It’s been pretty fantastically hot in our neck of the woods the past few weeks, the majority of our days have been spent outdoors enjoying it. On a regular day we spend a good 5 hours outside, but when the weather is as beautiful as it has been (30c+ without humidity), it’s more like 8 hours outdoors. After seeing all our outdoors photos on Instagram (username: baby_blackbird) many people have commented about how: we swing naps, where we go all the time, how far we walk, and how the kids like it. Some days it’s a bit of challenge to get going (or to agree on where we are going), but so worth it not to be cooped up indoors – also I like as little tv time as possible, being outside and being active is the best way to avoid it. This is basically how a regular day for us goes:
- King and Harley wake up super early (between 5am and 630am), and most mornings we are out of the house and on the road to a park by 8am (or to a morning class) – we make our way back home for 11am or 12pm naps (naps are sometimes epic after a morning park trip, major plus!).
- After naps (I’m SO lucky they both still nap) we get out butts in gear, eat lunch (sometimes I pack lunch and we eat on the go or at a park) – we then head out again: I use the afternoon to run errands, get groceries, go to a different park, the library, or maybe a playdate.
- We make our way back home for supper, and usually use the time between cooking and waiting for Dad to do some crafts or some at home learning. We walk EVERYWHERE or take the subway (we actually do not even own a car, and LOVE that we don’t), our days are filled with simple and FREE fun – on the weekends when Dad is home we venture out further and explore new parks, attractions in the city, or some of our favorite neighborhoods.
It’s the simple things that really make our days so perfect, spending time together and enjoying the great things Toronto has to offer. Also I LOVE the feeling of coming home at the end of a super fun day and realizing we spent $0, call me cheap but to me nothing beats good cheap fun!
HARLEY> Headband: BONTON bandana – Tank: Petit Bateau – Pants: BONTON – Sandals: Old Navy (everything expect the sandals was a gift, from super sweet friends)
I love thearing how other people spend their everyday with kiddos, what do you and your kiddos do on a regular day? Maybe we can add a few new fun things to our routine!
Also, I wanted to share how we spent Father’s Day, but instead we actually decided to leave the camera at home and just enjoy the day – no distractions. It was wonderful!