at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

May is here and I’ve never been happier to see it. (Even if it means that I’ll be turning thirty-one tomorrow!) The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. After being cooped up all winter, it feels amazing to be out and about once more. I’ve been getting out with my babies as much as possible.

It’s a lot more work getting two ready and out the door than it was with just one; but the payoff is completely worth it. We’re all so much happier on an outing. As I mentioned in my last post, Marina is colicky. I think that she’s cried more in the past two weeks than Roman has in his entire two years of life. She cries on outings, too, but at least I can distract her a bit more when we’re out. Plus, she loves to be worn in the baby carrier. I’m so grateful for that. Wearing her around the house can be annoying, but wearing her while we walk around some place lovely is a joy.

Taking care of the two of them while we’re out takes all of my attention and energy, so I haven’t been bringing my big camera out with us often. Most of the time I just snap a few photos with my phone. (You can find me over on Instagram, too.) It makes me a little bit sad that I’m not “hyper-documenting” things like I usually do, but it’s just a part of this season of life.

The pictures in this post were from a morning spent at the lake. There are lots of gorgeous lakes near us, but this one is my favorite. Sometimes we bring Roman’s sand toys and he loves to play on the beach. There’s also a beautiful playground that’s perfect for wearing him out before nap time. On this day we set out our picnic blanket and enjoyed some delicious cantaloupe. I caught Marina in the act of one of her many fits. She’s fine in the carrier, but the moment I take her out, the bloodcurdling screams commence. I keep telling her that I’ll leave her out for the bears if she doesn’t quit it, but she seems un-phased. 😉 Good thing she’s so cute!

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

at the lake // livelovesimple.com

Happy Monday, friends. I hope that your week is off to a beautiful start. xo


4 thoughts on “at the lake // thoughts on “getting out””

  1. Gorgeous photos. I just want to kiss those little lips in that last one! I’m glad you have such a positive perspective on everything. I wish I had used a carrier with Lyla because it seems so sweet and a bonding experience. Glad all is well 🙂

  2. Sounds a lot like my daughter. She is so spoiled but I am to blame for that! Although I love holding her and all, mama needs some time to herself.

    Love the pictures, so beautiful. Thank you for reminding us how we need to go visit our lake soon!

  3. Oooooohhhh what we’d do to live near a lake, let alone a few lakes! That’s gotta be pretty amazing. My husband loves to fish, he’d be there teaching Mia to fish everyday. I WISH Margo did well out of the house. On an outing like yours here, I wouldn’t care. No one around to stare and give me anxiety! Unfortunately she hates her car seat, she hates the car, she hates the stroller and she’s anti-pacifiers. But I’d deal with it for some fresh air out by a lake, that’s for sure. Your kids are having the best childhood. And I tell Margo that I’ll leave her in my backyard for the coyotes. They cruise around in clear sight, during the day! Yikes.

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