IMG_0210Can I just say how nice it is to have my mom here? She leaves in two days and I don’t even want to think about saying goodbye. Hayden has loved every minute of it too!

We’ve been very busy. The weather has been great this past week, yesterday it was nearly 70 F. We spent the day at the coast in Knokke,¬†and Hayden had her first Belgium cafe experience. She was most interested in Nonie’s sandwich and kept trying to grab it out of her hands. She was not nearly as enthusiastic for her first go round with pureed foods. Sweet potatoes and carrots were a bust, though she did better with bananas. I know it’s going to take time, so we’ll keep trying! It’s definitely fun to watch.

On Saturday, we hosted seven people for lunch. Man, it’s a lot easier to host with three people pitching in! My mom made all the food, helped refill drinks, etc. and Garrett and I were able to relax. Hayden was on her best behavior (she likes to show off for a crowd) and it was a gorgeous sunny day.

Other than that, we’ve been going on lots of long walks, making yummy dinners, watching basketball, playing with baby, and just enjoying our time together. It makes me all the more anxious for our trip to Tuscany. Only a few months away!

We finally decided on an apartment. We are lucky enough to have friends who are happy to rent their gorgeous, very spacious apartment out to us. It’s in a different part of town than we are accustomed to, but it’s all relative since Antwerp isn’t very big. The apartment overlooks the port, so waking up to that every morning is nothing to complain about. We’re excited for a change, even though moving for 5 months is a pain in the butt.

Remember how we were being so healthy and cutting back on dairy and sweets? I’ll come clean and say that lasted about two weeks. We’ve been in cheese heaven, and my sweet tooth has come back with vengeance. Good thing we’re walking a lot!

And I think that’s about it. We planned a trip for July with Garrett’s parents that I’m really looking forward to. We’re going to France for a few days to watch part of the Tour de France, and then we’re renting a place in Switzerland for a week. Hayden will have her first road trip (Lord, help us) and we’ll be breaking out the hiking pack a lot! Lots to look forward to in the coming months!