So now that it's starting to feel like spring weather, my family has jumped into spring mode and has been participating in fun outdoor weather activities. Here's a little wrap up of some of the fun things we've been up to with the kiddo:
We vistited the Morris Arborteum to check out the cherry blossoms and the Big Bugs exhibit. The trees were beautiful!! Someone had fun climbing a few and running around. He loved following the map to find all of the 11 bugs throughout the gardens. From giant ants to a floating dragonfly, we found them all. This huge ladybug was particularly cute. All of the sculptures were made out of fallen trees and willow branches by an artist from Long Island. They will be there all summer, so I'm sure we will be back to see them again.
We took my son's favorite form of transportaion, the train and subway, and caught a Sunday afternoon Phillies game on opening weekend. It was a rather boring game, which they lost, but it was a nice day. My husband even won a baseball from the opening game! My son made his own homemade sign to cheer on the team. He loves that he has learned how to print and copies the spelling of words he doesn't know. I can't always read what he writes, but its wonderful to see his skills emerge.
We have tickets for some summer games, so hopefully we'll see a winning game then!
We visited a local playground with a friend. Can you see the absolute joy in his face as he ferociously rocks in that little car?
We took the train into Philadelphia for a "surprise" visit to see Daddy at work and have lunch. We snapped a few photos at the train station for a school project. He will be star of the week this week at school and we made a poster describing him. For his favorite place, he said it was SEPTA's Suburban Station. Not Disney World or Sesame Place. No, the train station in underground Center City Philadelphia. He wanted a photo of himself in front of the name of the station. This is his new smile...his Lego Man smile! (He even showed me the Lego minifigure he is trying to imitate!)
We had fun at lunch and then walked over to Sister Cities Park near the Parkway, along with a walk to Logan Square/Circle's fountain.
He had the chance to go back to the Parkway the next day with Daddy for the Philadelphia Science Festival. He checked out the Philadelphia CSI truck, did some science experiments and even got to climb on a real SEPTA bus, something that he has wanted to do for weeks! (He has a planned bus route he wants to go on in our neighborhood. He is obsessed!)
This week spring soccer starts. It will be his first time playing for our Township. He didn't want to do the intramural team, so I found an instructional soccer group for preschoolers. I hope he meets some local kids that he'll be in Kindergarten with next fall!