The Botanical Gardens feature prominently in my summer bucket list – not only to practice with my camera* but also to explore and play with Charlie. Tuesday morning, we did all of that! Katie took the day off, so we went with both boys (and a whole trunkful of gear 🙂
There are morning programs in the newly opened Children’s Garden
every day. Tuesday is Garden Playtime with “hands-on learning and sensory stations.” There were at least a half dozen stations with real bugs, play dough, and hidden “bugs” for the children to find.
We thought Charlie would enjoy the Splash Pad, but I think it was his least fun activity of the entire morning!
|iPhone photos – I didn’t want to get my camera wet
His favorite activity just might’ve been the Family Restroom. He and his mom visited the Yellow Door and the Green Door … and that’s when I had little Sam and my finding light moment.
It was a very cloudy morning; the city skyline was barely visible. I certainly didn’t have to worry about any sun flares!
And we didn’t have to worry about seeing everything on this one visit. I’m already planning my next morning with Charlie and an evening with his mama and a few girlfriends for Cocktails in the Garden
Yummm, when I snagged that Cocktails link I saw those drinks – I’m definitely a gin girl, but I might just have to give vodka a try this weekend. That White Rose Kennedy looks awfully tempting!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend … and a few fulfilled temptations!
*I had the 24mm lens (with no filters) on my camera for the entire visit. It is a wonderfully lightweight lens for being out and about.