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The art work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We purchased a membership recently because they have some excellent programs for young children. We went on their monthly stroller tour in April and will be going back this month. I will be sharing a post with some of the activities that are perfect for parents of babies in the Philadelphia area as we experience some more that are our Spring bucket list.
Outside. We are so grateful for warmer weather because it means we are able to get out of the house. We have a playground across the street from our house and my daughter got to swing for the first time. She was uncertain about the whole thing, but mostly the wind, especially when it blew her hat off. She definitely is not a fan of the wind.
Books from the library. We went to our first library story time last month. My favorite way to check out books lately has definitely been getting e-books on my phone through the Kindle app. You can check out some that I read in April below.
Childhood visits to Linvilla Orchards. Linvilla is one of my favorite places to visit in the greater Philadelphia area. My husband and I have been there multiple times in the fall and summer for apple and strawberry picking. We brought our daughter there in the fall, but she pretty much slept through the entire thing. This time we took her to see the animals, including the adorable baby goats.
The egg dying kit that I bought last year on sale after Easter. We dyed a couple of eggs on the Saturday before Easter and our daughter was fascinated by the entire process. She was less than impressed with her Easter basket. I am looking forward to when she is able to get more out of the holidays and participate actively in traditions and activities.
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What happens when Amy’s sort-of ex-husband who has gone MIA for three years comes back into her and her children’s lives? She gets the chance to spend the summer in NYC and rediscover the self she lost while surviving as a single mother. This was a fun read that examined the dichotomy of life before and after kids.
Set during the depression, this book explores the desperation of poverty and the domino effect of a lie told in print. This book tells the story of a reporter desperate to catch a break, a secretary who wants to be a reporter, and a family eventually split apart by their ambition. This book is a little sad, but you definitely want to read to the end to find out if all ends well.
We find out early on that the main character and narrator of this novel is actually a girl who has been missing for over ten years and is in hiding from the killer. When the newspaper she works for starts a podcast to search for that missing girl, she tries to lead them to the killer without revealing that she is in fact missing Molly. I used to enjoy psychological thrillers more before I had a baby and realized that most of them seem to feature disturbing crimes involving children. This one, however, was a fascinating read that definitely has you rooting for Molly to find justice for herself and her family by the end.
What were you up to in April?