I've gone to a few of the outings so far - a lunch at Chick-fil-a, a mall playground, a Christmas tree lighting; unfortunately no real love connection has been made for little Carter and me yet. The group has helped me get familiar with cool places to take kids around here, though.
The other day we went to Marmalade Skies. The cashier's eyes got wide when twenty moms and their kids crammed into his little yogurt shop. I guess nobody warned him about the stampede.
The setup was cool, you grab a cup and dispense your own yogurt, pile on as many toppings as you want - cereals, cookies, berries, candies, marshmallow goops, fudges and syrups. Then you take the cup to the cashier, he weighs it and charges you appropriately.
Since Carter isn't around kids all that much, I have to get to know him all over again in these types of settings. Instead of destroying his surroundings, he holds onto my leg and wants to sit on my lap and stare. Or he'll just stand there.
We found a spot beside a giant chalkboard to eat our yogurt.
Sorry about the fuzzy pictures. I didn't bring my good camera. I kinda got stared at funny for even whipping out my little camera, so no artsy photos today.