Ada is finally trustworthy enough on this thing to be taken to the streets (especially the east side of Central Park West--very few through streets). Child has FINALLY learned how to listen and she actually responds when I yell "STOP"! Plus following general rules of stopping before the street and waiting for me and not zipping way ahead. This is a big day. Especially when life and limb are at stake. (And yes--I do realize she is a full year-and-a-half older than most kids who get this concept. But this is the child who just stopped bolting 6 months ago).
Case in point. Look at her following directions. It's sad how proud this makes me. Like, it's my first big validation as a mother--she finally listens! And she's obedient (most of the time)! And compliant (sometimes)! And polite (more often than not)! Something is finally sinking in! My little beast.
Ada's favorite part of Central Park is all of the rock formations. Crazy to think that each and every one of them was thoughtfully hand-placed. There is an awesome segment in this NYC doc on the creation and building of the park. Fascinating stuff I tell you.
Her "camera face" : Little hands in pockets. Get's me every time. Seriously--if you want me to think your kid is cute, have them do this around me.
Someday there will be beautiful green leaves on those trees and I might have to recreate this picture.