Welcome to Bozeman! My kids are older than yours but there are lots of resources for toddlers here. Hope you love it as much as we have! (and this weather is not hurting things, nice and warm while it lasts...)
We just moved here about 3 weeks ago...<br>
it seems like a really great place for kids, we have been to several places and there are always tons of kiddos and mamas.<br>
Its actually a little bit overwhelming comparing with the last 2 places we lived with our boys (with NOTHING to do), also for my boys seeing SOOOOO many kids, they just want to sit in my lap and stare.<br>
We are debating needing to do some day care coming up so I can get a full time job, the boys have never gone and I worry about the adjustment, and finding a good place (there are so many).<br>
The boys take naps, still nurse some, are not potty trained... don't even know how all that applies when going to day care (we are talking 2-3 days a week).<br><br>
My other struggle is getting settled in our house (renting right now) while trying to take the boys out each day. I still have a pile of clothes in our room. A few boxes here and there... etc.<br><br>
Anyway, we moved away from 2 sets of grandparents that we would see about every 2 weeks, so that is a huge change and full of broken hearts and I hope to fill their hearts with some other things (like meeting new/nice children and mamas to play with).
Well I can't really help with the daycare dilema. As far as I know there aren't really enough facilities out there to hold all the kids. So it might be somewhat difficult to find a place.<br>
It's good you are getting the boys outside. My son has to go outside everyday, he is such a little bundle of energy! Have you tried going to the Children's Museum on Babcock (or is it Baxter? - always forget which is which)? That is a really fun place for kids.<br>
It seems as my son gets older there are more things for us to go do. I am really enjoying it. I live 1200 miles away from my parents (and I am an only child), so that was an extremely difficult transition for me. My kids don't care too much, because we were up here when they were born. Where did you move from?
Anyone braving the weather and going to the egg hunt at the museum tomorrow?<br>
(we live in CO, but my parents are here--so we're visiting)<br><br>
I love to visit here--there really are so many things to do with kids. And I feel like a lot of kids is the family norm, so I never feel odd with 3. We used to always come for a month in the summer when we lived in the East---and always have so much fun.<br><br>
Congratulations on your MT move.<br>
Don't feel bad about the unpacking---it is hard with little ones.
I have heard the museum egg hunt is a crazy madhouse, the one down by the farmers market/Bogert Park is sposed to be mellower...also what are you talking about bad weather? This is beautiful spring weather in MT! Have fun!!<br><br>
I hear ya on the kids, there are soooo many kids and preggo mamas here. It's great for families....
It was a madhouse. Actually it was more like locusts. The beautiful snowy fields were filled with pastel eggs, then they rang that bell and it was truly like a giant swarm of kids with baskets and parents with cameras and then there were no eggs anywhere at 10:01.<br><br>
We all had fun though. It made my dh think of the goldfish release at Bogert pool at the end of summer!<br><br>
No, not bad weather---you just have to be brave! It so totally turns on a dime, we were on Main St. on Friday walked into a store, and walked out into a white out. Today was so lovely though.
Hey MamaMontana! My son was born in March of 05, so ours sons are close in age also. Hopefully any and all the mom's who are on these boards will come to the Babywearing group on the 11th and we can all meet each other! How long have you lived here in Bozeman?
That sounds great (getting together)!<br>
I think meeting at CindyCindy's babywearing group at the library (not sure where but there should be another thread with more specifics?) will be a good starting place (then we can exchange numbers, etc)<br>
I'll be the one with the twins!<br>
Actually, I'm not positive I'll bring them... they usually go to story time at that time, and that's their dad's day off so he takes them...
Naseem, I hope you got the information you needed, gentleearthmama posted a thread on the BabyWearers of Bozeman meeting.<br>
It has been difficult to find a time where we think most mama's would be able to come. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at that same time is Books and Babies at the Library. I will have lots of comment cards out at the meeting if anybody has any suggestions for a better place or time to meet. The Parent Place is totally booked, except for Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. (and evenings are my family time). I am open to any suggestions<br>
I am really excited to meet everybody!!!
Hi Mamas, I'll try to make it on Wed, I have an appt. at 9, but perhaps we can make it there not too long after 10. I won't have my 2 year old with me, just the 4 month old, though, so I'll definitely be babywearing!! I look forward to meeting up.
I didn't want to start another thread on Bozeman, there seems to be many going currently so I thougt I'd post on here. We are likely coming up soon for DH to have a job interview with his company and as long as we like it, which from the sounds of it there we will, we will be moving. I was wondering if there is a zoo anywhere nearby. I will be HS and want to just find out what kinds of places we would have to take our kids on "field trips". The museum of the Rockies looks incredible, I can't wait to visit it. Any other suggestions about places that are there for field trips? Thanks for any input!<br><br>
PS: I hope I'm not intruding by posting here, if I am let me know and I will start a new thread! Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I think there is a zoo in Billings maybe. There is so much to do, if the weather is nice, a trip up to Hyalite lake which is about a half hour away for a picnic would be a nice thing for the day. You can hike a 1/4 mile on a very easy trail to the waterfalls which are gorgeous, there's a more intense hike too (better with no kids!)<br><br>
The MOR is great, and because there is the farm and all the outdoor stuff, that could take a good chunk of the day (the farm is an authentic 1800s house with an organic garden, and people who dress up, etc.)<br><br>
If you like to bike,t here are a ton of really nice biking trails and walking trails around town. There's a nice climbing rock near the community gardens. I already mentioned the beautiful library which has a fantastic kids area and there's a deli across the street with ice cream if you want to walk there...<br><br>
You can eat at the coop which is very nice and has good deli take out stuff.<br><br>
Bogert pool is good, that is off Church St. near downtown. On tues from 5-8 there's a great farmer's market with music, lots of kids...you can walk around downtown mainstreet and if you like mexican food, La Tinga is AMAZING...there's also the mall, which has a barnes and nobles and a natural oriented type toystore called Giggles.<br><br>
If you like to fish, there is world class fishing all around, the Gallatin R is about 10 min away. (The rivers are high right now because of snow melt). Yellowstone is only a 2 hour drive and it is fantastic for kids....If you drive just about anywhere in the southwest part of MT you can find great camping and fishing.<br><br>
You said I think you like gymnastics? You can check out the Lone Mountain gym and there is a pool there but I thinkonly for lessons.<br><br>
I think that would take care of you for a couple of days! Montana is such a great state for camping, we went on a trip this past wknd and had a great time exploring the camping sites and the fishing. Hope you enjoy and the weather is nice while you are here!
Thanks! It sounds so incredible there, I hope it works out for us! I guess once I'm there I'll see that there is no real reason to take kids to the zoo when wildlife and nature are your backyard! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I suppose I've gotten a bit too citified by living here in Las Cruces, NM. Thanks again for all the info!