Welp, it’s the first Monday of fall, everyone. Time to start playing Christmas music. I jest — and if you actually do that, shame on you. I’ve already spent an unmentionable amount of time poring over cardigans, sweaters, and other chilly-weather gear on my favorite clothing websites. And Johnny’s had to hear me say, “So when are we going to talk about our fall clothing budget?” at least half a dozen times. Lucky him! However, this past weekend didn’t require dressing warmly, and so we headed out of doors with Baby Girl.
Now that we live in a state that offers much in the way of outdoor activities, we’re trying to get our girl adjusted to spending time in a carrier for hiking. And so far, so good. We splurged on this carrier for our girl a few months ago, and paid for half of it with a gift card to lessen the blow. We did a short hike this weekend to a waterfall, and our girl was smiley the whole way, which meant Johnny and I were, too. Oh, and the best part? It was completely free!
As part of staying on budget through the end of the month, we had cheap, easy meals from home on Saturday and Sunday: a chicken salad one night and these fajitas another night (one of our favorites!). Oh, and Saturday night I painted my toes, and apparently chose a color that our girl finds downright cry-worthy. Johnny had to feed her dinner because she couldn’t bear to look over her highchair and see my toes down below. And so I wore socks for the remainder of the weekend.
And now on to a new week of working, budgeting, and painting my toes a lighter color. Happy Monday!