Year Five: Wood


This weekend we celebrated our five year anniversary by taking a trip up north. We love a good themed anniversary and year five is "wood"--wood based gifts and a trip to the woods! 

It was our second road trip this month and we've been so lucky with how well Simon has been doing with them--maybe he knows that along with a long drive comes cooler weather and lots of time outdoors, his very favorite place to be! People are meant to spend time outdoors, having a baby has helped me realize this more and more. Being in Mesa during the summer makes me sort of depressed because it's dangerously hot outside (hence the reason we're heading on our third road trip this month tomorrow)! I love seeing this beautiful world through Simon's eyes. 

One of his favorite things, (besides nursing ;)) has always been watching the leaves rustle in the in wind. An aspen forest is pretty much ideal for such things! He also couldn't stop giggling at Poppy as she dug her heart out. It was such a beautiful escape and we can't wait to go back up to Flagstaff in the Fall to see the leaves change.

Marcus made me this pretty little video of our afternoon. I'll treasure it always.
song//Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
We absolutely love our ergobaby performance carrier, it certainly helps us get outside and go on more adventures! It's made out of a sportier mesh fabric that keeps you cooler and dryer for outdoor activities. And when you have a 22 pound 7 month old, you need all the help you can get carrying him around! I let my sister borrow our carrier this week to see if she liked it. She has a bitzy little baby girl and so she used the infant insert. She's sold and can't wait to order one for herself. This little miracle has easily made it's way to our favorite things list! I wish I were Oprah and could give you each one! Haha 
I loved my friend, Dani's tip on how to stay even cooler while baby wearing this summer--an ice-pack in the zipper pocket! Genius! Here are some more tips on staying cool while baby wearing in the summer.
on me: striped top//swell (similar herehere and here), initial necklace//barberry&lace (here), buffalo check flannel//jcrew (similar here), grey skinnies//forever21 (here and similar here), mocs//minnetonka (here)
on marcus: linen button up//old navy (here), jeans//american eagle, boots//cole haan (here), watch//skagen (here)
on simon: striped onesie//american apparel (here), paci clip//madeline's box (here), natural rubber paci//natursutten (here), performance carrier//c.o. ergobaby (here), mat//c.o. let's playground, red union suit//c.o. goatmilknyc (here)
Grabbed dinner to go in Flagstaff and picnicked in the park on our way out of town!
We stayed the night in Pine and had breakfast at the historic Randall House before heading back to Mesa. I couldn't even deal with how cute Simon was in his red long-johns!

What's been your favorite adventure this summer? 
Any traveling with baby tips?

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Lizi said...

Simon is a delicious baby! So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Beverly Houpt said...

Ah! Simon is just a little chunk!! <3
I looooove the video. The end where you're nursing him and he falls asleep is my favorite! Literally got teary eyed. Good to know that the 5 year anniversary is wood. Our's is in January!
I SERIOUSLY love my ergo 360 performance too. Makes shopping so much happier- Gwen gets fussy if she's in a cart too long. And that ice pack tip is excellent.

Irene said...

Happy fifth anniversary! what a beautiful little family you have, and the pictures of that forest are so pretty! I love forests, especially in summer! I understand not loving extreme heat. I had that everysummer where I grew up (Southern Spain) and I don't miss it a bit! In just a week I'll be leaving for Ireland and we'll have two lovely weekes of rain :D

Veronica said...

I love the pictures! What camera did you use??


Miss Angie said...

Your family is so adorable! Great photos also.

Maggie Hatch said...

I spy a striped shirt! :) These pictures are to die for! Happy belated anniversary!

Elaine Bagley said...

that looks like a very pretty trip and a very handy baby carrier. we used to use things like that, but didn't look so sturdy back then!

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