Saturday, February 7, 2009

What a Great Saturday!

I think because I grew up playing baseball, the spring is my favorite time of the year. I know it is not spring yet, but yesterday we got a preview of what's coming soon. The day started not long after we got up. After we ate breakfast Cooper and I decided to take Buford for a walk. Since Cooper was born Buford sort of gets the short end of the stick. I guess that's just the way it is, but walking him is something that I definitely need to do more of.

Good ole Buf. Allison and I got him one month before we got married. It is amazing how old he is starting to look.

After we got home from our walk I got Cooper's tractor out that he got for his birthday. He still hasn't mastered the coordination of pushing the gas pedal and turning the steering wheel. I don't think he minds too much though. He also doesn't seem to mind going around and around in circles.

Eventually Cooper did get tired of going in circles and asked to go inside. We weren't inside 15 minutes when I asked him if he wanted to go to the park and slide and he gladly said yes. I packed him in the stroller and we headed off to the park that is only about 1/2 mile from our house. His favorite thing was definitely sliding, but we also ran and jumped around the park, swung, climbed on monkey bars, and played on all of the playground equipment. We stayed at the park for over an hour and Cooper was pretty tired by the time we left. However, he wasn't so tired that he couldn't ride his bicycle for a little while after we got home.

Last night we went to an early dinner and then to a birthday party for Addison, the daughter of some friends of ours from high school. She turned three and her party was at My Gym in Brentwood. If you have kids and have never been here it is awesome. They have tons of stuff for kids to play on including trampolines, a ball pit, parallel bars, lots of soft mats and things to jump and play on, swings, as well as structured games, stories, and other activities. We had never been there, but Cooper had a blast and I am sure we will be back. Although it was a birthday party, there was a lot of structured exercise and activity and the two people who took care of the program were fantastic.

Wow! For a day that we only had one thing planned (that we actually forgot about until mid-day), we did a lot. I love days like yesterday. I love to wake up with no plans in mind and be able to spend the entire day filling it up with playing and spending time as a family. We should do this more often.

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