Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Day 33

Day 33
Gus at the park today
So we started the day off by having only one goal: Get to a park and enjoy the 70+ degree day! I texted Wendy to see if they wanted to go to the park and we decided to pack a picnic lunch, pick up K from pre-school and then head to the park in Apex. 

Before heading to the park, I took some pictures of Gus. He's such a cutie and I love taking pictures of him and trying to practice my skills. Here are my favorites from this morning:

We headed out to pick up K at 12:15 and then headed to Kelly Road Park. I had never been there or heard of it, but I loved it. It was big and had a lot of great equipment for the kids to play on. 
Entrance to the park

Gus in his stroller ready to play!
We decided to eat first and then go play. Gus enjoyed a bottle while I ate a sandwich. My mom called me while I was sitting outside enjoying the fresh warm air, and she was telling me about how much snow they got. It's always amazing to me how very different the weather can be between MI and NC. I know that 12 hours is a huge difference, but usually it's only a 10-15 degree difference. Today, we had over 70 degrees and they were in the mid-teens. 

Today was the first time that Gus has ever been to a park. I have wanted to take him for a while, but with it being chilly here, I didn't want to go, and he's been too little to go and really enjoy himself. He's still a bit too little to have fun, but once he's walking it'll be way more fun for him. I'm hoping that this summer will be a lot of fun.
We went to the swings first and he wasn't sure what what going on at first, and he was scared, but I stayed close and cheered for him and he seemed to like it more. Here are pictures of him on the swing for the first time:

Looks like he's scared, but he was actually laughing

 After the swings we headed over to the sandbox and I let Gus play in the sand. He went to the beach this summer/fall, but he was too little to play. He seemed to like it and was loving crawling in the sand.

Wendy and Kaitlyn share a hug

Sweet little Ashley

After the sandbox, we decided to head over to the slide and Kaitlyn and Ashley went down the slide with Gus for the first time. He didn't seem to mind it either way, and Wendy went down with him a few times. I enjoyed snapping pictures of the event!

Once we were done with the slide, Wendy wanted to take the kids on the tire-swing. Gus didn't really care for the tire-swing.

After the tire-swing, we went to the pirate ship and the kids all pretended to be the captain. It was fun to watch Kaitlyn and Ashley play pretend and really get into it!

Wendy decided that she wanted to try to climb the monkey bars... it was quite enjoyable to watch.  :D

The kids were exhausted and it was definitely time to head home, so we left the park and then when we got back, I put Gus down for a nap. He didn't fight me like he has been all week, so it was a nice surprise. He slept for about an hour and then he and I played in his room together until Steve got home.

The rest of the night was spent making and eating dinner (grilled chicken stuffed with roasted tomatoes, artichokes and goat cheese, and then roasted squash medley). We didn't really watch anything on tv (besides the news) and then it was bath time for Gus.
I'm now ready for bed!


adrianne + will said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That park and your photos look amazing! Will and I were looking for a park with swings big enough for adults this past weekend. I cannot wait until we have a little one to take to the park so we look a little more mature. LOL!

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