It’s ridiculously late at night (or ridiculously early in the morning), but I wanted to post this before going to bed since I feel guilty that we haven’t been keeping current here on the RooBlog.
Ellie is still WonderBaby™, though she’s started to be more difficult when we try to put her down to sleep unless she’s exhausted. I’m taking that as a compliment – Kim and I must be so darn interesting that she just doesn’t want to miss anything! Or, you know, she’s getting wise to our sleepy-time tricks.
She didn’t nap at all this morning and got predictably cranky in the early afternoon. I suggested a walk, so I loaded her up in the Baby Bjorn and the three of us took a walk in the neighborhood. Kim took me down into a nearby cul-de-sac where a path leads down into Carkeek Park. I had no idea there was an entrance there, which means we’re about a 10-minute walk from our front door to a lush forested area.
We hiked to a bluff overlooking the sound and enjoyed the view of the sun reflected on the water, punctuated by sailboats, and then headed back. Finally, as we were leaving the forest, Ellie fell asleep on my chest, her head nodded down and her arms limp at her sides.
I wasn’t going to ruin the naptime opportunity, so when we arrived at home Kim grabbed a camp chair and I sat under a tree and read a book while Ellie slept. She probably snoozed for another half hour or so, during which time Kim relaxed on the hammock and we both enjoyed the nice weather.
Eventually, Ellie woke up, but we stayed outside: I put down a picnic blanket and read my book, Ellie played with her toes and watched the leaves overhead, and Kim brought out sandwiches and read a magazine. I had a great afternoon.