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.
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.
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…
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!
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…
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.