Timothy and I had our first stay at home mommy-son outing on Saturday (Billy had a basketball officials' camp, so we got to get started over the weekend instead of Monday), and we decided to go to the zoo. We bought a yearly membership, so we can go every day if we want! We had a great time looking at the animals and sitting at a table with an umbrella (yes, this fascinated Timothy, hehe) and having snacks. We had a little talk on the way over about him being allowed to walk on his own, but he had to stay near mommy and not run away (he's pulled a couple of disappearing acts in Target and other places lately - luckily all with Billy there to chase him down - so I wasn't about to deal with that at 36 weeks pregnant!), otherwise he would go into the stroller. He did great! He took our talk very seriously, and repeated "no run ah mommy" several times to me throughout the morning. (He says "ah" in many sentences now, as he's trying to use prepositions, but doesn't have them all down yet. :)) Anyway, after having such a good time, I'm really looking forward to taking him back there again!
And now to explain the title of this post, two photos:
This photo was taken on June 1, 2008 (3 months old). Timothy was in the baby bjorn being suspended at the opening by daddy.
This one was taken on Saturday, June 5, 2010 (27 months 4 days old). Timothy was standing on the top step and able to get his little face up to the opening on his own. What a difference 2 years makes! :)