Last weekend, we had a few really fun “firsts”.
We celebrated the first Valentine’s Day my daughter will remember.
We got her Disney Princess chocolates that she had seen at the grocery store earlier in the week. The boy got a book about love. (I’m still not ready to give him his own candy, he doesn’t notice anyhow.)
Miss Z was amazed I had gotten the chocolates for her. When she opened them, she remembered them from the store and looked as if she couldn’t believe she had them in her possession.
She kept coming up to me with this look of overflowing love and would give me a big hug. One of the times she said, “I love my Valentine’s Day mommy!”
I feel as if this is the first time she made the connection that someone bought her something she really wanted. Watching her reaction to this realization was so much fun. And my darling girl was so loving all morning-I’ll take it!
Then we went on our first big Washington adventure of the year to the Olympic Game Farm, (more about that tomorrow.)
And since it was a long holiday weekend, we had my husband for an extra day. Luckily for us it has been incredible weather here in Seattle. For those of you that don’t know, sunny days in my part of the world, in February, are almost impossible to come by. We had several of them in a row. (I’m not trying to rub it in to those that are buried in snow, I swear!)
So the other day we took the kids to a great new park in our area. We had just been there the day before, so we thought we would explore a bit more. Turns out the park has trails that go all through a huge forest.
It was wide open, but there were still trees everywhere. The trails were all flat, perfect for the kids’ first nature walk.
Z was so excited, she was chattering the entire time. She kept talking about all the nature around her, and going on an adventure.
The little guy was having a blast running through, tripping on tree roots, hopping up, and doing the same thing over again.
Since it was so wide open, it was a nice relaxing stroll for the husband and I. We were thrilled to learn that both kids love the outdoors. (Next up, camping!!)
I’m looking forward to the next time we visit this park. We’ll go early, pack a lunch, and stay all the way up until naptime.
Does your family enjoy nature walks? Do you have any fun places close to your house that you like to explore?