Weekend with the Baby

We had a very nice weekend with Miss Phoebe. Once again, it was a delight to have Daddy home! After a stop at the coffee shop, where we consumed breakfast, we headed to the flagship REI in Denver to look at baby backpacks. We’ve mostly settled on a Deuter backpack that comes highly recommended, but we wanted to try out some other options. We walked around the store with Phoebe in the Bjorn and bags of weight in the backpack (she’s too little to hold her head up and sit in the pack). Dave always wants to look at tents, so we did that. We also sat outside to feed Phoebe and do Daddy’s first diaper change on the fly—it was a gorgeous afternoon. Lots of cyclists out. Dave and I are itching to get back on our bikes! We have a trailer for Phoebe, but she has to be able to hold her head up before we can use it. Saturday afternoon we spent watching Transporter and Transporter 2 on TV and feeding Phoebe.

Saturday evening Phoebe got another sponge bath—not her favorite activity. But Daddy made her a cute mohawk.

Bathtime mohawk.
Bathtime mohawk.

Sunday was another beautiful day. We went to church and then headed over to Mount Sanitas, a mountain just at the edge of Boulder, to hike. Dave carried Phoebe in the Bjorn and I carried the diaper bag complete with a picnic. We stopped pretty quickly for lunch.

The Gribble family on a picnic.
The Gribble family on a picnic.

After lunch, we hiked up, up, up to the top of the mountain and then hiked down the east side back to our car. We learned from an interpretive sign that there used to be sandstone mining on Sanitas and that some of CU’s buildings are built with local sandstone. The view of the Indian Peaks was gorgeous!

The Indian Peaks from Mount Sanitas.
The Indian Peaks from Mount Sanitas.

After our hike, we met Ben and Elijah to throw the football for a few minutes and then headed over to Amante to watch the Paris-Roubaix bike race on TV. We got home just in time to let Jen in. She brought a delicious strata for dinner. Yum! Phoebe was as hungry as we were after our long day…she ate almost continuously from 7:00 p.m. through midnight. She also shrieked and cried quite a bit. Tummy ache? General grouchiness? Who can read the mind of a baby?

Happily, last night was better and Phoebe is napping as I type. Here’s a final video:

Phoebe tries to wake up (unsuccessfully)

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