Jack is a little bit bashful, and I thought he would also be a homebody, but (like most babies, I think) he loves to be outside. A few times a week we take the stroller to the library. Many, many times a day, I pack Jack in the ErgoBaby, carry the sun umbrella, and we walk around the neighborhood while I ramble on about the purpose of Ash Wednesday or the time we hiked Mount Slemish. I know it's officially Spring, but it feels like Summer in the Bay Area, and our walks have been so so beautiful lately.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been branching out. I felt silly about driving ten minutes just to get a change of scenery, but it’s been refreshing. We’ve tried a couple short hikes, a few new neighborhoods, and last week I decided to check out some parks. After a few minutes researching parks close to us, it turns out there are almost ninety parks within a twenty-minute drive of our house. I printed out a big list, and for the last month we've been going to a couple per week. I’m pretty excited to start exploring new territory.