27 April 2013

Mommy & Son Date Ideas

I love doing things with Croix. I like introducing new things to him and exploring new things myself. Its important to keep that mother son bond strong. Getting to know your kids as individuals and learn there personalities is key I believe to having a successful and healthy relationship with them as they grow. I made a list of things I wanted to do with him before he was even born (Yeah I was a pretty excited, lol). My list is pretty damn long let me tell ya! I even broke things down into seasons HAHAHA! But I wanted to share a few general ideas with you mommies out there as inspiration to take your son(s) on dates. I am all about making memories. Have fun! :)

At Home:

  • Have a picnic (indoors or out)
  • Explore outside
  • Play catch
  • Practice soccer skills
  • Build a fort in the living room
  • Craft day
  • Movie night at home
  • Play hide-and-go-seek
  • Build a puzzle together
  • Play board games
  • Bake some sugary goodies
  • Dig in the dirt
  • Water fight
  • Have a dance party
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • DIY project
  • Play wrestling (although watch your nose its very fragile and will bleed easily, trust me!)
  • Cook together
  • Color in coloring books.
  • Read together

Out and About:

  • Miniature golfing
  • Play football
  • Go to a kid movie premiere
  • Have a lunch/dinner date
  • Play basketball (we do this in the house too, lol)
  • Play at the park
  • Go out for ice-cream
  • Take a bike ride
  • Visit a toy store
  • Visit the zoo or local museum
  • Go to the beach
  • Go to a sporting event
  • Go for a long drive
  • Art class or pottery
  • Go to a bounce house
  • Shopping trip
  • Visit a book store and pick out a few new books

If you have any other fun date ideas I would love to hear them. Feel free to comment and share. :)

13 April 2013

My 1st Aquarium Visit

Some friends and I took Croix to Aquarium in Baltimore a few weeks ago for the first time. Our first stop was Bubba Gump's on the harbor.....OMG it was great. Croix really enjoyed his mac and cheese and all the food on everyone else's plate, lol!

Next stop the Aquarium. He was really amazed. His two favorite words throughout the whole visit was "Ewwwww" and "Whooooaaa" lol! And his cute little finger was pointing at everything. Here are a few candid moments of our trip.

This was a huge stingray.

It was feeding time in the tank. He took a break to wave to Croix.

Look at his reflection in the tank, priceless!



In the sharks mouth, lol!

He was trying to reach for the monkey's. Thanks Tina for being his guard rail, lol! 

It was a great trip and we had a great time. Thanks to my friend for the candid shots. Unfortunately, we don't get too many of those being that its just us. I'm always the photographer.
xoxo ;)

06 April 2013

Easter Decor & Fun

So I totally don't feel bad posting my Easter recap late, considering the fact that Easter is always in April soooooooo, lol. Easter was so much fun. Between decorating, Easter treats, making baskets and Easter egg hunts I don't know were to start. But let me attempt.......First I decorated of course :)


Then I made Easter treats for Croix's daycare friends...
THEN I made Croix's Easter basket and prepared our eggs for our Easter hunt...

I put stickers, crackers and a few pieces of candy (mostly for myself, lol) in the eggs and then I put alphabet letters on them and had our little own alphabet egg hunt. When we finished finding all the eggs I planted around the house we put them in order and sang the alphabet song :)

Croix's Easter Basket:
Bunny Ears, Elmo Potty Coloring book, 8 Jumbo Crayons, Cars Keys, Bunny Cookie, Mr. Froggy and an Iron Man glow stick.
THEEEEENNNN Croix put on his Easter outfit and we hit up the town for our other Easter egg hunts.
I believe this about sums it all up, lol! Extremely eventful day.

Happy Belated Easter XOXO,