As winter approaches I find myself dreading the winter months. What will we do in place of trips to the forrest, zoo, and parks. Most mornings I tend to get my errands and must do’s out of the way so we can have the morning for the kids. This usually consists of plopping down at the park or the forrest till nap time. During the winter months we still try to get outdoors for a bit, just not as long. The dreaded snow suits, gloves, boots, and stocking caps could literally make me pee my pants. Last year, Perry would head out to the backyard and play by himself for an hour or so…lets hope this year he continues with that tradition and maybe he’ll take Leo along. Anyway, we’ve gotten a bit crafty with our adventures when Im not in the mood for trudging around in the snow. Like heading to the sad empty mall with a Target as an anchor. Sometimes we head to Target for a coffee and some popcorn. Check out the toy isle. When that wears out we can check out the train table at Barnes and Noble where I’m able to do a little computer work. There’s also this quirky little antique shop in the mall that we like to explore. We found a bag of matchbox cars and trinkets for $1.5o. Headed out to the benches and Leo and his friends played with a bag of “new” treasures. We’ve also found local rec centers that have toddler gym time and that’s only $1 per adult. A giant gym with activities for the kids and bleachers for mom and dad to chill for a bit. A great way to release some much needed energy. We also have the local zoo with plenty of indoor exhibits. They get to spend a little time outdoors walking to the exhibits and warm up once inside.