Today is day 3 of our summer. I did not dress Hayes until after 1 and still haven't even brushed her hair yet today, and we're getting close to bathtime! It is definitely summer. We are trying to stay busy. Alot of time at home is fun, but can also be very long w/2 little ones! So I have made a very loose schedule for us to follow each week M-F, something fun, but cheap/free to do everyday instead of waking up wondering how I am going to entertain from 7:30 a.m. until Daddy gets home at 5:30. We started it today!
Last week my sweet friend Amy invited us to a new (to us) park in Hoover off Patton Chapel. It was great! The playground looked brand new and we were the only people there. The equipment was really nice and perfect for little ones. Hayes and Mary Carmen ran around together and Watson and baby Clara hung out in their strollers. He took a nap. Hayes took a big interest in the stairs close by-not suprising! If you live in B'ham I think it's called Patton Chapel Park-you can google it to get directions. Thanks, Amy, for introducing us to a new playground!
Friday I took both to McWane by myself. It was much easier than I was imagining. Although, I went w/the intention of only going to play on the 3rd floor where it is flat and you can see your child from every direction (which is very helpful if your toddler likes to run away like mine), but it happened to be closed that day. So we went to the Just My Size play area and played in the water table and the big climbing structure and little playroom. Thankfully it was not crowded, and she has managed to master most climbing things now so I didn't have to worry about having to climb up and get her out or help her get down. I did have to do that once when I was pregnant w/Watson. Not an easy task! We saw the sharks and fish too. She did not care to touch them. She had a great time and got rid of a little energy. And they both napped that afternoon which is a sign of a successful day!
Hope your summer is off to a good start!