I randomly read on Reddit that Scissortail South had opened last week so Ben and I decided to pack up the little babe and check it out.
MAPS has done such AWESOME things for Oklahoma City, it’s kind of unreal.
I was very impressed with how clean the bathrooms were and the amenities surrounding the trails and practice pitch.
Ben, being a football ⚽️ fanatic, was elated when we found the practice field to park by. Luckily we had packed Tove’s mini ball with us… what are the odds.
Tove and I got to enjoy a nature walk with this beautiful scenery.
We thought about walking across the Skybridge to the north side of the park, but fall hasn’t quite arrived yet.
So we opted for air conditioning and drove over to *you guessed it* social capital.
For Labor Day weekend we drove down to Texas to then drive north again to lake Texoma.. only to end up on the water in Oklahoma.
It was Tove’s first time on my parent’s boat, Red Wine & Bourbon.
Tove did so well and enjoyed swimming in the water as well. She’s a water lover for sure.
Have a feeling this little lady is going to be calling Mormor and Morfar in the future begging to go to the lake!
… + a few days. I didn’t have the energy or time to write this post last weekend but better late than never.
Tove is 1 month shy of being a year old- holy crap. Time really does go by fast when you’re constantly watching your child grow before your eyes.
Tove loves to walk around with the help of mamma and pappa, she couch surfs from one side to the other constantly.
I still don’t think there is a single food we’ve tried that Tove doesn’t enjoy eating.
She’s sleeping through the nights still and I swear she’s bigger when we pick her up in the mornings some times.
She’s learned to clap and enjoys her favorite Swedish YouTube videos along with playing with all of her toys.
We even took a dip in the kiddie pool together outside over mamma’s 3-day weekend.
Just enjoying having a happy healthy baby ☺️
I’ve been trying to teach Tove how to wear sunglasses and yesterday I finally got her to wear them for slightly longer than 15 seconds.
Tove wore her sunglasses just long enough for Ben to snap a pic of us! She threw them on the ground the second we started walking though🤪
Tove and I went to the women’s protest at the state capitol here in Oklahoma City again today. If Roe vs. Wade gets overturned we have decided as a family to make a plan to leave this country.
Hopefully by the time Tove is sexually active/menstruating I will have a resume that allows for me to seek employment abroad.
There were some great signs and speeches made this AM, I’m just ashamed I birthed a daughter here in Oklahoma of all places. 🙃
“White, religious, cis, men do not represent me.”
“There is something greater than gods will and that is my will.”
Today, for my first Mother’s Day with Tove being outside of my womb, we went to an abortion ban protest at the state capitol.
I can’t look into Tove’s eyes and tell her that she doesn’t have the same rights as a boy and that she doesn’t matter, because she does.
There were about 50-60 people at the protest. It was heartwarming hearing the cars honk on the underpass as we cheered them on with our signs.
I loved what one woman had wrote, “a quality man does not fear equality.”
I’m so proud for Tove to have a father that understands she should have bodily autonomy, and that it’s her right as a woman to make whatever medical decisions are necessary to her.
It’s terrifying thinking about how women might be punished under these new laws and it’s so unjust I couldn’t just be a keyboard warrior anymore.
This little cutie has been loving tummy time after months of complaints to the floor managers 😝
She’s finally starting to army crawl and loves to play with Tex and his toys 🧸
Ben and I took Tove to Bricktown yesterday afternoon and took a stroll around the canal.
A bit windy like always but the spring weather was quite nice!
We stopped at
Heyday for a refresher and thought we lost Tove’s pacifier for a good second. ALAS it was under her stroller and we were all good.
Watching the formula 1 race while Tove takes her morning nap.
The rain is fitting as we had storms last night as well. Luckily no tornados 🌪 even though we bunkered down in the laundry room for a bit while we were under a watch warning.
What a frustrating season for Mercedes and Hamilton. Looks like it’s gonna be a seasonal fight between Leclerc and Verstappen…?
Ben’s off work today, which isn’t the usual so we decided to go out for brunch. We packed up little lady and drove down to Main St. in Norman. I let Ben decide between Neighborhood Jam and
Syrup and he chose the latter!
Tove enjoyed her banana stick while mom and dad got to eat. I ordered the home sweet homa with crunchy French toast 🤤.
If you’re into sweets,
Syrup is definitely the brunch you’re looking for they have so many different waffle, pancake, and French toast options. Plus their coffee menu is LEGIT as well.