There are days when you just want to go to a small park and have a picnic so Baby Willow and I had a picnic at Smith Park in Bloomington, MN. Baby Willow was really excited about the playground and had to be reminded to eat their meal before playtime.
Afterwards Baby Willow was really patient with me trying to show the birds, flowers, fish and the like. One thing I want to note; please don’t drop your unwanted goldfish in ponds and lakes. They will change the habitat of that body of water and are a serious problem. Though I’ll admit promising to climb the random hill in the middle of the park and another round of playground time helped with this patience. I was disappointed to see that the Blue Heron and Egret weren’t fishing this time. However seeing the muskrat was cool for both of us. Baby Willow did point out that some of the flowers in the restoration area were in our garden. So I suppose they are paying attention.
It was a nice afternoon for Mommy and Me time I suppose.
C and I took advantage of a rare break in childcare to spend some time at Afton State Park. This state park is next to the St. Croix (pronounced similar to Croy) River. Seeing as it was a week day … Continue reading →
Before the snow hit we were able to check out an off the beaten path sculpture park that really seems to be an open air sculpture studio. The little I knew prior to visiting warned of it looking like a … Continue reading →
We went to this nature center as it was in the area and not so large that the kiddos would struggle. Longer walks these days don’t go over as well as in the past. Kid Willow has shown major … Continue reading →
So sometimes it is good to get out on a chilly day and explore. Apple picking was the name of the game so we bundled up and drove to Afton Apple Orchard. It seems to be a good value due … Continue reading →
So we drove to southern IA and wanted to see if we would see the California Zephyr Amtrak train. Unfortunately we missed it, but really liked a short visit at the old depot in Osceola, IA. The kiddos really enjoyed … Continue reading →
The Willow family has not been to this famous tourist attraction in a few years and waited a while after they renovated the entire area. We explored the garden with some acquaintances and enjoyed some time together in the garden. … Continue reading →
So I will admit that I goofed on my times and thought that the day we visited was an open house. It was not. So instead of touring the home, we took a meander around the park and the grounds. … Continue reading →
The last time C and I were at this lake we only had Spotty and Stripes. Ironically we visited around this time and it was interesting to see again after all this time. Kid Willow loved looking at the beaver/muskrat. … Continue reading →
We’ve been sick off and on and I am finally able to catch up with what we have been up to recently. I hope to get the other small outings posted soon. Truth be told, anyone that has visited lately … Continue reading →