Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Day at The Park

Early in July, we decided as a family that we needed to make a change. Our decision was to take the leap and Mike was going to become a SAHD (Stay at Home Dad). We had originally planned for this transition to occur on October 1st but I had some work things come up that required me to be in the office 5 days a week and then a week of travel. Because of this, we opted to move up the transition and Mike has officially been a SAHD for one full week.

If either of us were nervous about our decision, those concerns are gone after today. The most simple act of going to the park was something we were unable to do before today. Up until today, it was always a 1:3 parent to child ratio in our house. Because of this, it would be too dangerous to go out to the community park that is just a couple minutes away from our house.

So, the first chance we got, we were both excited to pack up the boys and head to the park. The boys were a little overwhelmed by all of the people and it took them a few minutes to loosen up. Once they were comfortable, Wes and Andrew were running around. In opposite directions of course....
Here is Wes getting ready to take a big step onto the bouncy bridge....
Jared was a little more cautious and ended up in Daddy's arms for most of the morning....

Wes thought he was one of the big kids. He was trying to do anything he was not big enough to do...
I was surprised that Andrew was as outgoing as he was. Typically, he freezes in public and tries to become invisible. Once he relaxed, he started running around the park. Here he is contemplating which direction to go....
Then.... he was gone..... wait up Andrew.... .
He was so funny. I am not sure what he was looking for but he just kept running around the sidewalk for the longest time. Here is a little video of Mommy chasing him. He was a man on a mission. The only thing that slowed him down was a pretty girl that walked by....

video

Going to the park is such a simple activity. It was a big milestone for our family and I look forward to many more outings and time spent together as a family!!!

Take care,

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