10 Days of Firsts: Day 1

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I thought it would be neat, as we head into the kids' 2nd birthday, if I tried to do something with them for the first time from September 1st until their birthday on the 10th.  I had the idea after doing a few firsts, so September 1st was the day of more than one!

Our first first was that the kids and I walked- no strollers, just our legs- to the schoolyard playground, 4 blocks away.  It's not the first time they've walked, mind you, but it was the first time that it was just me and them, sans a stroller.  We held hands and walked down the sidewalk.  It was a fun time.  So fun, in fact, that we did it twice in one day! (although, the second time, we were with friends, so that wasnt technically a first).

The big first of the day was... Juice Boxes! 

While at Whole Foods to pick up some things for dinner, I noticed they had the 8 pack of 4oz organic apple juice on sale.  We usually pick up a vegan gingersnap cookie at the end of our trip and the kids split it, so I decided to get the juice pack as a special drink.  As you can see, they had them in the car, and they were the hit.  Maya was hysterical.  When she was done, she calls out "Mama!" and when I turned, she shook the empty box and make a slurping (like, this drink is finished sound) noise.  It was pretty darn hysterical.

We'll see if I'm able to figure out something special for every day until their birthday!

3 comments:

St Elsewhere said...

How awesome is that! And absolutely a great idea to have a countdown to their birthday!

Jenn said...

:) Can't wait to see the rest of the 'firsts'!

claire said...

Have you considered turning your little one back to rear facing it looks like they would still fit! much safer :)

http://www.car-safety.org/rearface.html