What a Weekend
Oh, what a weekend! I was so excited about this weekend, it may only be March, but for us it was the first weekend of Summer! It was 80+ degrees both days! The main goal, GET OUTSIDE! And we did. Saturday we went, just our family, to a park close to our house. It has a long path by the river and beautiful green grassy lawns to spread a blanket and enjoy the day. There are also grills and picnic shelters that we will be using later on in the summer and a stage for outdoor concerts. I’d like to think we will be able to go to one or two this spring and summer,but babies around here have a 7:30 bed time, so we’ll just have to see. We loaded up on the sunscreen, which is ok to use on babies under 6 months on exposed skin in small doses. Basically don’t plan on being on the beach all day for a week with a new born but a walk with no socks is ok as long as little piggys are protected. We like Neutrogena baby sunscreen spf 60. And off we were,
Saturday night was a rough night. We stayed up too late and each baby woke up twice during the night, never at the same time and on top of that they decided the middle of the night was the time to discuss all their worldly thoughts for HOURS! Sunday was a lot of fun! We successfully got the babies to take their morning nap it our bed!
So cute and important! Until now our babies have only been able to fall asleep easily in their my little lamb Fischer Price swings, which are great, but the girls are getting bigger and soon will be too big for the swings, so they will have to take their naps either in their cribs or ideally, wherever we are. So it is my goal to get them use to sleeping everywhere, the floor, the car, a random bed and their crib.
Then we drove to a nearby lake and had a picnic with a whole bunch of friends. It’s interesting every time we leave the house with the babies and this was a whole new experience. We were there for about five hours, it was hot and very sunny. So we set up an umbrella and we had a big blanket. Aside from the fact that the sun kept moving and we had to keep readjusting to stay in the shade, the girls LOVED being outside and with people. They were so happy just to lay in the shade and have all of us entertain them. We tried to take them on a walk around the park but they just cried and as soon as we returned to the blanket they were as happy as could be, I guess they just wanted to be a part of the party too.
A few things I love about this group of friends of ours is that they appreciate good food as much as we do and have a love (bordering on obsession) for photography as a hobby. They all have kids a few years older than ours and get some really amazing pictures of them running around and being kids by putting in a little effort to get the shot. Our friend Gabi even brought one of those big silver round screen sun deflectors. Check out the pictures he took! The light is amazing.Without the sun shield with the sun shield
We didn’t get around to having Gabi do a family photo for us, but we are traveling to the beach this summer with the same group of friends so we will be sure to enlist his expertise for the girls first trip to the beach.
I also did something I swore I would never do as a mother, I cut the tip off my poor baby Talia’s finger while trying to trim her nails, so sad. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, I cut the skin just enough for it to bleed, the problem is that when a baby gets a cut it takes a while for it to clot, so it bleeds for a while, like hours. There was blood all over the place, her outfit, her lovey, her swing, it was a pretty sad sight. I was doing it so slowly so that if I did cut too much she would pull her hand away before I hurt her, but she didn’t, she never even cried. She’s totally fine now, it stopped bleeding later in the day. I think I’ll just stick with the rounded scissors, they were working fine. I tried putting a band-aid on it. But she kept putting it in her mouth.