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Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Family Fun | 2 comments

Scootin’ Around NYC – Weekend Recap

This weekend we had an event to attend in Brooklyn at our YMCA & Atlas was SO excited when we agreed to let him bring his new scooter along.

City Kid

I used to get so annoyed by all the kids riding around the city on their scooters. I was all, “Parents are ridiculous. Either your kid needs to be secured in a stroller OR they are old enough to walk!” Well, we can add that to the long list of the words I’m now eating as a mom. Atlas got a scooter for Christmas and it is thee best way to commute around NYC. I can push Andi in the stroller and move at a quick pace and he can actually keep up. I still prefer to let him walk when he wants and when we aren’t in a hurry because I want him to get exercise, but when we are trying to move quick, scootin’ is the way to go.

City Kid

And when he gets tired (because sometimes we do walk for miles), we just raise the handlebars on his scooter and pull him along, which he loves.


The event at our YMCA included a petting zoo and a coloring station where kids could make their own animal mask.


Atlas had so much fun, but my poor buddy wasn’t feeling good at all this weekend. By the time he went to bed Saturday night, he was so congested. We ended up putting him in our bed to sleep, which we only do when one of the kids is really sick. I am so incredibly tired because I stayed up until almost 1am sitting upright in bed holding Atlas so he could sleep better. Then I passed him off to Dave and I slept for a little while before waking up again at 4am with Andi. Pretty sure baby girl is starting to get some teeth so she’s out of sorts. Atlas is a hard one to cuddle these days because he’s always on the move, so I actually don’t mind being a walking zombie today because it was so sweet to just hold him while he slept on me. I prayed over him, sang to him and just savored the snuggles. I hate when my babies are sick, but I do love those cuddle sessions. I can’t say exactly how he got sick, but something tells me it may be related to last weekend’s activities…

Puddle Jumpin'

Atlas loves to splash in every puddle he sees, so last weekend after we got a ton of rain I let him put on his rain boots and rain coat and play in all the puddles. I’m sort of regretting that decision now, but he sure had fun.

The rest of our weekend included lunch at Shake Shack (a must if you’re in NYC), homemade chicken noodle soup for my sick little buddy, watching The Bachelor with Dave, pretending to watch football with Dave, working on my Bible study reading, grocery shopping and lots o’ laundry. Oh, and Andi is officially crawling now, so obviously lots of time was spent on the floor with her!

Speed Crawler

At the rate she’s growing, I’m thinking I should go ahead and start filling out college applications for her. It’s so bittersweet watching my baby grow! Sometimes I think I do really want 1 more baby…but then I get 3 hours of sleep and I’m like, “Nah – 2 is a nice and even number.” 😉

I hope you had a great weekend and you refilled your tank with what matters most. For me, that looks like this…

Choo Choo's

Sitting on the floor, playing with my babies. Its just plain good for my soul to hear Atlas try to imitate a choo choo sound and to hear Andi giggle back at him.



  1. Your little family is so cute! Hope Atlas is feeling better and you’re able to sneak in some good sleep at some point this week! I’m sure you’ve posted it before, but I can’t remember – which Bible Study are you doing? I’d love to focus on my faith more this year and would love any recommendations you have for readings/studies 🙂
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    • Thanks so much, Kate! I hope solid sleep is in my future too! LOL

      I go to a Bible study program called Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). I LOVE it. It is daily reading (usually takes me about 15 minutes, give or take) through a specific book of the Bible (this year’s book is Revelation, which I sort of thought I wouldn’t like at all, but I am getting SO much out of it) and then you meet once a week with a small group to discuss what you learned and then immediately following the small group there’s a short lecture where you can learn even more about what you read the previous week. Lots of historical facts and proper context are given to the passages of scripture you read during the lecture, which I find so fascinating. It’s a really great program! Here’s the link where you can see if there’s a class near you or peruse the site to learn more about the program:

      My mom goes to BSF in Florida and it is cool that we are studying the same thing from completely different states. 🙂

      Also, if you just want a bible study you can do at home, I love these 2 books.
      40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life by Tommy Newberry – short daily devotionals, but really challenge you to think on God’s word and think positively
      The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson – this book really changed the way I pray!

      Hope this helps! 🙂

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