I haven't been posting much because not a lot has been going on. My son and I are just waiting out the winter, aching for the walks on our neighborhood streets that we've stopped taking because of the cold and the snow. My husband and I are just swelling with ideas for all of the fun things we can do and places to go when it's warmer- feeding ducks by the pond, the coast, the Maine Animal Sanctuary, Range Pond, Storyland and/or Funtown and definitely the New England Aquarium, Davis Mountain, Mollyockett Day in Bethel, the 4th of July by the river, picnics and playgrounds, Screw Auger Falls, the list goes on- all things that, since he'll be two this summer, our son will be more able to enjoy and participate in.
In the meantime we're doing a lot of window shopping, visits with aunts, uncles and grandparents, and Yo Gabba Gabba and Sesame Street. This is one of my son's favorite things:
And this is a close second:
We also like drawing with crayons, and I'll post a picture soon. He is quite the artist/scribbler and he doesn't even try to eat the crayons. He just sticks the tips up his nose sometimes.
In these last weeks of winter, with the snow coming in spurts and the temperatures rising to the near-tropic 40s and 50s (!!!) on some days it's hard not to ache for spring even if you appreciate the coldest season. To pass these long days we want to check out the Children's Museum in Portland and the Discovery Museum in Augusta. We may also do one of the Free Fridays at the PMA- I'd love to see their rock & roll photography exhibit.
And did you know that stores stop carrying sleds around Christmastime? Seriously. That's when winter is just beginning! And we didn't make the cutoff this year so we don't have anything to play with outside. My son won't play in the snow otherwise because he's distracted by how many layers I dress him in and the snow getting stuck to his mittens.
Note to self: next time, buy a sled before Thanksgiving.