My mom and I were so excited to make this trip to Virginia to see my aunt and grandfather. I haven’t seen them since LM’s birthday in January and I hadn’t been back to VA since my grandmother’s passing. My aunt had our whole stay planned out. So many fun things to do and our hopes were high. And let me tell you, we were not disappointed!
Our first day started off with a pedicure for my mom and I. My aunt doesn’t let the light of day touch her feet so she watched Gavin. But there was a catch, we had to get my grandfather to do it too. It wasn’t easy, but here’s the proof!
He loved it! Plus, my aunt got to spend some one on one time with LM playing on the rides.
After the nail salon, it was off to the petting zoo. LM does very well with animals for the most part. Cats, smaller dogs and such are fine but bigger animals are a little scary. Needless to say, he did not like the overzealous adult goats.
But the babies he loved!
And they loved him….well maybe just his pants!
He has a new love of turtles too.
Then it was the pony ride. I was a little apprehensive about how he would react. But I think that with the pony being so much bigger, and much less aggressive than the goats, he was very calm.
Time to ride!
He loved it so much that he refused to get off and the handler let him go for another trip around the yard!
Our Second day was full of outdoor fun. First up, Strawberry picking! This was even a first for me.
LM’s favorite thing to do was to pick, take a bite, and put it in the bucket. By the time we were done, about half the berries had a bite taken out of them.
The farm also had some products for sale and I had to get some of their honey.
|FIY: It’s delicious!|
On to the beach. I love that this kid isn’t afraid of things. He’s ready to try just about anything.
Day three, we hit the children’s museum. So much exploring and learning fun for LM.
Trains are a new favorite too!
Day four was a very unique experience. My aunt works on the naval base in Norfolk and she’s the Regional Manager for Navy owned forklifts. We visited the warehouse where all of the heavy equipment is stored and worked on.
LM didn’t want to leave. He could have run around that warehouse all day!
Days five and six were relaxing and involved some fun thrifting and fro-yo. Two of my favorite things ever!
We had such a great time. Our trip was full of fun and firsts! So many memories made and great time with family.