I thought it was time to do a little family update over here. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in talking budgeting, saving money and frugal living that I can overlook the smaller things – like my cute family!
This little boy has been loving Summer! I think he’s enjoyed having Mom and Dad off on Fridays to get to do fun things together. We’ve been to Grant’s Farm in St. Louis to see the fun animals and take a fun ride through the park. He even went on his first carousel ride. He wasn’t too sure of it, but as long as I was near he was brave enough to try. But once the music stopped and the animals stopped moving, he was ready to get off.
J found a fun petting zoo called the Lazy L Safari Park not too far from our home, so we took a day trip up there. It was neat. A family had some acreage outside of a city and they turned it into a petting zoo with about 50 different species on the property. Most of the animals you could pet and feed, except for the camels since they’re a bit mean. Our little boy found a deer that he fell in love with. He kept going up to him and feeding him, then the deer would follow Dent has he walked down a path. Dent thought it was hilarious.
You all now how much our little man loves the water after our Florida vacation a few months ago, so we were sure to fill a little backyard kiddie pool so he could splish-splash anytime. Then when we went to a church carnival he found the one game that involved water… of course! Dent thought it was so fun to pick up ducks, splash them down then pick up another one. He wasn’t sure why he stopped getting prizes for picking up his ducks, but that’s because Mom ran out of tickets.
One of the biggest days so far is when we took Dent in for his first haircut. I thought I was going to really struggle with my baby’s little hairs being cut, but it ended up being such a great experience. I went to a friend from high school who has kids of her own and she was able to snip his hair without any problems. He wiggled a lot, but didn’t cry! I took a picture of him on his trike the day before just so I could remember his sweet baby hair.
It feels like this summer is flying by. I want time to stand still just a bit so I can enjoy my boy a little longer. I don’t know about you, but it feels like his first year flew by and his second is going twice as fast. I am going to savor the last few Fridays off and the rest of our Summer weekends together. We plan on watching some fun fireworks over the 4th of July and spend some time my the pool at my parents’ house. It’s going to be good!