I was walking back from the subway yesterday afternoon and saw this lemonade stand across the street from our apartment. Of course I bought some – who can walk past a group of cute children running a lemonade stand without partaking? Proof that NYC is really not that different from anywhere else.
Telfer is getting over a bad cold and on Saturday, especially, felt rotten. We were supposed to all go to Molly's 30th birthday party in Prospect Park but quickly struck a deal: He stayed home with the baby while I went to the party.
Doesn't sound like a big deal? I was gone from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM…the longest I have been away from Cate since she's been born**. I had a good time at the park (Happy Birthday Molly!) and did a few Andrea things on the way there, namely, walked a whole lot (Central Park South, down 5th Ave to the NYPL). Telfer and Cate did fabulous; Telfer fed her lunch, put her down for a nap, and took a walk, all without me hovering and commenting on technique. Definitely valuable.
**I should clarify here: it's not that Telfer has been unwilling to stay with Cate, it's more of a breastfeeding issue. She just started to drink successfully out of a sippy cup and now I don't have to worry about her becoming dehydrated on these hot days. She's going to start whole milk in a sippy cup today!