Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Playing At The Mall!

I've recently been trying to make sure I'm doing things with Zeke that I would have done with Owen or any of the other kids when they were younger. For some reason I don't necessarily take just Zeke and go somewhere. I usually wait until the other kids are home. Last week we needed to go to Target so I thought this was the perfect time to just do something fun with Zeke. So we headed down to the toys at the mall. 

Sometimes it can take Zeke a while to open up and go play with the toys, but he did great and just jumped right in. 

There were a few kids there, but it wasn't overly crowded so that was nice! He get a little nervous when there are a lot of kids around. 

I'm swimming in the water mama! 

Taking a trip down the river in a kayak!

It was fun watching him play and it really just hit me that this time next year I won't be able to do this stuff with him during the day. He'll be a big boy and he'll be off to Kindergarten learning and having so much fun at school. It made me a little sad, but I'm also excited for him too. Honestly he could probably go to Kindergarten right now he's such a smarty and he wants to learn so badly. It has made me realize even more that I need to do this stuff with him more often. Not necessarily go somewhere so I can check it off my list, but to take Zeke somewhere fun for the sole reason of going somewhere fun with Zeke. 

The very day after this outing we were on our way home from MOPS and it was so gorgeous out that instead of going straight home....even though Zeke hadn't had lunch yet...we drove to the park to play. I swung Zeke and went down on the slide with him and we even walk around the track at the park. Then to top it off we got a Slurpee on the way home. It was so much fun to take that time to just focus on my boy. Life gets crazy and my to do list is long...especially since the holidays are coming up. I'm going to try to be more intentional during this phase of Zeke's life! In just a few short months his life is going to look completely different and so will mine!