May 6, 2018 | On Sunday, again still trying to do all that we can as a family of 3, we thought it would be fun to see the major renovation this park just had! A whole new “town” section, and the best part for this Momma was all the shaded seating… 🙂 I did my best to keep up/walk around a lot, but I did spend most of my time sitting/watching D and E explore the park.
For some reason, I thought Winsteads sounded good — and it has to have been a decade since I ate there or more? No clue, but we ran with it and I ordered a cherry limeade. When this arrived at our table, E basically claimed it for her own…ha! I didn’t remember them looking like this!
A quick run to Costco led to this purchase — a shaded hammock that I could actually get in/out of! E wants to be outside all the time, and I’ve been sitting indoors while D has to be the supervising adult. She also thought that it looked super comfy, so she was the first tester. I love it…totally worth just $60!
I guess since Winter stuck around so long, we are jumping right into Summer? It was getting HOT, and what better way to burn more toddler energy than the sprinkler! This kid is a riot… 🙂
March 30, 2018 | Every year D has Good Friday off from work, so we try to plan something fun to do. Seeing as E’s “only-child” status is expiring soon, we thought we’d finally take her to the Natural History Museum in Lawrence. It’s not too far, and we could do minimal walking I hoped? First up was lunch at one of my fave spots there…where she ate more than I did by a landslide… 🙂
Then it was off to the museum on-campus. We parked at the Union, and as we walked by the Jayhawk statue (& a large group of students) she suddenly says “EEEW STINKY JAYHAWK!!!” and we couldn’t help but laugh. Secretly proud of our little Wildcat 🙂 The museum was good, probably was awesome 30-years ago, but she’s kinda spoiled by the very interactive dino-museums close by. So a building with a bunch of statues behind glass wasn’t as impressive to this toddler… 🙂 But it was still a lot of fun! And her eye drops glow in a black light — which was a shocking discovery BTW!
After the museum we thought she’d like some outdoor time, so we let her run around a playground for a bit before getting some ice cream (because…well, PREGNANT). Which resulted in a car-nap, for the first time in ages.
March 11, 2018 | I think March is for doing ALL THE THINGS before there’s a newborn in the house! Since May 20th isn’t too far away, we are enjoying how easy it is to get out-&-about with one fairly independent child. Dave hadn’t been to Wonderscope yet, so why not journey out there! We learned that the place is fairly “messy” after a weekend of kiddos PLUS the end of the day, but E didn’t seem to mind at all. After lots of museum-fun, there was a duck-race happening literally across the parking lot that we walked over to. We may have missed 2 of the 3 races, but it didn’t matter a bit because E got to throw the non-winning ducks into the racing water all she wanted…and even brought home a duck (that has become a permanent part of the bath-toy-gang)!