since aya has been back in school i’m loving all the one on one time with charlie. it’s changed of course with all the cold weather we’ve been having but this late summer and fall with just me and him was pretty lovely. we’d set out in the morning right after aya was dropped off at school and explore a beach or go on a hike. september and early fall was my favourite. it’s the best for beaches with the perfect weather and they’re almost always close to empty. i really love quality one on one time and believe it is so important for mamas and their kids.
^^^on this beach trip we were on a mission to find reclaimed wood for shelving, charlie was actually a huge help and we had some success! ^^^a girl and her dogs. ^^^poodle photobomb! ^^^he laid down on this log and almost fell asleep! he was so tired, the point of getting him out everyday wasn’t just to have fun, it was to tucker him out as well… ^^^sleepy charlie, sometimes after a morning adventure he would nap for up to 3 hours!
here’s a few of my favourite things to do with the kids for one on one time or with them both along…
- go to the beach
- go to different playgrounds and waterparks in the area and discover your favourite ones
- have a picnic
- see a matinee
- explore a nearby forest and collect leaves, sticks and rocks
- go on a hike (i bring a jogging stroller and carrier along but let them hike for as long as possible on their own)
- visit a petting zoo
- go for a jog/ speed walk while your little one bikes or scooters