Mars is 1 year, 7 months, and 4 days old!
We just got back from New York/ New Jersey this past Wednesday. We really think Mars got a lot out of this trip. He started saying a bunch of new words, the names of his cousin and uncle are probably the best ones. We roamed the city with Mars in the Ergobaby most of the time, and left him home on two occasions with his cousins' nanny and grandma. He really didn't like being left at home without us :( I think the highlight of our trip for Mars was letting him spend time with family members that we don't get to see too often. He has four cousins over there, the eldest being 15 and the youngest being 5 months. He seemed to develop different types of relationships with each cousin, and it was really amazing to see. Although we were only there for a week, I'm already having withdrawals and can't wait to go back. In the back of my mind I'm already thinking about what I want to do next time. We didn't get to go to any museums this time, so that's definitely first on the list for next time. New York, we miss you and can't wait to see you again!