This past weekend, the family and I spent most of our time outdoors. We started our vegetable garden (more on that in an upcoming post), weeded the front flower beds, and we also went to the park. Liam loves having the freedom to roam around. And Maymont Park provides plenty of space for him to do so.
Maymont is also a great location for a budding photographer. They have a big petting zoo (Liam loves to see the cows and horses), an indoor nature center, dozens of wildlife exhibits, and an Italian, Japanese and butterfly gardens. After at least 3 different trips to Maymont, I was finally able to capture the tulips and trees in full bloom.
I think we can all agree that it has been a crazy Spring, at least weather wise. When it snowed last week, I was worried about finding activities to keep Liam busy. He doesn’t really care for going out in the snow yet. It’s like he forgets how to walk and will just stand in the middle of yard while the snow is falling all around him. He loves to watch it snow. But because he doesn’t actually know how to play/walk in the snow yet, I knew we would be house ridden.
I decided that we would take a crack at making chocolate chip cookies. This was something that I always enjoyed doing with Nan when she was alive and I was a little girl. Now, my nan always used the recipe on the back of the Nestlé Toll House bag. Because of that, that is what I also use. They always turn out crispy on the edges and soft on the inside. Just the way I like them.
The first time I attempted to make cookies with Liam, it didn’t really go over too well. He didn’t understand what was going on and just wanted to play with the silverware drawer. This time he got into it a bit more. When it comes to baking (ok, maybe it’s not just baking), I can be a bit of a control freak. So when I let him stir the dry ingredients together, that was as big of a step for me as it was for Liam. Thankfully he wasn’t too messy with the whole process, and he let me help him mix the ingredients as well. He even tried to take a taste of the flour, which he didn’t seem to enjoy too much. After awhile, he lost interest and plopped down on the chair he was standing on. I guess he wanted to take a supervisory roll.