Walking mom through the garden

Yesterday Boeta took mom through the garden. We are progressing nicely with the revamp and one aim is the placing of the animals in more open and sometimes accessible positions for him to find, touch and show to who ever is with him.

DSC_0093First stop is the water bowl and frog. If he gets the chance, he plays with the water. Then he says “owl” out loud and runs down the hill to the owl, sitting down in front of it.

DSC_0086Mom, being new to this exercise attempted to sit with him, not going to happen mom, he was up in a flash again and said “meerkat”, running to the spot where the meerkat family is situated.

DSC_0120 He then goes to the “new” part, where we are working, checking the progress, spins around saying “owl” and runs back up the hill.

DSC_0198DSC_0134He looks back just to make sure mom is following….

DSC_0136After sitting down in front of the owl again, waiting for mom to catch up, he is off again, further up the hill towards the frog and antelope.

DSC_0174 DSC_0177He makes a quick stop at the garden gnome, but never sits down, much more interested in the animals, the tortoise is next before the process starts all over again, mom in tow. They end at the meerkat and up we come again.

DSC_0253DSC_0270Every now and then some “live” animals make an appearance to his absolute delight. The agama lizards warmed up enough to appear from behind the bushes where they sleep.

DSC_0143 DSC_0106 DSC_0114We are pleased with the progress and result. Our main aim was to created a situation that could serve as an extra learning and activity platform for Boeta and he seems to really love “his” garden. Lots more to come. Time for tired parents to rest.


21 thoughts on “Walking mom through the garden

  1. Pieter Navis says:

    Great story and boy does Boeta have an eye for nature (especially animals)! Love the pic where he points out the lizard to mom πŸ™‚

    Keep up the good work, Boeta will do the part of playing and learning no doubt πŸ˜‰

    • Boeta says:

      Thanks, yes, very much in love with real animals, rather watch nature programs than kiddies stuff. I think it is partly due to where we live and partly to trips into nature, which he has been along with from before he was crawling.

  2. Lisa says:

    Your garden is beautiful! I love the succulents! What a great idea for having the garden animal statues! It’s so cool Boeta loves the yard so much too! Hugz Lisa and Bear

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