Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Saturday at Grant’s Farm

Saturday we took Drew to Grant’s Farm.

You can eat that!

This weekend I made edible Play-doh for Drew. Although it didn’t look very appealing, what brown blob does? It really was good and lots of fun. We even added mini marshmallows at the end to make it a little more interesting…and tasty!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Unnecessary cruelty? Or Safety?

Prior to becoming a mom, I would see parents use what I thought of as “dog leashes” on their kids out in public. I know the parents were doing it to keep the kids safe and out of the danger of running off, but I would always look at them in and think, “how could you put your child on a leash? What a cruel, lazy parents.”

Was that the truth? Or the ignorance of a childless adult? Who knows. I find myself in this dilemma now. Drew is very active and loves to run and when we are out, he fights being in his stroller. He wants to walk on his own, which at time is OK, if I can control the environment he is in, but other times, it’s not that easy.

Over the last several months, I’ve seen parents with these stuff animal backpack harness (see photo to the side). The kids who have them on always see happy and the parents seem relaxed, without the worry of their child running off. So do I break down and get one for Drew, knowing that we have a summer full of outings planned and that he’d be happier out of the stroller? Or do stick to my old way of thinking and not “leash” my child under any circumstances?

Weekend trip to the zoo

Last weekend we took Drew on his second visit to the zoo. We took him for the first time last July, but he was too little to know what as going on.

This time was much better. He notice the animals, pointed at them and wanted to run all over the place. However the best thing in Drew's mind was the train. He almost had a meltdown when we had to get off at our stop.

I didn't take a ton of photos because honestly, I didn't think about it...we were having so much fun. But here are a few of Drew, Mike and some of the animals we liked.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm a slacker...

I've been so busy at work and with Drew, I haven't posted lately, but I will. I have lots of new photos and stories to tell, so stay tune.