Keeping busy this winter

We’ve been making good use of the outlets around town that allow Jessica to run around like a madwomen and be recklessly 2 1/2 years old. Insert Crazy Bounce. This morning we had a play date with Stacey (the mom) and Abbi (the other wonderfully energetic 2 year old) and both Stacey and I are pregnant. Man was it nice to let Jessica (and Abbi) just go for it.
There’s not much she can jump on in our house during the colder months – we don’t let her jump on the bed or furniture because that’s already gotten us to the Emergency Room – so we have to be creative in getting all her energy out – and she has energy. Enough to power our entire neighborhood for a good 12 hours I think. She runs on the treadmill often and we have a pseudo monkey bar set up in the basement, but like all kids, a little variety goes a long way.
On the way home from Crazy Bounce we stopped by the aquatic center to sign her up for another round of swimming lessons for the month of Dec but found out that session was canceled so we went ahead and signed up for the January/February class. Now I just need to think of something to keep us busy through December – that doesn’t cost $7 every time we go.
Ideas?

2 thoughts on “Keeping busy this winter

  1. Allegan County Children’s Museum. Have you been there? It’s new within the last year, pretty nice and very hands on. There’s also a place on Adams just past the highway that some Moms at my church go regularly, but I don’t remember the name. All I remember hearing was “very clean and new toys, cheap, kept my kids occupied for hours.” I can email one of them if you want the name.

  2. I’m guessing it’s that Deanna’s playhouse or something like that? It’s on the corner of 16th (Adams) and Country Club? That’s a lot of fun, a lot like to GR kids museum – cost is $5 per person though. Worth it, but spendy for an every week endevour.

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