The weather has been changing in Florida with the vigor of an indecisive woman. I even used the heater one day last week! Fortunately, Sunday was neither hot nor cold which made for the perfect “Baby’s First Trip to the Park” day.
So we packed the diaper-bag, camera and tripod (and of course the baby) and hit the road!
I just can’t get past how grown he is looking! I just adore how intently he is staring at the camera 🙂 You can’t see it anymore, but in his right hand he was holding a big ol’ chunk of grass. He really enjoyed plucking them out of the ground and then tossing them into the air. He also enjoyed the flavor a few leaves (which I promptly scooped out of his chubby little mouth).
My husband is all about his new camera and tripod. The shots he took of Gabriel are just gorgeous (especially considering he just got the camera this past week). We tried a couple of family pictures but Gabriel was distracted.
Ok, so had I had no clue that this little turd had such a grumpy look on his face when we took this picture! Not a peep out of him! But I actually really like it (I think it’s funny at my expense).
We didn’t stay for much longer than 20 minutes and all we did was take pictures and play in the grass but it really was so much fun. I wish they had those little baby swings (the ones that swaddle the baby or whatever) but that’s ok we’ll just try another park next time (I can’t wait)!
Things to Bring for Babies First Trip to the Park:
Sunscreen: Even if it doesn’t seem sunny out, it is. So don’t forget to protect your babies delicate skin!
Water: Dehydrated babies are no bueno. Make sure you have an ample supply of water or watered down juice to keep you and your baby hydreated.
Camera: Even if all you have is a Kodak, first trips only happen once. So document those chubby cheeks!
Wet-Wipes: You will be shocked how dirty your baby can get (even if he/she isn’t walking yet). But that’s what the park is for!
Umbrella: If you are going to a park that doesn’t have built in shade or large trees, consider bringing a beach umbrella if it is particularly sunny out.
A Blanket: You don’t want to change a diaper on grass. Trust me.
Toys: Bring a toy or two from home that you can wash easily and that your baby favors.