I spent the most incredible spring day yesterday, strolling with Baby Joshua (and his Mom), along the beach, through a nearby garden center/nursery, and on our farm. We even enjoyed an outside lunch at a favorite seafood stop (which Joshua slept his way through). Somehow, the marvelous re-birth of spring flowers and outside activities seemed that much more special, sharing them with this precious seven-week-old miracle.
It’s actually May Day, but by the number of sunbathers on the beach, you would have thought it was the middle of summer!
It was a perfectly brilliant day and Joshua slept through his entire visit to the beach. He loves to be held close where he feels most comfortable, either in his Mom’s “babywearing” pack or in Grandmom’s arms (of course I had to have my time with him, too!)
I told Joshua that he’d have to wait just a little bit more before he was big enough to ride the antique carousel . . .
(He didn’t seem to mind.)
Then, we visited our favorite garden center and checked out all the spring flowers. Joshua pretty much slept his way through the Mandevilles, too . . .
Then, we walked through the orchard on our way home and enjoyed some late peach blossoms . . .
. . . and apple blossoms . . .
Mommy even gave Joshua a chance to feel the new, spring grass under his feet . . .
Then, he had a chance to play with Uncle Nate . . .
. . . and visited with Grandpa, too . . .
“Can I borrow your hat, Grandpa?”
It sure was a busy day for little Joshua . . . and a lovely day for all of us!
“Is it bedtime yet, Mommy?”
To continue strolling, please click on over to the Quiet Country House.