Thursday, February 18, 2010

Just a Walk in the Park

I was so oblivious when I had Carson. Throughout my pregnancy with him I envisioned our maternity leave together to be days where we both got dressed up and took trips to the park.


First of all he was born in December, not really a month for park weather. Second, he was a who couldn't lift his own head, let alone enjoy sliding or swings or even stay awake long enough to enjoy being outside, had the weather allowed. Gosh I was clueless!

Instead, we spent those first few weeks together staying in our pj's all day, sleeping, and watching Ellen. He was waking every 2-3 hours to be fed, so I was a sleepless zombie and so nervous and stressed every time he cried.

Oh, how different things are this time around. I feel so much calmer and have a little experience under my belt to know things like he won't die if I can't get to him in 30 seconds when the crying starts, or not to wake a sleeping baby to eat every 3 hours like the hospital tells you; they will let you know when they are hungry. I think God has also rewarded us with a big boy that can eat a little more which allows him to sleep in longer intervals. Which has left us rested and ready to take on the days!

Today brought us GORGEOUS weather!! A perfect day for a trip to the park. And we have a child old enough to actually enjoy it! (Although I think Deacon enjoyed himself as well.)

After getting loaded up in the car, we headed to our local park, which also sports a lovely pond with ducks to feed.
For some reason we had tons of stale bread at our house, and I think the ducks could smell it through the bag the way they were following Carson.

My boys! :)

The ducks were happy:
As you can see, Deacon was having a BLAST! (He is SO stinkin' cute!)

Next, we made our way over to the playground.

And the boys played some football:
...then back to the playground:
Do I really have to go back to work in a few short weeks??? I think we need to hit the lottery...

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