On one of the glorious Mondays that I have off, I decided to take boo to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. And it was the perfect idea, because he’s not strong (or smart) enough to pull the flowers off their stems, but there was so much space for him to just run around and play – because seriously, what damage could he do?
He loved walking up to the flowers and touching them – it would have made my Grandma so happy, since she loved flowers, too. And since it was about two in the afternoon, it wasn’t that crowded, so I just let him roam around without needing to hold my hand. They have two giant grass fields, and he got a kick out of just running through them. He spent most of his time walking through the rose garden and wanting to play with the fountain. It was such a nice day, and there were several other kids there running around. It’s so fun to get these Mondays with just my little guy, exploring and eating all the delicious foods — pretty much whatever we want. I love that he’ll run a little bit ahead or walk a little bit behind, but will always catch up or wait for mama to catch up before going. I cherish the times that he actually wants to be around his mama, because I know that he is mine now, but eventually he’ll be all about his daddy. I can’t wait to see where this next Monday will take us!