My wonderful husband surprised me – I mean my son this past week with Disney On Ice tickets for New Year’s Eve. Truth be told, I may have mentioned to him in passing how awesome it would be to go. But he did the rest himself. It actually did not hit me until the morning of that my LO is just one and a half and well with the attention span of Dug. (Think: the talking dog from “Up.”) Spoiler Alert: Nick did great!
Adventure Destination: Disney On Ice “Worlds of Enchantment”
Cost: Varies depending on seat selection. Children under 2 – FREE
Length: About 2 1/2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.
Visiting museums has always been an interest that my husband and I share. No matter how many times we visit the same museums, we always find something new and fascinating. My personal favorites are always the dinosaur exhibits. Needless to say that I was pretty sad when my husband and son ventured off into the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles last month (on election day, actually – check out the post from that day here) while I was stuck in court for most of the day. Although this was our son’s first museum visit and I would have loved to go with them, its nice to let them have their own father/son adventures.
Adventure Destination: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost: Adults ($12), Seniors & Students ($9), Children ($5) children 2 & under – FREE
Parking: The museum offers parking, $12 per car and cash only
Stay Length: About 2 hours (with a toddler) including a lunch break
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”
– Dr. Seuss
When I was a child, on Saturday mornings my mom and I would walk to the city library, where she would let me check out as many books as I could fit in my tote bag. In theory, these books were supposed to keep me entertained throughout the week, but in practice by Sunday night I had already read all of them. I was intrigued with the various adventures that I could go on through the pages of books. One time, I recall my dad getting mad at me because I would not put my book down while we were having a family lunch. As “punishment” he told me to go to my room. Of course, I gladly went to my room as this meant quiet time for me to continue reading my book. It took him only a few minutes to realize that it wasn’t much of a punishment for me and he gave up. Fast forward twenty something years later and I can only hope that my little one finds as much excitement and as many adventures in books just like I did.
Today we took Nick to the Pumpkin Patch, one of or our yearly fall traditions. I was excited because last year Nick was only three months old and did not really know what was going on. Also, because the weather was nice and cool, unlike last year when it was over 100 ° in October, which is why we have named it “The Pumpkin Patch from Hell.” And, I was finally able to cross something off of our Fall Bucket List. If you’re looking for fall activities with a toddler, check out my post here.