Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015

The beginning of October is my all time favorite weekend in the Bay!  In addition to it being Daddy Beetle’s birthday (Happy Birthday), it is the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, which is a free music festival in Golden Gate Park where you can picnic, BYOB, bring your dogs and is super family-friendly.

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Toes Are Fun!

Henry is starting to become obsessed with his little toes!  He likes to pull off one of his socks and pick at his toenails. Where in the world did he learn this?  I have no idea, but it cracks me up.

Is it part of the baby process? Is it a quirk?

I constantly ask myself, “Is this Henry being Henry or is this Henry being a baby?”

I don’t know the answer, but I’m okay with whatever it is.toes2 toes

An Abundance of Henry(s)

My sister in law’s best friend was visiting SF from Portland so it was a must that we got our Henry(s) together. Her Henry, Henry Sal, was born six weeks after my Henry, Henry Hayes!

The two were too cute together! Hen and I met them at the Fairmont Hotel in Ghirardelli Square and had a glass for wine while the Henrys got to know each other.

Most would think that 7 and 8 month old babes won’t play together but these two were touching each other’s faces, sharing toys, and smiling and squawking at each other. It was so fun to see!

The Front Facing Carrier – Lille Baby

Henry is a curious little man!  He is always wide-eyed observing his surroundings.  To help him with this, we decided to get a forward facing carrier.  It’s been on the to do list for a couple weeks, but I’ve been scouring Craigslist and mom group forums to find a used one, which wasn’t really working.

However, I recently went to a baby consignment shop and found this Lille Baby one for $20!  For a carrier that costs $120 new, I couldn’t pass up this deal!

We had a chance to try it out this weekend and loved it! With some many different brands out there, it can seem overwhelming to get the “right” one.

Reasons we like it?

a) It has a zippered pocket – score!  I can easily keep my keys, ID, and debit card on my body without carrying a purse.

b) It has a little hood that attaches to protect the baby from the sun if we forget his sun hat.  Awesome!

c) It is sturdy and well made!  It’s also super comfortable for the wearer and the baby.

d) It has an adjustable seat size so that you can carry the tiniest of babies all the way up to 45 pounds while providing ergonomic support.

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Goodnight! Sleep Tight!

While I’m away on my work trip, I’ve been demanding video chats with Hen.   I don’t want the distance to keep me from seeing his sweet little face so have been using technology to be there for his nighttime play session and bedtime routine.

Thank you Google Hangout!

I mean…he is letting go while in the standing position. TRUST FALL!!!

I would not believe it if I didn’t see it with my own eyeballs.