By the end of the day, baby Levi gets a little cuckoo. This video makes me laugh. At the pediatrician, they had me fill out a questionnaire that I think was an autism screen. One of the questions was, "Does your child ever walk with no apparent purpose?" I immediately thought about this video. Haha!
I'm sorry I haven't been very good about posting to the blog lately! I don't know why I've been such a slacker.
Today Levi had to go to Orlando to chaperone the youth temple trip, so baby and I were on our own. I polled my mom friends on things to do, and someone brought up that there was a street painting festival going on. We decided to check it out.
It was so cool! I couldn't believe how many street artists there were. There was probably a half mile of street paintings. The festival is two days long, so most artists were only starting today. My friend said if you go on Sunday most of the art is completed.
Alice in Wonderland
Abbey Road (the crosswalk is an actual crosswalk)
Star Wars Abbey Road
There was good food, live music, art booths, etc. There was also a fantastic block for kids to make their own street art.
Baby Levi hard at work
Baby Levi was really excited. I thought I would have to show him what to do, but he hopped out of his stroller and started drawing all on his own. Of course, about five seconds in, his wiped a giant chalk handprint right on his face. We both left the party covered in chalk.
Baby Levi's work of art
It was a hot day, but it was a lot of fun. We sipped some mango juice, took a break in a cool indoor art exhibition, and got to see the whole show.
Tortoises on the sidewalk. Why? Because it's cool.
What a cool little discovery we made! So glad we checked it out! And Levi's definitely jealous he missed it.
This is going to make some of you laugh, since you do NOT have these kinds of experiences in your town.
We had some lonely moments this week!
Friday we went to Baby Story Hour at our local library, and NO ONE showed up but us! But luckily, the awesome librarian held it anyway, just for us! It was a private session of story hour, complete with all the songs, dances, books, and playtime there normally would be. I got some time to talk to the librarian about her thoughts on preschool, and we had a very helpful discussion. It actually turned out to be a really nice time.
Today, baby Levi had his first day in nursery at church! And again, he was the only kid there! He did really well. He played with toys, ate a snack, colored, had a lesson, and practiced his numbers and colors. His teacher was very impressed with him, and enjoyed playing with him
He can be a shy little guy. So I think he likes play time on his own more than most kids would.
Last Wednesday and Thursday baby Levi and I went up to Orlando. My old roommate (old as in former, not old as in age:) ) from Washington, DC was in Orlando for a conference, so we met her at her awesome hotel to catch up and have some fun.
Michelle in front of the hotel
She was staying at the Swan and Dolphin hotel, which is right on Disney property, walking distance to Epcot and a water taxi away from Hollywood Studios. Our hotel room had a direct view of my MOST favorite ride, the Tower of Terror!!
Wednesday we hung by the pool and walked along Disney's Boardwalk, which is designed to look like Atlantic City.
Baby Levi found a beanbag toss on the Boardwalk. He cried when he had to leave it.
Here he's actually taking the beanbags OUT of the hole, not throwing them in.
Thursday we had lunch at Tommy Bahama's (did you know they have a restaurant? It was good.) and went to a really beautiful garden to walk around and chat.
Love the Spanish moss on the big trees.
I'm becoming my mother, taking pictures of flowers!
Baby Levi napping in his new awesome stroller.
It's so fun to catch up with old friends! Most of the time it makes me feel like no time has passed at all. I can't wait until baby Levi is old enough to appreciate Washington, DC, and we can visit all our friends up there for a fun family trip.