On weekends, we usually head to the park or go somewhere. Of late, we've been taking the kids to a children's play gym called Gymboree where they goof around and play. We usually take them out for lunch -- the kids both love eating quesadillas from our local Mexican joint. Although they typically throw most of the food I prepare for them either on the floor or at me, they do a pretty good job when they eat out. Maddy especially loves to look around and wave and blow kisses at the people in the restaurant.
The next big step is to get the kids swimming. They both enjoy the water, and I figure once they are decent swimmers, we can look into buying the "family raft" for some very mellow floats on mild whitewater. That's probably 5 or 6 months away at least -- maybe a year. We'll see.
I'm really surprised that no one has opened one of these places here in Alameda, who's unofficial slogan is "Alameda, where hipsters go to breed." We've got five high end children's clothing shops within two blocks of each other, but no hipster coffee joint with a playground in it.
Milo and Mom bang along to the music at Gymbo.