddling and spraying each other!
We had carried a cricket bat, balls and a couple of rackets but we did not really need them that much!
the boys helped dig and water the plants and even tried to sweep dried leaves with a broom as large as them!