On Saturday, we had our first family outing with Pavenzia. It was the first time she and I had left the house since we got home from the hospital- well, except for her one week pediatrician visit.
First, we went to the Wilderness Park near our house. It is still really hard for me to walk, so I took it slowly...one step at a time. Pavezia napped in the Baby Bjorn...here she is under the nursing cover. I don't think she even realized we left the house. Ha!
The big girls had a great time exploring. This is one of Paprika's favorite parts of the park. She calls it "the iguana" - she named it that about a year ago (the first time we came here). She loves to come and talk to it and pretend it's a giant iguana- and even though we haven't been to this park in a long time, she still remembered her iguana.
After a few hours at the park, I was having a hard time walking back to the car. I knew I needed to rest a bit, so Mr. M and the big girls dropped me and the baby off at home, and then they headed to the beach!
They splashed around in the water and made sandcastles on the beach. Then they went to the little Aquarium on the pier. And finally, stopped at the ice cream parlour on the way home.
It's amazing how when you have one child, the newborn phase seems so overwhelming...and then by the time you have three kids to take care of, it seems like a piece of cake to just be relaxing at home with the newborn! Ha!
By the way, this is what Paprika looks like when you tell her to "smile" for the camera. ;-)
Just a few months ago, these two seemed like such a handful, and now an outing with just them seems so much more manageable. Perspective!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Even here at the beach!