My family purchased a used pop up camper a few weeks ago . . . my mom and I have dreams of turning it into our gypsy trailer. We haven’t done any renovations to it yet, but a few good coupons and sales at World Market plus some fantastic finds at Goodwill, made it quite cute and comfy for our first excursion, and Doiron’s very first camping trip. My absolute favorite childhood memories are of camping with my family and it makes me down right giddy to think of the memories we will be forming with Doiron and future bebes to come! Pictures are worth a thousand words so I’ll let them do the talking, à le camping et l’aventure!
We took a family trip to the Gulf Coast a few months ago. It’s a lovely 3.5 hour drive from Austin to Port Aransas, Doiron did amazingly, in large part due to Cousin Mike riding with us and keeping him entertained. That and the BBQ pit stop we made in Nixon, not only did they fill our bellies but it’s a family owned joint and the owners had their three year old grandson there, the boys spent an hour riding trikes and chasing each other around the restaurant, it was fantastic! My parents spoiled all four of us sisters with a gorgeous beach house. Bryan and I lucked out and got the master that had an adjoining bath to die for, with a giant bath tub which Doiron and I made full use of, and a walk in shower that was at least 5 feet square. All of my nephews were with us, Michael (Mike, as his buds at school call him, and me ‘cus I’m the cool aunt) who’s ten and starting fifth grade on Tuesday, holy cow! Nathan who’s the smartest eight year old I’ve ever met, and our newest boy Henry, six months old. We desperately need some girls in this family, I’ve been elected to make the contribution, and I will happily oblige before too long . . . But for now Doiron is LOVING his time with his big cousins, they ended each evening with a joint shower, it was hilarious, a little gross at times, but mostly adorable. And seeing D with baby Henry melted my heart, he’ll give kisses, he’ll smack him occasionally but quickly apologizes with a hug when reminded to be gentle, and “help” Henry with his passy. I can’t wait to make D a big brother, but on the other hand there are just a few loose ends we’d really like to tie up before making the leap of another baby, I’m hoping we’ll be “ready” within the next year and I look forward to sharing my full experience here. Until then, you’ll just have to enjoy my single subject pictures. Mike didn’t make it into many shots, he would escape with the “big boys,” my youngest cousin and his friend both 16, every chance he got. He even got to go on a solo trip with them into town for ice cream, I’ve never seen his chest puffed so big, it was adorable and made my eyes well up a bit, he’s our first baby and about to be a teenager. I’m also disappointed that I didn’t take many shots of my parents or my Aunt Chris and Grammie who also joined us, they shared a house a block away that had a wrap around porch where we spent the evenings catching up, I don’t get to see my family often enough, even the ones who live in the same city. Anyway, here are the few 35 mm shots that I’m happy with, the misty beach really messed with my focusing abilities, but it also gave the ones that turned out a sort of dreamy quality, Beaux rêves de l’océan
It’s been a very busy few weeks in the Hahn household. My husband, Bryan, got a new job that he is absolutely in love with. It’s so great to see him completely thrilled and happy again. What that means for Doiron, however, is no more long days with Daddy lounging in PJs watching cartoons and dancing . . . now Mama gets him ready every morning, we sit down and have eggs together, and then it’s off to the babysitters for a day of learning from a two year old! So far we’ve learned how to dance, how to be shy, how to throw a tantrum, and how to give lots of hugs and kisses when we meet new people. While getting ready for the day is much more difficult now that I’m wrangling a toddler at the same time, it’s also a lot of fun. The hardest part, is saying goodbye, oh he’s got the clingy, “please don’t leave me Mommy” toddler thing down now . . . breaks my heart. . . anyways.
We’ve started a new ritual. I say, “Ready to go to Miss Amber’s!?” and Doiron runs to the door, he starts to whine when I realize I forgot something, oops and another thing, and one more thing! Come on woman, get it together! I open the door, and he stumbles into the warm sunshine. I love watching him navigate the three inch step down from the house to the sidewalk, and then to see what catches his attention first, it’s different every day. I of course whipped out my cell phone and started snapping, and so we have a new Blog Post! Every week I will post our “Let’s Go” photos . . . hopefully! So here’s the first installment.
On y va!