Courtesy of my Aunt Gwyneth.
Last night before bed…
Our church rents out the Carolina theatre and occasionally can’t get it. We missed the memo about an alternate location today and since we walked to church and were a good 20 minutes late we missed it entirely. This was the only picture I got of Helen Jeanette in her dress.
We checked out the chapel hill community center park this afternoon. Helen Jeanette had a blast!
Today was another beautiful springy day. We started off at the little gym for our last class before we pause for the summer. Then we played in the backyard until lunch, Daddy mowed the front yard and Mommy weeded and mulched the blackberry bushes while Helen Jeanette climbed everything she could. We pulled the water table out and she had a ball with it sans water.
After nap we test drove our new baby carrier at the Eno river park. It was beautiful but we were underprepared with sun protection and snacks. Fortunately it was after 4 so the sun wasn’t too intense and Helen Jeanette made it to the diner where she demolished a bowl of Apple sauce while waiting for her pancakes.
Helen Jeanette saw a lot of bears on the hike. Chris and I didn’t see any. She kept pointing them out and then later we asked her about the hike and what she had seen and she responded ‘bears, doggies’. I guess it’s good that she has imagination. There were quite a few doggies.
I’m super happy to have a structured baby carrier again, I never felt comfortable going hands free with the ktan and we lost the ergo we used to have. I’ve been making excuses and blaming our lack of carrier on not doing more with the bears, so now I won’t have any excuses.
This spring was long anticipated and welcomed with great enthusiasm! The first picture is from lunch at work this week, the others are from the park today.
When we pulled into the driveway the other day Helen Jeanette immediately said ‘Park’ and repeated it until daddy got home to take her. I thought it was pretty clever but Chris said he had told her that morning that they could go to the park after work. I’m not sure if she remembered but if so we need to really start being careful what we tell her!
The next day I told her on the way home we could go to the park and she was enthusiastic, but we were only there 5 minutes before we saw lightening and had to go home. She was a very sad little bear.
There is a good chance I am posting too many pictures from our weekend in the mountains, there will need to be a second post because these pictures are just saturday. We had a great time and Helen Jeanette LOVED the mountain house. Anytime she was inside she was standing out the door asking for “side side”.
We made a fire pit and roasted s’mores, and I hope that will be a something we repeat often and becomes a special memory for the kids. We also had a very successful egg hunt and spent a beautiful weekend outside.