Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday This and That

(Aren't they cute?  There's few things Ben likes more than a good laugh)

We just had my favorite type of weekend, which is the type where there seems to be plenty of free time.  These are the best! There's nothing like following each family member's whims and relaxing together.

So, in no particular order, here are a few things I've been enjoying:

::Whenever I get a spare moment, I've been watching snippets of this documentary (it's amazing!  I really love it.  I do think I would have loved living on The Farm with these guys).

::We have our upcoming beach trip on our minds.  Does anyone have experience with a sun tent or something like it?  Who has been to the beach with little kids recently, and what was the single best thing you brought along?

::And for those of you who are also pregnant over the hot summer months, I've found a great, comfortable shoe to accommodate your feet!  I remember when I was six months pregnant with Zosia, we got back to Boston after doing some very ambitious hiking in the White Mountains, and I found that none of my shoes fit.  Not one pair.  We hobbled down to Harvard Square, and I went to four shoe stores before I found a pair of flip flops that would fit my swollen, sore feet.  I wore those shoes every day for the rest of my pregnancy, so I definitely value a pair of supportive shoes in pregnancy.

::And while I'm uncharacteristically linking up to products and things I like, one of my hypnobirthing moms gave me this teething necklace years ago, and I wear it all the time (even though I don't have any teething babies at the moment).  I get so many compliments on it, and people never believe it's actually intended for babies (Rosie, I'm looking at you: I think Mary Claire would like one of these :-).


Happy Monday!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Ben looks so cute!

How do you manage to have a light-colored sofa? We never could keep anything like that clean. Of course, we had dogs as well as kids . . .

Rosie said...

I really do need a nursing necklace! Although then I'm worried that she'd rather chew on it than nurse...

One and Doll said...

You are awesome....

Your shoes comment made me think of when I was pregnant with Junia (oh our summer babes!) and I was presiding at a wedding- but NO DRESS shoes fit me. I had to go shoe shopping with my MOther-In- Law- But i could't even bend over to put them on. She literally was strapping sandals on and off my feet. 10 pairs later... I wear a size 7. I think they are a 9!

Adele said...

Melissa, we have a dark dog! The secret is having a slipcovered sofa and keeping a blanket or throw on it. :-)

Adele said...

There is something almost magical about these growing pregnancy feet. I think the one nice thing about summer is that there are styles of shoe that can accommodate our poor swollen feet: I can't even imagine trying to find a boot that fits.