Hello friends! As you know, we have just welcomed our second daughter, Marigold June, into our family. I’m currently on maternity leave (don’t worry, this post is pre-scheduled) and I wanted to share my list of things we’re hoping to do as a family while we’re on our leave. Obviously, our number one concern is bonding with Marigold, but I learned on my first maternity leave that it works best for us to have a lot of fun activities we can do together.
-Make art and crafts. Marigold is so little I know it will be completely different from making art with Nova, but I’m so excited to try different things like finger painting and making art with her handprints for family.
-Cook at home. I’m excited to try all kinds of new recipes, especially breakfast recipes!
-Take family photos. I mean … we obviously need new family photos, right?!
-Stay in our pjs all day (at least once).
-Play in the pool and sprinklers.
-Go to the downtown library.
-Try new restaurants. We need places to go explore just for the sake of getting out of the house or breaking up our day. So, I have a list of spots in Nashville we’ve been wanting to try. Coffee shops, pizza and tacos—we’re coming for YOU.
-Play in the grass with Marigold. Nova has always loved the feeling of grass, but I’ve heard a lot of kids hate it. We’ll see!
-Go walk around fun neighborhoods just for the hell of it. This is something I always want to do, but we never get around to it. Just walking around with our strollers and stopping in little local shops, ice cream, etc. Sounds so fun this time of year!
If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Even though this is our second child, I feel like it will be a completely different experience because of the age difference (from when we got Nova) as well as the season. I’m so happy we have this time to bond when it’s warm outside—WOOO! xx. Elsie