A Reader

Lately you’ve been content for many minutes just sitting alone and flipping through a book. You study each page before turning to the next, seemingly reading and pondering the book as you go. You look so old and mature while doing this, which is somehow simultaneously amazing and depressing. But it is so endearing, and it just melts my heart.

Peek A You!

Peek A You!

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Nana and Papa Save the Day

The nanny was sick today and your dad and I both had to work, so nana and papa came over to watch you. They had lots of fun with you, and even took you for a nice walk. You were wearing your bunny slippers, and one bunny hopped off your foot and into a neighbor’s yard. After walking for awhile they realised it was gone and papa had to go back and find it. We’re quickly learning that we need to take inventory of everything in the stroller and on you at the beginning of walks, and then keep taking inventory frequently throughout the walk.

A Day with Dad

Nana and papa don’t get back from Nevada until tonight, and I had to go into work today so your dad took the day off and hung out with you. He’s been looking forward to having an entire day with you and he even commented how this hasn’t happened since April! You played and went for a big walk and generally had lots of fun together.

First Passport is Here

You got your passport in the mail today. Your first passport – I was so excited! You inspected it thoroughly, took a little nibble, then threw it to the ground. Apparently you’re not as excited as I am, but I hope you’ll share my love of travel and adventure. We’re headed out of the country twice next year; we’re doing all that we can to get that book filled up.

Checking out your first passport

Checking out your first passport

Chuck Taylors

I think one can never have enough Chuck Taylors. I have four pairs, but would have one in every color if the closet or your father allowed. Before you were even born you were the proud owner of a navy pair bought for you by your nana. She put a cute, polka dot ribbon in one, saying we’d use those as shoelaces if you were a girl. After you were born, Aunt Nancy and Cousin Ali bought you a pink pair that you’ve been rocking all through the summer and fall. I, coincidentally, have the exact same pink pair; I’ve had them for years. Your pink pair are getting a little tight on you and soon won’t be able to fit, so I had your dad take a picture of us in our matching shoes.

Momma and baby Converse

Momma and baby Converse

Those Darn Dots (and Penguins Too)

You are so curious and observant that you notice the littlest things and investigate them thoroughly. Whenever we go to Breckenridge we use penguin sheets. Every time you’re on the bed you grab at them like you’re trying to pick them up, you try this over and over. And this weekend we were staying in your cousin Alex’s room. She has dots painted on a couple of the walls, and every night before bed you’d crawl over and inspect them, trying to pick them off the wall. I love your curiosity.

Inspecting the dots

Inspecting the dots


Those silly dots make you laugh

Those silly dots make you laugh

Family Photos

Today we had a family picture session. You and your three cousins did pretty well, keeping your composure far longer than I would have thought possible. I think we got some great pictures and I’m excited to see the proofs. It will be nice to have these professional photos to capture us all at this point in time.