Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Evening Strolls

One of our favorite things to do is to walk in our neighborhood. Before Ava came along, Mark and I would often pour some wine in a tervis and head out on a walk after dinner. We used this time to catch up on the day. It's so easy to just come home, eat, and plop down in front of the tv the rest of the night. 
This was our way of not doing that and spending quality time together. Mark has always been a chatterbox (and I say that in a loving way!) which is great for me because I just listen to him talk about his entire day and every detail about it.
Now, our conversations still consist of work overview for him, Ava updates from that day from me, and fun things that are happening with our friends and family: Engagements, weddings, babies on the way, trips, football events etc. 
^ the stroller hog

^ stealing the stroller for a picture.  

I don't want Ava thinking one day that I didn't like pushing her around because there are only a million pictures of just Mark pushing her around... She needs to know that her dad always took the stroller pushing privileges away from me every chance he got. (And I let him because I get it every day while he is at work.) 
Ava got antsy in her stroller. She secretly knows that her daddy will rescue her and throw her up on his shoulders. She loves it. Ava loves walks when dad is around...

(And on Saturdays, Mark lets me sleep in late while he takes Ava on her 9AM stroll after he giving her her breakfast. Then, he comes home and cooks a big breakfast for us while we watch College Gameday on ESPN. I have a great hubby!  ;) 

Taking these walks are one of the best things we do as a couple and as a family.  It's important to us to have time to talk and "check in" with one another. This is also a  great way to do that with a happy and entertained Ava. 

Tomorrow I'll be taking Ava to the mall to do some shopping :) 

Happy Oct. 1st! 
This month has already brought really exciting news.  More to come on that topic later... :) 



  1. evening strolls are the best!! some of the best convos happen!

    XOXO Bunnie

  2. I love an evening stroll with wine in a Tervis! I think our family needs to borrow this awesome idea! You all are the cutest! xo

  3. I love the pics with baby girl and daddy! So cute and can't wait to hear the news! New follower!

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  5. I love this! I remember when I was growing up, my dad would take siblings and me on a walk EVERY NIGHT. My mom was a stay at home, so we had spent all day with her, and that was our special time with my dad. Made such an impact on me, and I can't wait to do the same thing with my own little family some day!

  6. You all are so cute! We love a good stroller walk as well...except I'm like Mark, the chatterbox that doesn't shut it ;)

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