toddler things

As Charlie gets older, I have to say I’m having fun doing more “things” together.  He is getting to the point where he can focus for more than 3 seconds, so it is (sometimes) actually worth it to set up activities.  He loves his toys of course, and while I know there are many more days of racing trucks around the kitchen floor ahead of me, its always more fun to go somewhere different or pull out something he’s never seen before.  We’ve been to two children’s museums recently.  The one in Raleigh (Marbles) is ridiculous.  It made Brandon & I want to be kids again!  I think he will have even more fun if we take him back in a couple of years- they had plenty for the littles, but it seemed more geared toward preschool-school age kids.  The Alamance Children’s Museum is perfect- smaller, closer and there is something he can do in just about every station.  Its been perfect for these cold January days when we just need to get out of the house for a couple of hours!

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We also went to the Natural Science Center in Greensboro over my mom’s winter break.  It was frigid, but we braved the cold for long enough to see some of the animals.  This alpaca was so funny… Charlie was a little scared though.  He also got to see otters (and some others) in person.  “Ott” was one of his first animal words, isn’t that random?
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(He looks a little bored here, but I really think he liked it.)

And at home we have been getting a little crafty with chunky crayons, homemade play dough and pipe cleaners:
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Good (toddler) times.  And OK, its fun for mommy and daddy too.

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