Last week the sun was shining and the air was mild so I decided to take Theo for an epic walk on top of the mountain (those of you who don't know Montreal should note that our "mountain" is more of a very large hill in the middle of the city). The last time I had walked the trails up there was when I was 9 months pregnant and doing everything in my power to kickstart labor.
We drove to the top of the mountain, parked the car and got dressed for what I thought would be a nice Spring jaunt. Theo was bundled up in his stroller and I was wearing a light jacket and Converse sneakers. By the time we left the parking lot, I realized that I had made a tiny huge mistake. The trails were iced over in some spots and sludgy and muddy in others. We were essentially off-roading but I was determined to make it to the belvedere to show Theo the view of the city. We trudged on, getting a few confused looks from fellow hikers who were dressed in full winter gear. It was a bumpy ride for Theo but he was squealing with delight, mainly because we passed a ton of overly-friendly squirrels.
Happy birthday Theo, my little miracle. I could not be more proud of you. xo
P.S. - You owe me a new pair of Converse sneakers.