Spring is finally in the air in Central Pennsylvania, and today was supposed to be 58 and sunny. It's sunny alright, but the thermometer seems to have gotten stuck just a tad over 50. Since it's so beautiful outside, I decided to meet up with a girlfriend who was going to a local park/playground. I still don't have the energy/stamina to chase Alex around a playground (and now I have two kids to keep up with!), so the fact that I wouldn't be "alone" was motivation in and of itself! Her kiddos are 4 and 3, and Alex seems to get along with them quite well. So, when I told him we were going to meet Billy and Toni at the playground, he was more than excited!
I often regret that my being sick means that Alex misses out on some of the "normal" things of childhood - like going to the park while Daddy works, or building a snowman with his mom. So, when other people invite me to join them I jump at the chance. I just hope that they don't think I'm a lazy mom who wants them to do my job and "babysit" my kids - I don't. It's just less overwhelming knowing I'm not alone if I suddenly hit the wall of exhaustion.
Anyway - the kids had a fabulous time, and so did we mommies. There were probably 10 moms there with all of our kids in tow - at least all the kids that weren't in school. One wonderful woman (who I met for the first time today) even took Harrison for a very long walk in the stroller to help him fall asleep. What an angel she was! Here are a few snapshots of today's fun. Thank you, Katie for the invite!
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