Stroller Strut

One of the best things about living in the Dayton area is the parks.  There are so many parks with all sorts of free programs to participate in.  We’ve started taking advantage of some of those programs lately.  One of which is called Stroller Strut.  It’s at the arboretum, which is pretty close to our house.  On today’s walk we we walked through the prairie to find milkweed and butterflies.  I feel bad that Corinne doesn’t get to see much rear facing in her stroller (and because I always move the shade over her face to block the sun), but I don’t think she’s really grasping what’s going on anyway.  Oh, and she tends to fall asleep during the walk.  
I’ll keep taking her, though, because I love getting out of the house and meeting up with other moms and babies.  And one day I’m sure she’ll get more enjoyment out of it.  How could she not when you get to see pretty butterflies?

It’s Not Just Crazy Legs

She apparently has super baby strength.  The poor toy bar has seen so much abuse in the last few days.  Corinne just grabs a hold of those toys and starts tugging!  I think she’s trying to get them to her mouth.  She almost succeeded!  Instead she just ended up with the toy bar across her chest.  It’s a good thing it’s foam.  And as long as it doesn’t land on her face she doesn’t seem to mind.

A Picnic in the Park

Today Corinne and I went down to Newport, KY to spend the day with Autumn and Aidric.  We put the kids in their strollers, crossed the purple people bridge  over to Cincinnati and found a nice shady spot for our picnic lunch.  Aidric fell asleep in his stroller on the way, but Corinne was wide awake and ready to play!  She kicked and cooed while Autumn and I had a delish lunch of chicken and grape salad on pita, fresh berries, and a rice krispy treat for dessert!  Corinne sprawled out on the blanket and played with her toys.  
Right about the time Aidric woke up from his nap, Corinne grabbed a handful of grass and fell asleep! Aidric had a blast playing with Corinne’s toys, but he really wanted to play with her! Since she was sleeping he decided to play with leaves instead.  And by play with leaves I mean try to eat leaves.  
The weather was amazing with a nice breeze off the river so we just hung out and chatted while Aidric played an Corinne napped.  It was great to catch up with Autumn since we don’t get to see each other very often.
Before we left the park we had to check out the play area.  It was a really nice play area, located under the overpass.  At first that seemed weird, but the nice thing about it is that it’s always in the shade!  Aidric liked the slide, but not the swing.  Corinne is too young for the slide, but she liked the swing! 
It was a great day!  Hopefully we can have another playdate soon!!!

She’s 3 Months Old

OK. I’m a little late in the game with a family blog.  I had every intention of starting one when Corinne was born, but I couldn’t decide on a name for it, I didn’t know how often I’d be able to write, and I wasn’t so sure anyone would read it!  But this morning I decided to just go for it.  Especially while I’m hanging out upstairs in the computer room waiting for Corinne to go down for a nap.  Yep, she’s 3 months old and has decided she doesn’t like naps any more.  Unfortunately for her I like her taking naps (and she needs them) so she’s getting one!!
This morning has gone pretty smoothly thus far.  We slept in (because she didn’t nap yesterday) and I managed to scarf down some breakfast before she woke up.  Luckily she woke up in a great mood and has let me get some stuff done around the house like wash diapers and put them out to dry.  Now, I don’t have a clothesline in my yard, so I had to get a little creative with sunning diapers.  Here is my solution.
Yes, the patio furniture does a great job!  Whatever works, right?
I also decided it was a good time to try simultaneously walking the dog with the stroller without the husband.  It didn’t go too bad.  Usually one of us holds the leash and the other pushes the stroller.  This is handy for when Oscar decides to fall back and sniff.  So I’m pushing the stroller with the leash in one hand.  Oscar falls back to sniff, the leash tightens up, smacks the top of my hand and now I have a dent and a bruise on my hand.  Fun times.  After that though I was a little better at anticipating when we were about to hit the leash’s maximum range.  Will I do it again tomorrow?  Probably.  Momma needs fresh air and the puppy needs exercise.
Woo hoo!!  Nap accomplished.