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


  1. Yes, thanks for the tip about passes at the library!

    1. We should go there on a playdate one day. SO FUN!