Nolan is always on the go these days. He starts bright and early and goes full force all day. His walking is now a run and he wants to do everything on his own. I'm now able to let him walk next to me when we are out and about and he follows about half the time. That's an improvement from when he first wanted to go on his own and would immediately turn in the opposite direction.
Here is a short clip of him out and about yesterday.
When he goes the opposite way or decides not to follow I say "Bye Nolan see you tomorrow," and move on a few feet. That usually gets him running towards me. For all you germophobes yep he was chewing on the brush for the goats. Got to love little boys!!
Part of the reason we are so busy is that we found a great group of moms to hang out with. I'm part of a meetup group called Busy Babies and Toddlers of Jacksonville. It's amazing to get together with 10-20 toddlers all at the same stage as Nolan and see them interact. I recently took on a bigger role with the group and am helping to organize it now. That means coming up with new ideas and events so everyone stays involved and active.
Nolan has a pretty active social calendar. This week he attended a potty training party (nope we aren't starting that quite yet), went to the zoo, and has a park playdate scheduled. Coming up soon is finger painting, an eat your veggies event, hands on children's museum, and much more! I'm sure you'll all see the pictures!
If you're looking to meet new people in your area I'd encourage you to check out Meetup.com to see what groups are in your area!