Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Change of Season

Yesterday was the first day of fall and as Anna and I walked back from the playground I could feel the new season in the air. It has gotten cooler here in Raleigh and we've pulled out our jeans and crockpot (at least for the week).

I think Anna's favorite thing about fall are the school buses full of kids. Lately she has been waking up from her nap saying "bus, bus". We then either sit on the front porch and watch the buses and kids go by or walk down to the playground. How nice it is to be able to get back outside after staying out of heat most of the summer, except at the pool of course. Fittingly, today is the first day of Take a Child Outside Week; a week focusing on getting kids outside and enjoying nature.

At MOPS today we had a speaker from Raleigh Parks and Rec to highlight some of the outdoor activities the city offers. As they passed around an 85 page booklet (for both kids and adults) I was amazed at all of the programs. One program I found interesting was Wee Walkers (Age: 1 yrs and up. Would you and your toddler like some company for your walks? Join others on an easy paced hike around the park. This is a great opportunity for adults and little ones to meet each other and explore nature. ) The girls and I may check this out next month.

To the outdoors we go!

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