Did you know that there are only about 940 Weekends between the time your child is born and the time the turn 18? That really puts into perspective how fleeting our time is.
So many people have made comments “Just wait until he is older and can do more things.” Or “Wait until he’s at a fun age!” But I don’t want to wait to make fun memories with my child! I know that a 7 months only will not have lasting memories of the moments we have together, but they feel joy in the moment and as parents we will remember that joy for the rest of our lives. So what are some things that you can do with baby to build some fun family memories? Here’s a list of some of my favorites!
Sometimes just a picnic out in the backyard is the perfect setting for fun filled memories. Nothing fancy, just some snack eaten in the fresh air followed by tummy time or even a nap on the blanket. Babies love all the sights and sounds of outside and being outdoors is wonderful for their development; so next time it’s a beautiful day outside, lay down a blanket and enjoy!
I don’t know about your little one, but mine LOVES the water. Filling up a sink, kiddie pool, or tub for just a little playtime can be a fun activity to break the routine and offer your baby some giggles.
The Zoo or Aquarium
Oh the sights, sounds, and smells! August loves animals and fish. He is perfectly content strolling around and taking in all the different colors and sounds. It’s amazing to watch the wonder on his face and honestly gives me such a different perspective of the world around us.
Christmas is coming up soon and just a stroll down the Christmas aisle at Hobby Lobby had August in a full trance. As the season approaches give them time to explore- look at the lights, push all the buttons on the interactive decor, let them feel a tree branch. It may seem simple, but sometimes that’s when the most precious memories are made.
Going for a walk together or playing in a swing is a great way to get away from the busyness of the day. I will always look for ways to get my little guy outdoors- he loves it and it is so good for him to experience different environments. Daily we go on the front porch to swing. Take your sweet baby outside- it’s good for the whole family!