How to Beat the Heat:

This last week has been brutal! There has been a heat wave outside and as a result, Olive and I have been home bound. I haven’t left my house other than to walk outside to get the mail or take out the trash. The few times I have been outside was extremely uncomfortable! Not only is it unbearably hot out, but the air is so thick and gross that it’s hard to breathe.  Needless to say, Olive hasn’t left our house in over a week.

I usually spend my Summer days on the beach, walking on the boardwalk, swimming in the pool and getting ice cream. I haven’t been able to do any of that this year. I look forward to next Summer, when Olive is older and I can take her to the beach and the pool and get her an ice cream cone to enjoy.

Even though we are stuck inside, I’m still enjoying my time with her and making the best of it.  Everyday we do tummy time and story time. Yesterday I painted her little feet to make an art project with homemade paint. We also did a little science experiment that she was very intrigued with. She takes a few naps throughout the day and while she is sleeping I’ve been cleaning, exercising, and window shopping on Amazon. I probably have at least close to 100 items on my wish list. I also made a first year bucket list of all the places I want to take Olive and all the fun things I want to do with her before her first birthday.

The list includes things like: a hayride to the pumpkin patch, picture with Santa, ride on a carousel, children’s museum, ride on a train etc.

I always look forward to all the upcoming Holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas, but this year I’m REALLY looking forward to them. I know she is still going to be too young to understand what is going on, but I’m really excited about celebrating the Holidays with her.

I feel so lucky to have such a good and easy going baby. She is honestly the most pleasant and happy baby I have ever seen. She smiles all the time and hardly ever cries. She makes everything so much easier for me. I just love her so much! I hope she is always happy for her whole life. That’s my biggest wish for her, that she has a very happy and wonderful life.

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