Sunday, September 12, 2010

scaredy cat

We've had quite the jam-packed, fun-filled weekend over in these parts. It started yesterday with Brittany's bridal shower that I was lucky enough to photograph and then the bebes and I trekked out to the Natzke's to celebrate Miss Paisley's first birthday. Today we were able to attend Mass at the new church for the very first time and rounded out the weekend celebrating Owen's second birthday. We had an absolutely wonderful time and we were super blessed to get spend a weekend with such amazing friends.

There is one thing that became painfully clear though; Luke needs to get out more. Well, the kids and I all really need to get out more. Luke gets very quiet and won't leave my side when we go somewhere new and today he freaked out (I mean, screaming, crying, and shaking) multiple times when some kids he didn't know walked past him. He was clutching onto Keith and refused to let go. Poor guy. Part of me just wanted him to toughen up, but really I just wish he could've been more comfortable.

So. I now have a goal for myself and the kiddos to make it out at least once a week to a place that isn't someone else's home. I need to get him exposed to other kids and adults and I think this might be a way to start that process. We definitely need to get out more often. My other issue is that I need to find places that are either free or relatively cheap to take us to. Any suggestions? Hopefully Luke, Reagan, and I will find somewhere to go soon!

5 comments:

Stefanie said...

bring them to my school! nothing will be scary after that! and it's free. and they will learn some new vocab, fashion, and hand gestures!

Traci Tenkely said...

Tumbleweed Park is super fun, busy and cheap. The Environmental Education Center is fun and the peeps who work there are really nice. And then my pool Mesquite Groves! Its open T-F 10a-1p and is the perfect time for little ones and their moms. Hurry before it gets too chilly!

Kyle said...

You should look for a playgroup for Luke! If you google Mom's Clubs in Gilbert, you can get hooked up with a group of moms (mostly who stay at home) who get together weekly for playdates :) You could also look for a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They meet every other week at lots of the Christian churches around. You don't have to attend the church to join! I go to The Grove, eventhough that's not our church. It's usually in the morning for a couple hours. You drop the kids off with great childcare (but you can keep Reagan with you if you need to!), they do all sorts of fun activities, and you get some time to relax and meet new friends! We do crafts, have speakers, eat yummy food...good times! :) We will always meet you at a park for a playdate too, once the weather cools off of course :)

Mattie said...

Katie, the Mesa childrens museum is also a great place. They are free the first Sunday of the month (if I remember correctly).

Donna said...

The library was fun for Luke the couple of times I took him and Reagan can sit on your lap.