All day today I've been thinking it was Friday. Even yesterday I thought today would be Friday. Every time I've realized today is only Thursday I am exceedingly disappointed. Long week, friends, long week.
Anyway, now that the weather is getting colder here I've been having trouble thinking of things to do with the baby to help fill our days. Our default is stay at home and hang out or go to the park and look at the trees, looking at trees is Baby's favorite thing, but soon the leaves will be all gone. It's hard coming up with things to do with an infant; it's not like we can do a craft project or bake something or play a game. He can't even sit up and holding things is a hit or miss proposition. He's mostly in to just looking at stuff. It's extra awesome if that stuff moves, but not too fast for him to see it.
Pet store to look at fish
Watch people swim at the indoor pool*
Botanical Gardens Conservatory (Specifically, the waterfall in the Hawaii room)
National Gallery's water fountain
Portrait Gallery's atrium with its undulating ceiling and large area to run around
Natural History for dinosaurs
Building Museum** (The playroom will be fun when he's a little older.)
American History (Probably the least interesting for babies, but it has lots of toys on display.)
Visit Chuk at work
Ride the bus or metro**
Coffee shop** to people watch
Take a bath together***
Playground (For myself, I list out all five playgrounds within walking distance of my apartment.)
Feed ducks at the river
Watch the bigger kids play sports at school, soccer field, or little league field
Arboretum for the koi pond (and the trees, obviously, trees are his favorite)
Walk around the neighborhood
Sculpture Garden to watch ice skaters in the winter and fountain in the spring
*Our city's indoor pool has a large window between the lobby and the pool so we don't have to be on the actual pool deck.
**Fee associated with this activity
***Not outside the house, but still different from playing with our same old toys.