Family Activities with Molly –
I’m starting to realize that Molly is much less fussy when we’re out doing things. Do any other moms out there experience this? It’s so bizarre. She’ll be extremely fussy and screaming at home, but then we will take her out and she’ll be a complete angel. Everywhere we go people say what a good/easy baby she is. And she is a good baby! I love this little baby! Easy? Not so much. She’s a handful at home and then a perfect angel when we’re out. Which is why I am constantly looking for fun family activities we can do with a newborn.
A Day at the Park
Going to the park is one of our new favorite things to do! It’s usually pretty nice here is SoCal so this is something we can do year round, plus it’s a free activity! And I love that.
And this might seem strange to some people but one of the reasons I love to put on a cute outfit is because these little family outings are the perfect opportunity for photos! Photos of memories I will cherish forever. And I don’t want to be wearing sweats in those photos. Ha! At least not when I’m out in public. Sweats at home are great. Sweats in public – not so cute.
Which brings me to next next favorite newborn activity – walks with my family. Cause I’ve absolutely gone on walks with my family in my pajamas. Sometimes us moms don’t have the energy to get dress. I’ve been there for sure! That’s me TODAY in fact. As I type this (actually my hands are full so I’m using talk to text), I’m sitting in my glider, holding Molly and wearing PJ bottoms and a nursing tank. It’s 12pm and I don’t plan on changing anytime soon – maybe not at all.
But when I do dress up, I like to make it easy – and affordable of course! This shift dress is so easy to throw on. It’s super comfortable and flattering. And it’s under $50! It comes in a bunch of other colors. I really like to wear the shift dress (I’m wearing a medium BTW) with the big blanket scarf in the fall and boots.
And I’m accidentally wearing two necklaces in this photo. The long one is silver and the short one is rose gold. I normally wouldn’t wear these two together but I always wear my Molly necklace (the rose gold one) and when I was rushing to get dressed and out the door (I feel like I’m always rushing with an infant), I forgot to take it off! Oh well, I love it so I don’t mind 🙂
This might not be a popular option for a newborn activity. Ha! But Kevin and I love going to a local restaurant/bar on Sundays to watch Football with Molly.
Obviously only one of us will have a drink because the other one is driving. And if I want to have a couple drinks (cause I need it sometimes!), Kevin will bring a bottle of breast-milk for Molly. Doing this every other Sunday helps us feel normal. Like our lives haven’t totally changed. I mean they have totally changed, but we like to do some of the things we did before we had a baby. And having a beer on a Sunday is one of those things. Judge me if you want (I know some people will!), but this helps me unwind and therefore, helps me be a better mom.
Anyway, I would love it if you guys gave me some suggestions for things to do with an infant in the comments. Kevin and I would so appreciate any recommendations you guys have. Thanks Luvs!