Thursday, March 3, 2011
At last, it seems the icy days of winter have come to an end, and we welcome the springtime with wide, open arms! Spring weather is perfect for outdoor activities and introducing your little ones – or any of your loved ones, for that matter – to the beauty that is nature.
There’s nothing like a trip to the tranquil Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth to replenish your soul’s need for nature and balance. On a lovely Sunday afternoon, my husband and I took the kids for the first time. Dylan (3 years old) was absolutely delighted with the giant Koi in the garden’s many ponds and took an immediate liking to feeding them. (Note - if you go, don’t forget to pack quarters!).
Arley (eight months old) enjoyed the tall trees, fresh air and watching the other visiting families – especially the kids. In fact, she got so relaxed (or overwhelmed!) that she decided to take a nap in her stroller!
Does anyone have suggestions for other family-friendly outdoor adventures? We’d like to pack as many in before the summer’s heat sets in…
Mandy Forbus is a Sr. Marketing Specialist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst Euless Bedford and mother of two.