Mini Adventure: Denver Botanic Gardens
Last Friday my friend was so generous to treat us to a trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens! Not only was she willing to spend her day off with us, but she was super flexible in that we were supposed to meet at my place at 10 am, but my girls were still sleeping at 10 so we pushed it back until 10:30 and then baby was still asleep until 10:45! She decided to finish an errand and go pick her momma up who is a nanny for a 6 month old boy and meet up at the gardens. She was so sweet and accommodating and PATIENT!
Even when we were at the gardens, she was in no rush and totally took over running after Remy while I parked it at a bench to feed Arlo a couple of times. Arlo was fussier than usual and slept in later than usual because we started solid foods and it totally stopped her system up! Poor thing! We tried apricots, pears, spinach, then I stopped solids altogether a couple of days ago and she was up all night with tummy aches so we tries suppository, last resort, still nothing, and then last night we finally did a drop of castor oil, well two, and finally the poor baby had relief! This may be TMI, but when the plumbing is backed up on a baby- everything is off for everyone. Any ideas?
I am going to put a pause on the whole solids thing until her 6 month appointment which is next Thursday. I never had tummy issues with Remy. Arlo has been super sensitive from the get go. She even cried coming out into the world. Each baby is SO different!
Back to the gardens! I never did make it out to the Chihuly exhibit, pretty bummed, but they did keep or purchase or have one of the glass sculptures on display so that was a treat to see! We also got to see the new pyramid shaped building. Pretty neat from an architectural stand-point, my girlfriend is super talented and a grad student at CU Denver for architecture, but I didn't really "get" what the exhibit was about. Very disorganized. They had some info on Mongolia over here, and a spinning globe with LED lights over there... ???? Anyone know what it is about?
It is still a little early for a lot of the blooms, but we did see a few here and there poking out and of course the orchids in the greenhouse are always great taking. My little nature lover, Remy, was having the time of her life! A perfect place for her to run around and not be told to "stop that," or "Come here!" She LOVES dirt and plants and she spotted a squirrel and would not let him out of her sight! We gather pine cones at parks together and she had found a little acorn or something that she wanted to give Mr. Squirrel. I love exploring with her! Maybe we have a Girl Scout?! Or a camper?
Thank you sweet Tati for a lovely first day of spring!