A Walk with Iris

After dinner during the week, I've been trying to take Iris out for a little walk around our apartment complex. It's a good way for both of us to get a little activity, and provides a nice respite from finding entertainment for a toddler who is getting progressively crankier as the evening goes on.

This probably goes without saying, but taking a walk with a toddler is a completely different experience from the evening time "power walks" I used to take alone. Obviously, they are slower. Also, I notice things I didn't pay much attention to before.

Like how long our shadows are:


How interesting this drain is:


Tiny flowers:


Gravel is fun to take out of potholes:


And stairs are fun to climb…




And over.


Sometime after this picture was taken, there was a tiny tumble from the second stair, so our walk ended a little prematurely. I carried a tired and slightly disgruntled baby home, but she doesn't seem any worse for wear.


Some more pictures I couldn't resist putting in. You can click to make big.

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I'm so grateful to be sharing these walks with her right now.



  1. Jessie said

    Cutest kid ever, and a very sweet post. Hang on to that photo at the end where she’s showing us her diaper. Use that for blackmail later.

  2. Colleen said

    Walking with a child is a very learning experience. As an adult you have forgotten how interesting some things are. Enjoy these days because they go fast. Hope to see you soon. Colleen

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