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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Outdoors Baby

I have no idea if Emily is even old enough to have preferences and a real personality, but so far the one that I see and the things she prefers are as perfect as can be for me.  She's a girl that definitely knows what she wants and what she wants happens to be exactly what I like.

To be outdoors.  

To be active.

To explore.  

I am taking full advantage of it in hopes that when she is more ambulatory and able to more willingly go on adventures with me she'll choose to be outdoors with me rather than cooped up inside.  Right now Emily could be the crankiest baby in the world, but if you take her outside she babbles away in happiness.  She smiles and laughs at nothing in particular, just the enjoyment of nature, a cool breeze, and trees passing by as I carry her. For her the world is perfect if she is out enjoying it.  

Could I be any luckier?  

This is why I always have my carrier pack in my car.  I can't count the times I have just popped Emily in the car seat, gone for a ride, and decided to stop and go for a little hike.  She's so convenient to carry around at this age, at least.  Not to mention, carrying around an extra 18 or so pounds helps burn the calories. 

Its just a win win all around.  For Emily and for me.  

This weekend I am hoping to go on a bigger hike with her since Shawn is working all day at the fire station.  Now begins the fun of planning a hiking destination!  If you're familiar with any great trails in the Vermont/New Hampshire area with mild-moderate hills that I could carry Emily up in a pack then let me know! 


Jessica @ One Shiny Star said...

What kind of backpack are you using? I have a handkerchief down from my parents but it is very chunky.

Rachel said...

lol. I was about to ask the same question as Jessica. It looks like a great backpack, please do tell!

Kristin said...

She looks so sweet! I have one outdoors kid and one kid who I think is literally allergic to the outdoors. I swear Hank hisses when the sunshine hits him. :-)

Junie said...

She is one lucky gal to have you as her Momma! :)

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Its made by Kelty Kids. Easiest the most comfortable thing I have ever worn... its just like a backpack. Emily also can sit in it incredibly easy... she has been in it for an hour at length before and never minded (nor did my back). Highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
I love how you get outdoors with Emily! She is very lucky and will grow up to really appreciate nature and all the beauty! You are looking like you have lost a lot of weight-way to go!!!

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