Our Bradley Method instructor gives us “homework” every week. Usually it consists of certain exercises to prepare me for labor like pelvic rocking, butterflies, squats, tailor sitting, kegels, and contraction practices. It may also be to study a certain section of our book and answer questions or be prepared to discuss it. I also have to keep track of my protein intake each week. However, a couple weeks ago we were given a different type of “homework.” She told us to go out and do things that will be harder to do with a baby. So far we have gone to the movies, stayed out late with friends, and slept in as much as we can. Today we decided to spend the day with each other doing two of our favorite activities: hitting up local yard sales and going geocaching! *nerd alert* 🙂
We woke up early to hit up the yard sales first. Kevin had looked up a bunch on a cool yard sale app on his phone but once we got out into our town we realized it wasn’t really necessary to do that. We saw signs everywhere advertising family and community yard sales so we just followed them. We were looking for general home and baby stuff and we found a few good things for really cheap. However, we didn’t get out quite as early as we needed to in order to get the REALLY good stuff! It didn’t matter though, we love yard saling and spending time together. We found two growlers for Kevin’s home brewing and bar, a brand new shelving unit still in its box, and a cute storage shelf with fabric bins for the baby’s nursery. All for a grand total of $11! Can’t beat that.
After visiting yard sales for a while, we came back home to eat lunch and cool off a bit because it was super hot outside. Once we were ready we headed out again- this time to Leesylvania Park to find some geocaches. If you aren’t familiar, geocaching is basically a scavenger hunting game that uses GPS, coordinates, and clues to help you locate hidden boxes with ‘treasures’ and logbooks inside them. They have thousands of them in literally every town just waiting to be found! It is great (and free!) entertainment.
We found our first one pretty quickly because it was right near the visitor’s center in the park.
For geocache #2 we decided to go on a little more of a journey. We went to the trail for a 2 mile loop.
It felt good to be on the trail and in the shade. We were loving it!
Kevin is a show off and decided to run up a hill, knowing I can’t quite keep up with that anymore.
We came to a clearing in the trail so we stopped for a picture with the beautiful scenery. Plus I needed a break 🙂
It took a while to find the next geocache. We had to go off the trail into the woods and it felt like we walked around forever.
But finally, I saw it! I was so happy because usually Kevin spots them before I do.
After looking through the box and signing the log we somehow found our way back to the trail and made the walk back to where we parked. When we got to the car we sat inside with the nice AC and decided that we were done for the day. We had planned to do some more but it was just too hot outside. So instead we came home, made dinner together, watched the men’s 10K Olympic race, and relaxed.
We had such a fun day, and it really hit me that we will only be a little family of two for a couple more months. I know that we will still be able to do these types of things with a baby but definitely not as easily and as care-free as we can do them now. It is a bittersweet transition for us, but I am so excited to begin this new chapter!