We welcomed some serious summer vibes this weekend. Temps were in the 70s and we busted out the sunscreen for the first time since last summer. We made the most of the weather by moving our euchre party to the patio (which is STILL not finished. But we made the most of it!). We had about 30 people over for tournament style progressive euchre. Happy to announce that I took third place, and David took first! Go home team!
The next day, we sweated off the mini-hangover in parent style by a trip to the zoo. The zoo was quite literally a zoo. I resolved to only ever going on weekday mornings from now on, however, there were plenty of strangers to beg to take a family photo – we picked a good one, she took 3 photos, then asked me if I wanted to look before she walked away. Stranger photog skillz for the win!
This was London’s first trip to the zoo, and I expected her to sleep the whole time. She surprised us all by chatting and singing to herself in the stroller the whole time, and staring wide-eyed when the animals were close enough to see. We were also worried that she would be a hot, sweaty mess in the helmet, but the Bugaboo Sun Canopy I talked David into buying saved the day! It even has SPF, so I didn’t have to worry too much about her getting fried, but we have this sunscreen for her super-sensitive skin and are obsessed. Peyton loves how this sunscreen foams!We attached a few toys using a Ryan and Rose clip, and didn’t have to worry about her losing her toys the whole day. (this firefly is her current favorite)
She surprised us later that day by again refusing to nap, and attempting real crawling for the first time:
Note: I almost worry less about her moving around outside because of the helmet! It sticks out enough at her forehead, that if she face plants, her nose doesn’t touch the ground! It’s also very reassuring for me to see that is isn’t slowing her down developmentally. I worried if she would be a late crawler because of it. I worry too much, according to David.
Unrelated: mommies of helmet babies: what do you do to protect the top of your baby’s head from the sun? I’m debating buying a toddler-sized sun hat, and just plopping it on top of the helmet, but I would love to hear any other ideas or suggestions!!
Also, I would never miss a chance to match these two little monsters. How adorable are Peyton’s shorts? London is still a drool-factory, so a bib is necessary, and I am OBSESSED with bibdanas lately. The watermelon print is everywhere this summer, and I couldn’t be happier! London has a coordinating bib from YayForHandmade on Etsy. Stay tuned for a very exciting giveaway announcement later this week on my Instagram (@heyitsjenna)