It’s been a long past few months, both emotionally and physically. My health has been sub-par, and I’ve seen my doctors more frequently than I’ve seen my best friends. But this past weekend, Tall Dad and I decided to cast away the gloom and crabbiness. It was time to celebrate summertime, and all of our accomplishments this past month.
So what were these accomplishments?
Well, for one, I’ve started to get better. I’m not back to fully being myself, and some days are harder than others, but I know I am well on my way to recovery.
Our second cause for celebration is the fact that Itty Bitty started walking!!! He went straight from crawling to being a walking little rascal. I really didn’t expect it to be happening this soon, but he sure is a confident little toddler. Here’s a cute video of his first steps. Warning, it will probably make you squeal with delight.
So to celebrate our kickoff to summertime, I decided to take Itty Bitty on an adventure.
We stopped at Walgreens to pick up some healthy essentials – Band-Aids, Neosporin, and of course – some Neutrogena sunscreen.
Both Itty Bitty and I need to be incredibly careful of the sun’s rays – and I also wanted to make sure that his legs would be protected in case he tumbled and fell.
We grabbed a huge bottle of bubbles – because it’s Itty Bitty’s favorite activity. We were prepared to have fun in the sun!
I packed our diaper bag with diapers, our healthy essentials, snacks, grabbed my kite, and drove us to India Point Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
The park sits right along the bay, and boasts shady grassy patches which are perfect for picnics. It’s also a dynamite spot to fly kites.
The only problem…there was no wind.
Cue sad trombone. But only for one second.
Because, one thing that I’ve learned as a mom is that you always need to improvise! Luckily I had a bag full of tricks.
Other kids came by to listen to the music, and Itty Bitty played with them – even passed around a soccer ball for a little while! It was like a toddler version of The Big Game!
The sunshine hit our faces, and seemed to melt away all grumpiness from the past few months. Our tiny baby is now a walking toddler, and I’m on the road to recovery.
Life is good my friends. Life is good.
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I have two little boys and I would be lost without Neosporin and Band-Aids.
Luckily we didn't need to use any on Itty Bitty this day – but believe it or not I got a cut later that night 😉 Good thing I was prepared!
Looks like a fun day!!! I swear by Neosporin and Band-Aids. My daughter has left sided hemiplagia (cerebral palsy) and takes plenty of spills (not as much as she used to) so these are a must have!
My sister has right sided hemiglagia – and needs neosporin for all of her SIB
I actually need to make my way to Walgreens to start packing for our road trip to get our essentials. Thanks for the reminder!
Ooo – where are you going on your road trip?!
Having four boys, I often feel that I should have bought stock in BandAids! Great pics!
Hahaha I can only imagine! boys go through them like no other!
Does not matter the age.. we still need band aids and meds for the kids.. there is always something happening during the summer.. I like flying kites also.. just never enough wind..
Kites are one of my favorite activites
Sounds like a great day. We use the neo-to-go spray for the kids. That paired with a bandaid and kiss from mommy makes everything better.
I've never tried the spray – but I will pick some up this week 🙂
Awesome day! Sadly Dave has a neomycin allergy, but I still swear by it… and you know with all the toddler-isms we have stock in BandAids!
I didn't even know someone could have an allergy to that! yikes!
So far, I've used the bandaids more than Rhys 😉
Awe, that video is too too cute. Your lil' one is pretty good at keeping his balance while he contemplates whether or not he wanted to go after that ball. lol @ competition from the cat.
Awwww my little one just started walking as well. She was 9 months when I made the video of her first steps…and she also loves to dance. I will be praying for your health so that you feel better <3
what a handsome young man! Congratulations on such memorable milestone. Stay healthy!
We live for our bandaids. My son is a bit dramatic and so even if he gets a minor scrape he has to have me fully wrap it in a very very large bandage. Your son is really cute.
It's always important to make sure you've got some bandaids in stock, never know what can happen.
I am a stickler on making sure my Safety kit is put together and looking nice! I have two daughters that gets boo boos all the time!
Such a fun age! My son is just taking his first timid steps, so we are celebrating our own little walker this Summer as well. I also am well stocked on Band-Aids, Neosporin and Sun block… but it is my older kids and their bikes that really eat through my stash. Great post. #client