Ryan is wearing a Kelty Kids backpack, which turned out to be an awesome and fairly inexpensive purchase. It's very comfortable for both the parent and child and has a large backpack and an additional small backpack attached so it's great for day trips. No extra diaper bag needed!
I am wearing an ancient baby bjorn that Ivy loves. I'm not a huge fan of all the snaps and buckles on a bjorn, so I just ordered the cutest handmade mei tai on Etsy and I can't wait for it to arrive.
I was just reading one of my usual haunts, Adventures in Babywearing, and saw that Stephanie put up a blog carnival on babywearing. Check out her blog to see all sorts of fun ways to wear your baby.
As you can see from the photos below, both Ryan and I are "wearing" one of our children. Of course it was the easiest thing to do because of the sand, but even when walking on pavement, we prefer babywearing to a stroller. Sy and Ivy love to be up high, looking around, and Ryan and I love to have our darlings so close to us.
Ryan and I love going to Lake Michigan. I guess for us Midwesterners, the Great Lakes are as close as we get to "going to the beach." Even though it's still pretty cold out, the four of us braved the wind and spent some time by the water. The way Sylas was attempting to jump out of the backpack, I think he he would have preferred to be in the water.