I like alliteration, just in case you didn’t notice. 🙂
Last week was rather busy, hence the lack of the post that I said was going to come every week. Ben had class in Chicago for work and the boys and I went with him. We also took Ben’s sister along with us to help with the boys. You will not meet her in any of these pictures because she insisted that she didn’t need to be in any of them.
The first couple of days we (Cassie and I, Seth-boy and Baby Cameron) didn’t do much other than hang out and chill, We did try to get out every day and go to the park to run off some energy though.
We walked around a couple of the local malls and waited for Ben to get out of class. On Sat. we all went to the Brookfield Zoo. BEST ZOO EVER!! We were really excited about the dolphin show, although Seth was really disappointed that the lions weren’t going to join in on the water action. I wish I could have gotten a picture of his face, it was so cute. “Where are the lions?”
We also went to the Shedd Aquarium on Sunday before heading home, but none of us were really that thrilled with it, fish are fish. Seth liked seeing more dolphins and the sharks and beluga whale, but overall I don’t think it was worth the price.
Three Fun Things to Teach Your Toddler
1. Introduce them to escalators. We live in a small town of 1900 and we hardly ever go anywhere there are escalators. This past week in Chicago we walked around some malls and Seth-boy took his first ever escalator ride. It was so much fun to watch his expressions change as he realized what was happening. He wasn’t so sure at first and needed help to keep his balance but after a couple of times he was a pro at getting on and off.
2. Help them conquer the slide. Seth is very much afraid of heights and things he can’t control, much like his momma, speed going down the slide is something that is very scary for him. It took a few minutes of watching me go down the slide, which
was not fun at all, before he would even attempt to come to the top, and then I had to carry him. We’re still working on getting him to go down himself, but at least he now says “wee” on the way down 🙂
3. Teach them to skip. This is so fun, you’ll both be laughing five seconds in. 🙂 One day a few weeks ago Ben and I took the boys to the park. Seth isn’t much for swinging and we hadn’t worked on slides yet, so we ended up walking along the river looking for fish. Seth started to get whiny on the way back, so in an effort to divert him, I decided it was time Seth learned how to skip. He does more of a hop-run-walk thing, but he is starting to get the hang of it. It was very useful last weekend in Chicago when he got tired of walking around the mall. Ben took Cameron and Seth and I skipped away. We got quite a few looks, but we were having fun and that is something Seth will always remember. 🙂
What is something that you had fun teaching your toddler? What do you remember your mother teaching you as a toddler, fun or otherwise?