Monday, March 20, 2006

Walking with Ada

Now that Ada is getting bigger (at our trip to the doctor today she weighed in at 19.5 lbs!), wearing her on my front is getting less practical. I take lots of walks with her in the ergo carrier. I carry her on my back, which is very comfortable. The down side is that with her on my back, it is hard to see her, or for her to really see me. That's where the camera comes in. Friday afternoon was sunny, so Nonlinear Papa and I took Ada on a walk on Mt. Tabor. (Oh how I love that Portland has a volcano within its city limits!)

On Sunday I was carrying a small mirror, which let me see her, and kept her entertained between dog sightings. The past week or two, Ada has fallen in love with dogs. It started with Henry's dog, but now all dogs make her shake with excitement and exclaim "ooh, ooh!" I try to make all walks pass either the big park near us or the local elementary school yard, both of which are chock-full of dogs.

In all of these pictures Ada is all bundled up against what passes for cold around here. Not today. The first day of spring did not disappoint - warm and sunny, a great day for walking with the girl. It was so nice I forgot to take pictures.


  1. so cute. i love the mirror shots! great idea.

    also sorry to hear you're sick. let me know if i can do anything. really.

  2. Yippee! She must be feeling better. Will have to play soon, and maybe she could play with our dog!

  3. Hey, I use a mirror with the Ergo, too :) I am in awe of your strong back - I gave up the front carrier when my daughter got to 18 pounds. Lovely pics, btw!

  4. She looks so much like her dad in that first mirror photo!