It's amazing how essential babywearing has become for our family with the second baby. I did it here and there with Henry, but once Charlie came along it really became a necessity if I wanted to get anything done...and now that Charlie is moving and grooving, it makes going out with both boys a whole lot easier.
So when Ergobaby and Nena & Co. asked me to share a bit about a special afternoon out with my boys, just the three of us, I was game. Our everyday looks a lot like this...minus a photographer following us around making everything look perfect. ;) But really, whenever the three of us head out it's usually Charlie in the Ergo and Henry holding my hand. This works for us. The carrier allows me to keep Charlie close while also being able to play and hang out with Henry. Hands free, ready for adventure. Add in the perfect diaper bag to the mix- the Day Bag II by Nena & Co- and we're set. I love how many pockets it has, and I especially love that it's not actually a diaper bag. This makes it double duty, and totally usable after the baby phase is over.
This time we were down at my parents' house, so we decided to head over to The Coffee Shop in Gilbert for some of their delicious birthday cake cupcakes. Have you been there? Henry had a great time running around, and we found the most beautiful spot under some shade trees for a picnic. On a side note, for parents of more than one child, isn't it funny how things change with baby #2 (or 3 or 4)? As a baby Henry never tried anything with sugar until his first birthday cake- I was so vigilant about that- but there we were, sitting on the blanket, letting Charlie try the cream cheese frosting. So I'm guessing with our next child he or she will get the whole cupcake by age 1. ha. But anyway it was such a fun day, and surprisingly not too hot. If you're ever in Gilbert I definitely recommend a stop by this area. Joe's Farm Grill is there too, which is another place we love.
And something else to love? Ergobaby and Nena & Co. have teamed up to do a Summer Good Vibes giveaway! Up for grabs: an Ergobaby carrier in this awesome, summery teal color and a one of a kind Day Bag II from Nena & Co., both featured in this shoot.
To enter, head over to the giveaway page on the Ergobaby Facebook for all the details. Good luck!
And of course, here are some photos from our afternoon-
Photos by Lauren Ristow for Sometimes Sweet