We took Banks to the Grove for the first time this season and he. had. a. ball. It was a little boy heaven. No joke. He might have been the dirtiest he's ever been at the end of the day. Thank the Lord for Oxyclean or his outfit might have never been the same. I consider our trip to be a success for a few reasons:
Reason #1: He didn't get lost.
This is not necessarily due to my awesome parenting skills but more to the food table. He didn't get more than 50 steps away from the table all day.
Just helping himself...
I know for a fact he ate at least 4 of these rolls, a sandwich, some fruit, hand fulls of chips, two (maybe more?) cookies, carrots and no telling what else.
I didn't have to entertain him. He had lots of friends to do that for me.
Will and Maggie Jones with Banks (note that he is still eating here)
And with June Perkins
In addition to lots of friends, he had lots of boy stuff with which to play.
He dug in the dirt and pulled up the grass.
He played football.
Reason #3: He was exhausted by the end of the day. He had no nap and pretty much went this speed all day (only stopping to eat, of course):
Finally, he became quite the ladies man that day. He's quite the charmer anyway, but really took to a few of the "older" ladies. Here he is telling me to stop taking his picture because I'm embarrassing him in front of his lady friends: