Coffee in the Woods
If pina coladas are best sipped on beaches and hot mulled cider is to be enjoyed fireside in the fall, then I’ve decided a proper place for morning coffee is in the woods.
I don’t really know if there’s a place that wouldn’t be good for coffee, but I do know an impromptu traipse into the woods with my friend and our girls yesterday morning was an invigorating way to start the day.
A muffin and O.J. outdoor breakfast…
…followed by more egg art.
…and pretend fishin’.
Several of you have asked about the amber teething necklace. So I admit this might completely be the placebo effect, but Nella seems to be doing a lot less biting her fingers while crying.
…and the sleep is improving too. After rocking and walking for a half hour one afternoon last week, attempting to get her to sleep, I realized she was so frustrated nothing was helping. I did what I never thought I’d do–I kissed her, put her in her crib and let her work it out.
Turns out, that’s what she wanted. She cried for a very short time and ever since, naps are easy. A short rock followed by a kiss, a crib, a brief cry just to let us know she still thinks she’s in charge, and then she’s out.
It kind of happened by accident, but now it’s her favorite. “Do a heart in my hair,” she says. All she needs is a teenage boy with bad skin to give her a corsage, compliment her peach taffeta tea length gown, and off to prom she goes.
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There is a man sweating in a cheap Easter Bunny costume not far away, and we have a date to wave from a safe distance and pray he doesn’t come near us. So if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be on my way.
Happy whatever-it-is-you-celebrate this weekend!