Walking around Greenlake
These past few weeks since Jasper was born have been a blur. Between the enormous departure from our previous schedules and sleep deprivation it is easy for each day to blur into the other. "What did we do yesterday?" is a common question around our house these days. While we have been out and about people usually inquire about how old our child is. Once they realize how young he is, they usually exclaim how they are surprised we are out and about.
As we adjust to our new life, one thing we have tried to do every single day is leave the house. Some days it might just be a run to Target or the grocery store while other days it could be going out to lunch, going on a walk or visiting a friend. Something I realized early on is how much work is associated with leaving the house with a newborn, but also how much better I feel when I make the effort and leave the house.
A few days after Jasper was born I was craving fresh air and fall foliage. We decided to head out for a walk around Greenlake, a late lunch at Lucia and some of the most delicious hot chocolate of our lives at Cafe Chocolati (might I recommend the Turtle). The afternoon spent together as a family was a great reminder of how life is really about simple pleasures and how having a baby is not only a huge blessing, but gives you new eyes to the world. We want to take our little bundle to all of our favorite places, whether he remembers it or not.