Connor and I have been itching to go camping this summer and with the summer winding down, we decided it was a must. It was a debate of whether we should bring Mila along, but we finally decided to bring the little one to continue to acclimate her to the nature surrounding us in Colorado. While it was a rollercoaster of emotions, we made it through the night.
She loved playing in the dirt and like most kids, ate her fair share. It was the first time Connor and I have let her play in nature, normally she’s in the back pack while we are hiking.
She enjoyed her dinner with us over the fire and was absolutely mesmerized by the flames. I forgot how much I missed the smell of a good ole bonfire. I haven’t been camping in over 10 years, which is terribly shocking considering I have such a desire to. I suppose it is from the fond memories I have growing up. Let me just say that by morning, I felt quite inexperienced. I knew the challenge would be there with bringing a toddler, but with this under our belt, we now know how to make it a better experience for all.
Even though it was a cold, rough night with Mila, we woke with high spirits and are more prepared for next time.
I had the opportunity to go up to the Breckenridge Beer Festival this weekend with family and friends. I went last year with Connor and his family, but since I was breastfeeding at the time, I sat under the medical stand with the EMTs because of the blazing weather.
Not only was the weather absolutely PERFECT this year, I hadn’t had the opportunity to see my friends in awhile (over a month) so it was some MUCH needed time together.
Mila was perfect company and had lots of fun strolling around with family. She’s going to be a socializer just like her parents.
It was GREAT company, GREAT weather, and GREAT beer.
We took the pass home and had to get out because it was far too beautiful not to. I think it is easy for me to go about day to day life without realizing the surroundings that are only moments away from me. Luckily, I have Connor who is constantly looking for adventures and will never let me forget to get out.
Such a lovely weekend that came to an end too quickly.
I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that it is already HALF WAY through the summer. It’s been a blessing to have so much time to myself (with no school) and to spend with my family. I typically feel defeat once Independence Day passes that the summer is almost over, but with this bundle of joy it is so important for me to cherish as much time as I have with her. SHE IS ALREADY 14 MONTHS.
I have had several lazy days with Mila where we bum around the house and play, but to conquer the anxiety of how quickly the time passes, we have been looking for PLENTY of things to do this summer for the family.
We are DEFINITELY looking forward to our weekend together since we are headed to Breckenridge. It’s the Breckenridge Beer Festival so we are going up to relax with friends and family. It’s rare for Connor and I to have a whole weekend off together so I cannot wait.