Sometimes the plans you have in life don't always work out the way you plan. Sometimes it's a bad thing. Sometimes it's a good thing. Today, mommy's plans got cancelled. But it worked out because your mommy decided to take this lemon and make lemonade.
When mommy's plans got cancelled, I looked at your daddy and said, "Let's take Izzy somewhere." At first, we contemplated taking you to a museum, but then mommy had the brilliant idea of taking you to a park. And I found the perfect one to take you to - Pullen Park in Raleigh. It had everything your little heart could want - a train, a carousel, a cafe, a lake, and age-appropriate playgrounds.
After lunch, we packed up your diaper bag and headed out to the park. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the weather was perfect.
You enjoyed playing in the sand. (And in the mulch for that matter.)
You enjoyed swinging with daddy. (Sometimes you would even venture to let go of the swing with your hands in the air. You're so brave.)
You enjoyed exploring the park's train car. (Daddy held you the whole time so that you would stay safe.)
And you enjoyed your very first carousel ride. (The only time you cried was when the carousel slowed down to stop.)
We didn't get to ride the train, but we promise to take you to the park again one day soon so that you can. I have a feeling that Pullen Park is going to become "our" place.
Thank you for a wonderful day.