What a lovely, easy Spring break we had.
Although I love my weekly adventures far and wide with Noah, I was in the mood to just “stay local” that week. The weather was great, I didn’t feel like battling the vacation crowds at the usual hot spots, and I wanted to take the opportunity of no school and no commitments to connect with friends we don’t see very often (Noah is a VERY busy guy!).
We were lucky enough to get together with two of our favorite little girls – a special treat for Noah, whose life is pretty male-centric. His pre-school class is all-boy, our neighborhood friends likewise and even at home I’m typically the only female. So I always enjoy watching Noah interact with the opposite gender.
First up? Muscoot Farm, and the insanely adorable Waverly.
Muscoot is a real working farm, with original buildings dating back to the 1800’s.
Noah and Waverly had a great time visiting with the animals (there were brand new babies too!) and riding “the tractor”:
Later in the week we met up with my bloggy buddy Jodi and her totally awesome girl Paulina (who Noah completely adores). Jodi has become my “Connecticut Connection”, introducing me to some great places that I’ve never been to with any of my kids. We met at Bruce Park, a fabulous playground in Greenwich – and one of the nicest I’ve ever been to.
It should be noted here that Noah is playing with another child’s sand toys – NOT the bucket of THIRTEEN really cool sand toys I brought. What is it about other kids’ stuff???
Noah had a blast running around with Paulina between the “big” and “little” sections, playing in the sand box, and swinging and climbing his little heart out.
It was a nice change of pace for us – no traffic, crazy expensive parking or admission fees (both of these activities were completely free, with ample and easy parking), and a 30-minute drive from the house.
We’re back in the saddle though – stay tuned for our day in “Da Bronx” (my dad joined us!).