The Weekend’s Golden Hour Walks

This weekend Minnesota pulled back her winter curtain and revealed glimpses of the spring colors and temperatures we’ve been oh-so-impatiently waiting for, and we made sure to take full advantage of the occasion. Saturday and Sunday night we strapped Olivia into her baby carrier and took her around the neighborhood. She loved being outside, and I was so happy that my sister surprised her with these cute baby sunglasses from carters! Livy Jean was loving life because she didn’t have to squint through the sun’s rays. And we were loving her little squeels and grunts every time she heard a car drive by or caught sight of a dog. Girlfriend sure loves the outdoors!

That gummy smile! I can’t even imagine how different she’ll look once her teeth pop up!

Saturday night we decided to head back to the park for a golden evening of swinging and staring at the park wood chips which, it turns out, are a whole lot more fascinating than I could have ever imagined. She notices everything. Transforms even ordinary wood chips into a mini universe that needs to be explored.

And is it just me, or do those sunglasses really bring out her inner “baby ‘tude”?

There is no song sweeter than the sound of a baby giggling in a park swing. I highly recommend you give it a listen if you’ve got the time.

Sunday night turned out to be even warmer than Saturday, so we walked to Lake Vadnais and watched the geese high-step their way across the frozen waters. Olivia did what she does best: suck on her hands and urp all over her clothes. She must think that I like doing the laundry or something.

This little family of mine! Be still my thankful heart.

Confidence is flashing a smile right after you’ve urped all over the front of your coat and baby carrier. Looking good, Livy. You do YOU, girl.

Down by the lake was chillier than we expected, but quiet and peaceful and somehow meaningful. We’re hoping to adventure to more of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes with Livy girl. But her first lake! In all its frozen, Minnesota glory. Before we know it, she’ll be eating casserole, ice fishing, and making her “R”s sound a bit harder than they need to be, dontcha know.

Here’s to warmer temperatures and more golden hour adventures with my sunshine girl.

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