Growing up, there was a period in time where I didn't realize that my cousins and I were different genders. I went everywhere they went, and did everything I saw them do. These were my days in Jamaica where if you couldn't find me, I was likely in a tree or trying to kick a football (or soccer if you're American) like the boys did. Shortly after relocating here, I became a girly girl. I mean, I couldn't deny the boobs under my shirt any longer by this point. My husband who basically grew up on the shores of the island is such a nature buff. He can identify different species of fish, alligators...pretty much all marine life. This is a guy who used to swim in alligator infested water...for fun! It is his influence that eventually restored my curiosity and love with being outside. We're even talking about starting a garden in the backyard as an outdoor family activity we don't have to leave home for. Me, a garden? Is this a sign that I'm growing up for real?

Gumbo Limbo is a local nature center that we like to visit when it's not to hot out. Actually, it was a frequent place for us to stroll prior to our last stint in New York. We visited there for the first time since moving back and had a great time. If you're a turtle lover, they rehabilitate injured the ones that they've rescued. Admission is free, but you can leave a donation on your way out to keep the nature center alive. It's definitely a place I'd like to continue taking Grey to visit as he grows up.  
This is the moment that I understood why it's important for me to consider cloth diapering. If I can't bring myself to do it, the biodegradable from Honest seem like a great way to go. 
One of my hopes for my little boy is that he grows up loving nature and enjoys being outside. We're excited to get our little garden going and watch it grow as our family grows. 

What kind of outdoor activities do you like to do with your family?



Anonymous said...

Your husband is brave!!! Swim in alligator infested water wow!!!

(JIN) Love, Loss & Lacquer said...

Yea! Couldn't be me! That's a bit much lol


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