Hyde Park decided to have an art show on the square in honor of Cate's eight month birthday! Just kidding...but there really was an art show on the square today and it does happen to be Cate's eight month birthday. It's hard to believe how fast eight months has gone! We decided to head out the art show after church this morning.
While we don't practice "attachment" parenting (philosophy that says you should pretty much have your baby on you at all times), I do like to put Cate in the sling (love my Hotsling) or the front carrier instead of the stroller every so often. Today seemed like a good day for the sling since I didn't feel like maneuvering a stroller through a crowded square. Cate didn't seem to mind. It was cool to see all kinds of different art available for sale on the square. My personal favorites were the pictures done by local elementary, middle, and high school students. Maybe Cate will have some art there in a few years.
We posed for a picture in front of the fountain.
Cate was starting to get tired by this point, but we let her touch the water too. She is a little explorer for sure. We like to call her "Curious Cate."
We also found some pretty fall blooms and Daddy took these pictures.
It was a perfect day for baby leg warmers, which she has on under her dress. I LOVE baby leg warmers!!
Cate loves to touch the grass as well. She is fascinated by each little blade that sticks to her hand.
It was definitely a day well spent.