You can't tell from these photos but Milo seemed to enjoy his first trip to the park. The weather was beautiful yesterday so we went for a walk and ended up stopping in at a playground in our neighbourhood. It is just so nice to get outside and do things!
:: hat, thrifted :: sunglasses c/o BonLook :: sweater c/o ModCloth :: jeans c/o ModCloth :: shoes, thrifted (for only $6!) :: Beco baby carrier ::
Nicer weather makes me feel a lot happier and more optimistic about life in general. This year it is also making me want to declutter and reorganize our whole house. We just have so much stuff. I am now really good about not obtaining new things but I sometimes still have a hard time getting rid of things I already have. One minute I want to just get rid of everything and then the next I'm thinking of how this or that might come in handy someday. I am infinitely better about this "I need to keep everything just in case" attitude than I was a few years ago but it really is difficult to change the way you think about things. I really want to simplify though so I'm working on it. I'm sure some of you guys struggle with the same thing, right?
Well, I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful weather and I will talk to you all again soon!
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this post title made me laugh and yes, I am exactly the same when it comes to de-cluttering. "just in case" becomes like a little mantra. I really need to stop that because I really don't need most of my stuff. Even though Milo isn't smiling as much as you, these are v.cute pics!ReplyDelete
It's hard, right? I have to declutter when I'm in the right mood for sure!Delete
Sometimes my wife has a rough time letting go. I'm the opposite but if I do there's nothing like watching Hoarders on Netflix (not for the faint of heart) or visiting lovely miss Jen over at iheartorganizing.com she has three boys so she understands momentos, old toys and things that might come in handy. And she has great tips so you only need to do a small task a day, great for parents!! Hope you have so much fun organizing and getting ready for summer!!ReplyDelete
Oh gosh, watching Hoarders is hard for me because it is horrifying but I can relate to their feelings. Thanks for the recommendation, I opened the page (the address is actually iheartorganizing.blogspot.com if anyone else is looking for it) and I plan on checking it out more closely!Delete
You look lovely though! And happy! And he's definitely as cute as ever!ReplyDelete
Thank you Charity! This nice weather has definitely upped my happy.Delete
You guys are lucky. We had a snow storm in Montreal yesterday (Sunday). I'm so ready for spring I can't even tell you. This winter has been depressing, and I can't wait to take my son out to the park too!! :) Milo looks like he has no idea how he should be feeling. Lol. Such a cutie. My hubby likes to keep everything too, except it's not organized and it's kind of just randomly covering the floor. Even though I don't tend to keep stuff "just because" I don't mind him doing it... but being organized would be nice...ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh Julie, I'm so sad to hear about your snow storm!! Hopefully Milo learns that the park is fun. Actually, we went again yesterday and I sat on the swing with him in the carrier and he laughed.Delete
It's alright, the weather is picking up this week. The snow is finally melting. We might be able to go to the park this weekend. :)Delete
Awesome that Milo laughed. Maybe he was more comfortable with you close to him. Mine hates swings, but the slide he loves. As soon as he could walk, at about 13 months, he would run towards the slides and keep pointing at them to go down. xD
Definitely, yes. I think it gets a bit better once you're a parent though, because you tend to stop accumulating as much stuff for yourself... but then there's all the stuff that comes with kids. Maybe not so hard at Milo's age, when he can't chime in with his opinion on what he wants to keep! And why is it that we get that "spring cleaning" urge in the spring, when we could be outside? That feeling should come mid winter... if we're stuck inside anyway, might as well tidy/organize/declutter! Cute park photos... don't you love the "new" swing seat - I'm thinking compared to the 80s, when there was that horrible drop-down metal bar. I remember being scared of the sound it made on its way down! The new ones are so nice and sturdy, definitely safer. :)ReplyDelete
So far we have been pretty good at not accumulating a lot of baby things. I'm not looking forward to when he has a say in things. If he is anything like me as a child he will want to keep absolutely everything. Yes, it would be much better to get these urges in the winter!!Delete
Oh man, yes I remember the metal bars. I had totally forgotten about those. I do miss the huge tire swings that we had at our park though!
Yes, I struggle with keeping things "for some day" so much. I've gotten good at getting rid of clothes I don't wear anymore over the last two years and it gets easier every time. I go through stages of being good at not getting new things, but then I also have times when I overdo it. But I think I'm (very) slowly getting there :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I'm getting really good at clothes and shoes. Sometimes though I go looking for something and then remember I got rid of it!Delete
I love the look on Milo's face. He is so cute! :)ReplyDelete
What a little cutie! I remember when I first took my son to the park. He loved everything, but the second we put him on the swing all hell would break loose. He's turning 5 in May and -still- he doesn't trust the swing (Though he does like throwing himself onto them and pretending he's flying!). He's an odd one, that's for sure.ReplyDelete
Don't feel bad about wanting to keep all the things ever. My husband and I did a purge when we moved 6 months ago, and guess what? Somehow we have managed to amass a whole bunch of random, useless stuff yet again! So you can't possibly be as bad as us :)
I think our next move may have to be into a tiny house so that we don't have anywhere to put stuff. That will whip us into gear, right?! :P
Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Awwww! That is so interesting. It is strange to see what scares them and what they love.Delete
Yes! We get rid of bags of things and then still have so much. I don't really remember accumulating new things. Sometimes though one of our parents turns up with some old things of ours that get added to the pile.
Milo is absolutely adorable in these photos! I'm sure he enjoyed his trip to the park but especially in the fourth photo he has a certain look on his face that says "what am I doing here, this isn't fun" lol. Love it <3ReplyDelete
Love the title of this post! Like one of your previous commenters, we're still pretty much covered in snow in Montreal due to another significant snowfall on the weekend. Winter just won't go away. I am very much looking forward to that nicer weather feeling.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures of the three of you. As the mummy of a not-so-smiley 6 month old, I enjoy all of the other (many) expressions that you see on babies....Milo seems to have them in spades! Such a cutie.