Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ventures {Wildlife Safari}


(noun) An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.

There's been a lot of adventure talk in our home lately.  Ask a certain 2 year old what we're going to do on any particular day, and you're bound to get "Going on a venture!" as a response.  

"I go venture!"
"We go ice cweam venture!"
"NamNam wikes ventures!"

Yes - NamNam likes adventures.  And PopPop too.  And Uncle "Babe."  They, as a matter of fact, were the spark that ignited this whole adventure kick.  A simple video text asking Harrison if he wanted to go on a Sunday adventure has opened up a whole new world of exploration for our sweet boy.  

The day started out with a quick lunch at McDonalds.  Crazy enough, this was his first time!  Adventure success.  (Can you tell it was Packer game day?)
After lunch our little explorer went on a Wildlife Safari.  He saw buffalo (which to this day he still tell us "the buffawo lays in the dirt!")
Did a little bird watching at Pelican Point.
Marveled at the bears.
Failed to cooperate with what could have been a very awesome antler picture :)
And got up close and personal with a whole host of other wildlife.
Such a GREAT day for an Adventure!
This little boy couldn't have been happier!

And of course there was ice cream.  
It isn't really an adventure without ice cream, now is it?

It's undeniable that Harrison loves his ventures.  You can see it in his eyes and hear it in his little voice.  He is at an age where the world around him is absolutely fascinating and he loves any opportunity to experience new things.  Seeing the excitement on his face reinforces my stance of "experiences over things."  The time that Harrison gets to spend with his grandparents on these special ventures is far greater than any other gift that they could give him.  We are so grateful for the memories that they are helping him create - for the things that they are teaching him - for the love of adventure that they are helping instill in his heart.

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, I don't think I have EVER seen a cuter pic than the last one with both of his thumbs up! It actually made me chuckle out loud!!!