Mold it, Make it, Bend it….Stack it?

Last week, Liam spotted the cups of Play-doh that were sitting in the pantry. We pulled them out and I put Liam up in his chair at the table. Then I did the unthinkable. I pulled the Play-doh out of the container. Liam starts shouting, “No! No! No! Back!”

I do as he pleases, thinking that maybe I just pulled out the wrong color (you can never be too sure with toddlers). I tried again, this time with the red Play-doh. I started showing him that you could mold it and flatten it, but Liam was having none of it.

On the verge of giving up completely, I thought why the hell not. I’ll just give him the cups and see if that’s what he wants. And what do you know, the little stink bot just wanted to stack the cups on top of each other.

Another lesson learned….by Mom…

IMG_7422 IMG_7430 IMG_7446 Liam telling me that he wants to take a picture.


A Morning at the Park

Spring has finally arrived!

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.

Tulips in the Italian Garden
Liam walking down to the Japanese garden


The fountain on the steps down to the Japanese garden
Liam waving, “bye,” as we were trying to get him to come with us to see the bear.
One of my favorite pictures from the weekend.



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