Yeah, you read that right. Two Beautiful 84 Degree Days.
The last day of April and the first day of May. After the hell of a Winter we had? I’ll take it for sure.
This is how the sky looked the night before the first day:
I sure hope you know that when the sky is pink like that, it means there’s a hot day ahead of us. And gloriously hot it was.
Just a little FYI, there are two days packed into one Wednesday post so um……picture overload ahead. You’ve been warned.
Tuesday Morning we walked around our neighborhood, came back, napped, and when we woke up, I saw on my phone that it was 84 degrees. I didn’t believe it, because it wasn’t that hot before we took a nap, but when we went outside, it was. In a way, I kind of forgot what 84 degrees felt like. It’s been so cold for so long, that I kinda felt that beautiful weather would never come to us.
Olivia wanted to go outside so bad, and I kept thinking how I wish we had a sprinkler or a pool for her to play with water while we were out there. And then it dawned on me: I had her little pink tub from when she was smaller. It was perfect for her to play with. The most amazing thing to me was watching her hop in and out of the little tub like it was nothing because the last time she was in that thing, she just sat there. She didn’t know how to climb or walk. It was all just a little nostalgic. In the best way possible, of course.
I couldn’t find her swim suit, so I put her in a big t-shirt, slathered a mess of sunblock on her and off we went outside. Olivia had a BLAST with the water. I put a bunch of little toys, a pot, and a spoon in the water and she just played for what felt like forever. And I loved just sitting there, watching her, and watching the warm air blow through her hair. She has the best ‘wind-hair’, you know, the kind that looks so pretty flailing in the wind. She’s so perfect.
At one point, she decided to take Minnie Mouse for a swim:
And then she got out, and laid on the blanket in the sun. Did I mention how perfect she is?
After she laid out a bit (to tan, of course ;), we went for a little walk, and then we got dressed again. I had to go try on my dress(!) and I was SO happy because almost all of my bridesmaids were there. After I had finally brought myself to take off my beautiful dress (I can’t wait to wear it again!), we went out to eat.
Olivia also got to have her first ice cream cone. They were itty bitty ones, but she didn’t know the difference. This is such a bad angle of her but look at the mess she made on herself:
When we got home, we couldn’t bring ourselves to go inside, so we sat outside a bit longer, and watched planes and looked at the stars.
On Day 2, we were lucky enough that Dominic was off.
We had this really brilliant idea to bike ride from our house to my grandmas house. Google maps says that that’s 6 miles.
In 84 degree weather.
With a baby.
She was honestly okay for 3/4 of it, but we had to get out for a little while toward the end. We took her to a bridge in a little town right before my grandma’s so we could all stretch our legs.
And when we finally got to my grandma’s, we were beet red. So tired, Olivia was so crabby, and I knew for a fact that we were not going to be able to bike home.
‘We,’ as in me and Olivia, Dominic decided he wanted to bike home.
So I did the most irresponsible, but reasonable, thing and let my grandma take us home, while Olivia slept in my arms in the back seat. I know, I know. Judge me, for I don’t care, because I did it anyway.
Once she finally woke up, it was back into the make-shift pink pool. Except this time in the cutest bathing suit in the history of ever.
Olivia proves to be perfect, yet again. Are you guys tired of me saying that yet?
We grilled some chicken, and then a monumental moment occurred: Olivia chose BROCCOLI over CORN! I never thought I would see the day but she did it, and we were proud.
We went outside, played in the water a little more and then decided to go to Target.
Even after we left Target, and it was already dark out, we still could not bring ourselves to go home. So we didn’t.
Instead, we walked around our little downtown area. We got some ice cream at the cutest little ice cream shop, and let Olivia run around to tire herself out.
We finally decided that it was time to go home, but we still didn’t think it was time to go inside….so we sat outside, watched some planes (it’s seriously Olivia’s favorite thing to do!), drank some chai tea, and then finally came inside for the night.
You can’t really blame us for wanting to stay out and milk the beautiful day as long as possible. Especially because when we woke up on Thursday, it was like 55.
And can I be honest? A part of me likes that about Chicago. I can only stand the heat for so long, so two days was perfect, because really, I’m a Fall girl. (And now you’re probably all really confused about why I said I want to live West. Don’t worry, I’m just as confused….I’ll probably write a more detailed post next week!)
I know our days sound so regular, but they were perfect to me. It makes me excited to see Olivia running around in her swimsuit all summer.
Actually just yesterday we were able to bring out the little make-shift pool for the first time again since last week! :)
What’s the weather like for everyone else? Anybody still getting snow??
PS. I’m sorry about all of the pictures….but at least I did warn you, right? I’m just SO terrible at picking which to share!