Tuesday, June 26, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 16


Griffin and I had a little one on one time the other day.
We decided to go on a grand adventure
and spend our time riding University buses around our little town

I needed to take a photo of a building on campus
for an article that I was writing,
so we made an afternoon of it.


Griffin had never had the opportunity to ride on a bus
so it all very very exciting and new.

I just love experiencing everyday things with my kids
because they make it seem so much more awesome and cool.


He was totally into it.
Places that we pass all the time
seemed so much more impressive when
seen through the bus window.

I saw the world in a new light right along with him.

Every noise was louder,
each turn seemed wider,
every bump was exciting.


We hopped off the bus and strolled around campus,
stopping to see the sites along the way.

He thought that I was the cooled Mom ever
for showing him the stadium
where the Bulldawgs play.


I showed him the building where
I spent most of my time as an English Major in college.
He really wasn't as impressed with the old building.

It was still fun for me to share it with him,
even if he was whining about the heat
and begging to play his Nintendo DS at that point.


We got back on the bus
and it seemed less exciting
since he was an old pro at it by then.

I watched as he played his video game
and felt like I was getting a glimpse of him in the future.

It was such a simple and fun adventure.


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4 Lettre Words said...

It really is about the simple things, huh!? So cool!

R Montalban said...

How sweet he was so excited initially.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love those simple things that are fascinating to the kids.

Gina Kleinworth said...

SO COOL! I totally hear you on how looking at the everyday is so much more fun & exciting through their eyes. What a fabulous time you both had.

Marcy said...

It's so much fun when a chore becomes an adventures when seen through the eyes of a child.

Unknown said...

OH I love doing things with the boys like that as well. I think my favorite was taking and Jesse and Devin to see the ocean. The looks on their faces standing in it and letting it wash over them was awesome.

Unknown said...

That is so cool the bus displayed the next destination as orbit!

Karen Mortensen said...

What a fun day. I love the campus.

Unknown said...

Great post!!!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

It looked like a great experience for him, and he has cool down time to play with his Nintendo :-)

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Looks like a fun adventure :) I love taking my kids on the bus... we like to take our City Tracks as well :) Happy Tuesday!

Susan said...

What a pretty campus. How sweet he could tag along.

Katherine said...

When my boys were very little and I was staying home with them, we used to take the commuter train downtown, and then back home, just to ride the train. It was such an adventure for them.

Unknown said...

OMG! I love it!

Susan Anderson said...

It's fun to do things one-on-one with the kids, isn't it?


Linda D. said...

A nice bit of inspiration for us to all seek out the simple things to share with the children in our lives. Bus rides do = adventure!

Andrea said...

Those one on one moments when we get to see things through their eyes...priceless!