Our friends ask if we always have activities on the weekends planned - and yes, yes we do. It makes for a much smoother weekend for us and Henry. The three of us inside all day is not a good situation and getting out of the house is a must. Now of course we aren't gone 12 hours a day, just short trips or activities that keep us entertained and not sitting on the couch.
I just became a member of a website called Our Kids. This website lists tons of activities in the area that we live. I can pull up any day of the week and see what is going on. Being first time parents we had no idea how many activities there are for children around here. I am then able to save the activities to a favorites folder and I go there when we are in a rut.
This past weekend I was on the website and found a great park that is just around the corner from our house. It is called Lake Fairfax. It is a man made lake but it has paddle boats, a dock for fishing, picnic tables galore, a carousel, some fun playgrounds and best of all a water park! The water park is not huge but it does have a lazy river and slides for kids. We were shocked that this was in our back yard. Another activity we can put on the list for this summer.
Then on Sunday we hit up Celebrate Fairfax. A festival for families with carnival rides, delicious greasy food, live music and a kids zone. Henry rode on his first carousel and his first ferris wheel. He loved them! He also loved the animals at the petting zoo they had. Too bad it was about 100 degrees out or we would have stayed longer. It was fun and we got of the house for a couple of hours.
Another great weekend gone and another week has started. This week will be busy - the Baker's are coming, a company picnic and Nana arrives on Sunday. Don't forget Father's Day on Sunday too!