These two are pretty good at entertaining themselves. Ben has his own opinions, but he is still happy to follow Evie’s lead sometimes in search of fun. And food. Usually in the way of fruit.
This is on one of the walking paths near our house, just as things are starting to bloom. That may be one of the few things I’ll miss about this neighborhood when we leave: all the outdoor paths.
This is after I got my first COVID vaccine; we all went to the vaccination site then picked up some lunch and headed to a nearby park to eat. Unfortunately, it was a bit cold, so we piled in the back of the Subaru and ate in there, then walked around.
Ben really loves to ride his scooter, and he’s getting pretty good at it! He doesn’t quite zoom off, but he is able to balance one foot on the thing while moving himself forward with the other, mostly managing to steer himself in a straight line. Something he also does is say “new battery?” every time something doesn’t work or, I don’t know, for fun. Because he’s inspecting his scooter as you see here, but after these moments, he comes up to me and says “new battery?” And in response I essentially give him a low five and he goes back and puts the new battery in. And occasionally he’ll need more than one or four, and he’ll need additional new ones after a few moments of fiddling.
We went to Sky Meadow State Park for Easter and explored their historical farm site (or something like that), where the visitor’s center is, as well as chickens. This is just a preview of what’s to come. I don’t know if you can tell, but Ben has a huge grin on his face as he chases after that poor bird.
It was a pretty nice day and we found a place to eat lunch overlooking areas of the park.
While we were exploring some of the old buildings, James snuck a picture. You can tell we all have different emotions about that.
Finally, the chickens. There was a pay for feed thing, so we did that a few times and both kids got a huge kick out of it. Ben would slowly extend his hand, giggle as they got the food, quickly drop the rest on the ground, and then go back for more. Evie was only cautious at first, until she knew it wouldn’t hurt, and then she was giving out food to all the chickens she could get to.