When time slows down.

I got to spend the day with my grand-daughter.  Her Mom and Dad had an appointment in another town and were going to be gone until supper time.  Her Daddy dropped her off at the daycare, where I work in the infant room, which happens to be on the same University campus where my daughter works.
Handy dandy.

I asked  little girl what she would like to do.  
It seemed like she really didn't need to go anywhere or do anything. She was happy right there.  I love that about her actually.  The simplest things bring her so much pleasure.  We didn't need big plans.

We watched a squirrel run up and down the tree, collecting pine cones.  She enjoyed that so much that I suggested that we go for a walk right there on the campus, which is park like in some places.

We started off with an impromptu picnic at the pond.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but she is actually on the top of a hill.  We played tag running up and down chasing each other.  There is nothing like the pure, delightful laughter of a child, I think.

Along the paths were so many colorful flowers.  We knew the names of some and not of others.  I think it's time to dust off my book of flower names.

"What color do you like, Nanny?"

She insisted we share the wild strawberry.  She's sweet that way.

We had to find just the right patch of grass so she show me how she can do a somersault.

Here she is singing her own rendition of "We are on top of the world"
I think it is a made up song, but she was pretty convincing.
She was doing a show for me. On a University campus. Not a care in the world.

We found some very tart crab apples.  She loved them!

Two hours later we made it home.

Inspired by all the flower gardens we had to get right into painting.

I want to be a Nanny who doesn't rush, but can take the time to explore, to listen, to wonder, to follow her lead.  

I love it when time slows time down.

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