I've got lots of photos from the trip (and I'll share even more tomorrow when I post about meeting some of the Natural Parents Network volunteers). But for now, the rest of our visit with Dionna and her family:
Dionna, Kieran, Daniel and I went to the zoo with Mandy of Living Peacefully with Children and her four lovely kiddos. Here we are on the train at the zoo. Daniel decided to take a nap instead of seeing the sights:
|I'm sharing this photo in honor of International Babywearing Week (Oct. 10-16). |
I'm loving my new Boba soft structured carrier, which got tons of use on this trip!
When Daniel woke up from his nap in the carrier, I gave him an apple slice from Dionna's stash of snacks, and he happily walked around the zoo munching on it the rest of the time we were there:
|He was excited to point at this sheep (while calling it "Eddie")|
...right up until the sheep showed interest in him. Tears ensued.
The next day, we went to a pumpkin patch with Acacia (formerly of Fingerpaint and Superheroes) and her two little ones. There was a small grain silo with dry corn and digging tools in it. Daniel and Kieran played in there while we were waiting for Acacia to arrive:
|D found a broken shovel handle and held onto it for |
the rest of the outing—the rest of the week, actually.
(We still have it, since he couldn't let it go.)
|I was there too, I swear!|
Another day, we went to Dionna's midwife appointment, and I took this photograph of their family listening to the baby's heartbeat:
During the week, we spent time outside together eating, swinging, and playing in the yard (something we don't have here in Portland):
|Daniel loved eating at this little picnic table! |
(I made that tie dye fitted diaper for him. =)
On Friday night, Momma Jorje arrived, as well as Rebekah and Chris of Liberated Family, followed by both Amanda of Let's Take the Metro and Shannon of The Artful Mama (after Daniel and I were already in bed).
On Saturday, the festivities began! ...But that's a post for another day (tomorrow). 'Til then!
Linked up at Wordless Wednesday at Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network.