One of my favorite things about living downtown, other than being so close to everything, is the energy you feel when you walk outside. I usually go for 2-3 walks a day – taking the dogs out after lunch, sometimes if Kennedy is fighting her afternoon nap I’ll stick her the stroller and do a few laps around the block, and then we usually do a family walk when Russell gets home from work. I’m obsessed with my UPPAbaby Vista stroller, but sometimes walking 2 dogs and pushing a stroller by myself can get a little crazy. I have been using the Baby K’tan carrier since Kennedy was a newborn.
TGIF! It actually doesn’t really feel like Friday to me because of the short week from 4th of July. I am loving gingham for summer. This off the shoulder top with bell sleeves is super comfy and looks great untucked or tucked in. Unfortunately, Kennedy’s onesie from Old Navy in the photos is sold out already, so I linked a similar one.
Happy 4th of July! Here are a few photos from this weekend. Saturday we spent all day at the beach and it was the perfect day. It wasn’t too hot and the beach wasn’t super crowded. Kennedy napped on the walk there and played in the sand for hours. Our friends just moved into a brand new apartment a few blocks away from us and we spent a lot of time at their pool. The rest of the weekend we took the dogs for walks or just relaxed. It was the perfect mix of beach/pool activities and just hanging out.
One of our favorite summertime activities is to hang out by the lake on the beaches. Before moving to Chicago, I knew the city was right on Lake Michigan, but I had no idea how awesome the lakefront really is. You step out onto the beach and kind of forget you are in a big city. Pretty much every single weekend since living here, Russell and I have woken up early in the morning on the weekends and taken the dogs over to the lake.