Monday, February 3, 2014

Happiness Is...Playtime

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
-Albert Einstein

I convinced Mike to brave the weekend crowds and make a quick trip to IKEA because we needed a new shower curtain. That place is crazy. We got lost in the maze of furniture as Henry napped in the ergo. We left the house to buy a shower curtain and we came back two hours later with the shower curtain and a bath mat and an inexpensive frame and, most importantly, a children's market stand.

Only $12.99 and it kept Henry busy all afternoon. Stocking the shelves is a lot of work, but my baby takes pride is his business.

 Other happy highlights from the last couple of days:

  • My dad bought Henry his first pair of skates and a mini stick. Henry has never been attached to a teddy bear or a blanky, but he carries that tiny hockey stick everywhere. The weather finally warmed up enough to take Henry skating on the canal. The conditions were excellent and my 13-month-old was determined to glide across the ice. I imagine it's a magical experience for Henry to have Winterlude in his own backyard.

I received a lot of inquiries about his bob skates. You can buy them at Canadian Tire for $10.
  • Our first trip to the Children's Museum. Henry ran around the world with his baby buddy, Margaret. They rode a bus together in Pakistan, participated in a tea ceremony in Japan and explored the pyramids in Egypt. There is so much to see and do at the Children's Museum. Bucketfuls of wonder and imagination, I tell ya!

Save your money and borrow the museum passes from your local library.

Happy Monday, friends!
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein