It was the perfect fall day.
Waking up to vibrant trees outside my window will never grow old. I had a few minutes to brew a hot cup of coffee before my six month old, Arlow, woke up.
I changed Arlow into a warm sweater and brought him downstairs. He played with measuring cups while I made breakfast - pumpkin pancakes. We're a pumpkin spice household and not ashamed to say it.
We ate breakfast together, the leaves tossing outside like falling kites. It was the perfect day for an afternoon walk.
But first - some snuggles.
Morning snuggles with Arlow in the fall feel even cozier. I snag his favorite blanket from the basket beside our couch and pull out a few board books. Arlow reaches for his favorite lately - You're My Little Pumpkin Pie.
We flip through the pages, and I read the story I've read a dozen times between sips of coffee. He points to the pictures - pumpkins and leaves and black cats.
"I'll hold you close so you know that you're safe here in my arms," I read, pulling him close. He giggles and squeezes his green buffalo quilt with tiny hands.
This is my perfect morning.
After Arlow naps, afternoon rolls around and I figure it's the perfect time for an Autumn walk. The sun is shining, and although the summer heat is history, it stills feels warm outside.
We load into the car - Arlow doesn't love driving, but he knows we're going to his favorite park, and that always cheers him up.
I keep a car caddy packed with essentials on the ground behind Arlow's car seat, which helps me a ton when I inevitably forget something running out the door.
This time it's toys for the drive. I grab a few I keep in my caddy and hand them to Arlow - he looks happy as a clam.
We arrive at the park in a few minutes, but part of me is sad the drive is so short. Listening to the Lumineers as we fly by colorful trees is one of my favorite pastimes.
Arlow's favorite park is a mix of children's playground and forest trails that loop around a quaint lake. I love the trail, Arlow loves the slide. We make a compromise and do both.
But before we head off, I always make sure to snap on a bandana bib to keep him dry.
He's teething as of late, and I'll die before I let him ruin one of his adorable fall sweaters lol. These fall bibs soak up all that extra drool and snack mess while we're at the park so I don't have to worry about it.
Now all I have to do is grab the stroller and we're off.
The slide's a hit - it always is. After a few minutes of giggling as I help him down each of the three slides at the park, buckle him back into the stroller, and start walking.
It doesn't take long before a breeze picks up. Fall in our city means changing weather - all the time. It doesn't look stormy, but it doesn't look like the wind will let up anytime soon either. Arlow starts fussing.
I didn't bring another jacket for him, but I always pack a car seat cover for times like these. You'd be surprised how much wind and cold a cover blocks out.
I stretch my orange cover - perfectly fall - over Arlow's car seat to protect him from the wind. Now I can get my walk in without worrying about him getting cold. And sure enough, after a few minutes of walking, he's out like a light. All those playground shenanigans got him tired out.
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