Sunday, March 4, 2012


After months of living with a one word vocabulary ("Dada"), Lydia has finally made some verbal progress. Two weeks ago (with great encouragement from Dada), she finally chose to say "Mama."  Now, Lydia can also say "Bible."

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A New Addition...#4!

Well, we've finally done it.  We've become a four stroller family!  I never thought that it would happen, but we broke down and bought an umbrella stroller to round out our fleet.  Our stroller fleet previously consisted of the infant car seat stroller frame (currently loaned out to some friends), our craigslist jogging stroller, and our "neighborhood stroller" (which has a large basket for groceries).  Yes, it's totally ridiculous that we have four strollers, but it's really not that uncommon in the city.

On subway trips, I've been taking Lydia in our front pack and then carrying the diaper bag on my back.  Now that she's 23lbs, I've been finding myself sweaty and exhausted after lugging her (and any purchases) around for a couple hours.  Our new umbrella stroller is just 8lbs and I can carry Lydia in it up and down the subway stairs.

I assembled the new stroller during Lydia's nap.  When she woke up, she was absolutely overcome with delight.  She insisted that I take her for a ride around the apartment.

And then she cried when I took her out of the stroller.

So far, we've really enjoyed the stroller.  It makes subway trips so much less tiring, and has made running errands much easier.  So, after writing this post, I just realized that we actually own five strollers!!  I completely forgot about the "Sit and Stroll" which is a toddler car seat on wheels that we use for travel.   This is ridiculous!