It’s no secret that since day 3 of Emerson’s life, she’s been an outdoor enthusiast. We really lucked out with a gorgeous summer and we took full advantage of that fact by spending lots of time outdoors.
As the weather cools down, and she gets older, we started more stroller rides. She is just happy as a clam to sit in her stroller like a big girl and watch the world go by. She could be a fussy, cranky mess inside and as soon as we step through that front door into the fresh air, all is right in the world again.
We’ve been on hikes, strolls, and have visited numerous parks in her short 5 months of life. Each and every time she has loved it. In fact, I actually can’t even recall an instance where we’ve been outside and she’s been fussy. Sure, maybe as soon as we’re in the car on the ride home from the park she’s broken down into a hysterical crying fit, but I don’t blame her. I’d much rather be hanging outside than stuffed in an uncomfortable carseat.
This early appreciation of the outdoors sits really well with me and Kyle. We see ourselves going camping as a family and teaching Emmie all the wondrous things nature has to offer. We’ll teach her how to care for and respect our planet.
The only hiccup in my plan would be if Emerson develops a love for bugs. Kyle, of course, would be thrilled. In theory I’d be thrilled, but let’s be real, bugs freak me out. Excuse me for a moment while I shiver just thinking about things that go “buzz.”
All in all, we think it’s a great sign that no matter the weather, our daughter loves to be outside. Whether it’s the warm sun on her skin, the wind in her hair, or the view of the open sky we’re excited to be raising an outdoor adventurer.