On most nights, when the sun is starting to set and the glistening oranges, pinks, and purples begin dancing over the mountaintops…we go on a family walk.
We rarely bring a stroller. Our 3-year-old likes to run about in her pink sandals, pointing out things (“Look, mom! Yellow flowers!”) and collecting rocks. And, I typically hold the baby – or put her in a carrier. I prefer to have my baby right in my arms (and, actually, I think she prefers it too). In fact, I’m almost tempted to say good-bye to all of our strollers (with the exception of our jogging stroller), but I hesitate, knowing that there will likely be other babies in our future.
My husband and I talk, and sometimes hold hands. He usually “runs” with our 3-year-old at her request. I watch the two of them racing ahead of us on the sidewalk…and I smile.
I am so infinitely blessed. This life – these moments – I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
***I am wearing a kokopax carrier (garden fabric, $179.99). The engineering of this product is AMAZING. It has a frame like one of those outdoorsy baby backpacks, but it’s more compact…and way cuter. It’s also extremely comfortable and easy to put on (I can do it without assistance). Furthermore (I feel like I’m an English professor when I say that word for some reason), I totally love having my baby on my back. It brings a whole new meaning to hands-free (it’s even more convenient than having a baby in a front carrier). I have a feeling I’m going to be wearing this carrier a lot now that my baby is 6 months old (the carrier is designed for use from 6 months to 2 years). Another bonus? The carrier fits in airline overhead bins if you’re the traveling type.
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*UPDATE* The winner is #126 Sandi. Congratulations!