To Try Something New, Pt. 3

 

     Good morning! Today, I'm sharing some photos from an outing we took with Bailey a couple of weeks ago. We visited one of favorite spots in Columbia, the Shelter Gardens, and as usual, she loved it! They have an old one-room schoolhouse on the property, pictured above, and they keep chalk out for kids that visit. Bailey is finally tall enough to reach on her own now, but still likes the full view from our height.

   They still have the original desks and charcoal stove that served as their heater, I would presume. It really is cool for kids today to get to explore an old schoolhouse. I'm sure it teaches them to appreciate how schools are constructed now!

      The rest of the property is gardens of various species of plants, flowers, and trees (they have the prettiest Weeping Willow). My favorite part, which should come to no shock to anyone, is the desert plant section.

     They have all kinds of succulents and even a couple of desert trees! It's also Western themed, which makes it even cooler in my book.

     See! Desert trees! Everything is spiny and spikey and I love it.

     They also keep tropical flowers, like this Hibiscus, which is another favorite kind of flower of mine. The ranking is desert, tropical, temperate forest (i.e. a Pacific Northwest situation), as far as my favorite flora goes. Thanks for reading about our little adventure, and have a great day!

To Play Together

     Hello Readers! Today I thought I'd share a little bit of what Bailey, my toddler, and I like to do when I'm off from work and on the weekends. Really, it's just a lot of playing and goofing around. She loves to be chased and then caught. Going to the park and exploring it is her favorite way to get out of the house. She also loves the grocery store, making messes, and stomping her little feet just to hear the sound. We spend a lot of our days together coloring, eating, singing songs, and pushing her little lawn mower around. I'm pretty sure bath time is the highlight of her day and when I ask the question "bath?" she immediately runs to her bathroom, ready to climb into the tub.

     A couple of weekends back, we visited the family Lake House and Bailey got to experience her first painting party! Her grandma had a little canvas for her and everything. It couldn't have been more adorable. This activity will definitely become a mini project of ours. I'm envisioning a gallery wall in Bailey's room filled with her own square canvas abstracts. See all of the cuteness below!

All photos taken by Kristen Williams. Thanks girl!