May 31, 2009
Dexter, Don and I made our first trip out together in the bugaboo frog stroller. I seriously only bought 3 things in preparation for baby. 2 onesies (one has zeppelins on it) and the stroller. Everything else I've gotten as gifts from the many lovely families I work with at the music school or as hand me downs. The stroller, however, I didn't want to compromise on. I wanted something stylish, city friendly, snow friendly, and easy to use. This one mom at the music school has been coming and going with her bugaboo stroller for the past year and I finally asked her about it. She said it was fantastic, I took her word for it and got one.
We went to the opening ceremony for the "local motion" challenge in a neighbouring community. To quote from the website:
"Local Motion is a demonstration project promoting eco-friendly modes of transportation: walking, cycling, wheeling, public transit and carpooling. The community of Parkallen was chosen to showcase this initiative as one of the community demonstration projects surrounding the ICLEI Congress. During the month of June, community residents will be challenged to reduce their carbon footprint by leaving their cars at home as much as possible and using more eco-friendly forms of transportation. Participants are being given informational tool kits and are being asked to track their progress throughout the month."
It was a fantastic community event with cake and cheese buns from a local bakery, lots of different bike shops with tents and fun bikes to try. Great folky music, and lots of smiling families! It was also a good opportunity for some people to see baby Dexter. I'm so thankful to have had the baby when the weather is nice. Beats feeling quarantined in the house for extended periods of time. It was fabulous to be out with baby during such a beautiful day!
We walked to our new train station and though we only took it 1 stop, Don liked the idea of baby Dexter having his first ride on the LRT and wanted to document it.
For the opening ceremonies, Don and his fellow ward councillor were riding a tandem tricycle around. Very amusing.
And here we are walking back to the train station with some friends.