Friday, October 14, 2011

A Week in My Life: Friday

The acronym TGIF has never rung truer for me than this week, this day. The Arrow slept for 13 1/2 straight hours Thursday night/Friday morning and was fever free when he finally woke up at 9:30 this morning. So we were able to cancel his chest x-ray. He gobbled down an enormous breakfast and couldn't wait to take out a bunch of toys. Back to his usual playful self.

By late morning, we were both itching to finally get out of the house for fun. I stole this picture idea from Jen at Two Kids and a Map. Such a typical scene in my car.
Hitting the road.

We headed to downtown Columbus, Indiana to visit Viewpoint Books, our local independent bookstore.
Checking out his reflection.

This is a great spot to take kids, because the entire back of the store is essentially a children's playroom. They sell a lot of Melissa & Doug toys here and they have a lot of stuff out of the box for kids to try out. I try to time our visits to this shop for when I need to buy a gift for someone so that I have a reason to financially support them. I picked up a Christmas gift for my niece and a baby shower gift while we were there today. It's fun to browse in peace while The Arrow is so entertained.
Little boys and trains.

We kicked off Friday night with a fun romp around the yard. It occurred to me tonight that I've never captured one of The Arrow's favorite activities on film. It's his dad's flying leaps over him. Mission accomplished tonight.
The benefits of being 6'4" when you're the dad of a 2-year-old.

Then we headed to the park. We're so lucky to live just a few blocks away from Freedom Field, a multi-million dollar playground facility. (I wrote about Freedom Field for Visit Indiana last fall).
He's always holding the sides of the stroller like that. So cute.

Tonight The Arrow spent lots of time on the swings. I loved this shot.

We're so relieved to have him feeling better just in time for a fun weekend. Happy Friday everyone!

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