Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"
The weather continues to persist in a constant and unexpected cycle of winter and spring, and even on the most sunshine-filled of days, we are sometimes surprised by a sharp chill when we open the door. Nevertheless, we take advantage of the warm days and push through the winter ones.
127.366 We bought a bubble blower, which you normally just ignore completely, but you do like to sit at the bubble blower and pop the bubbles as they rise out. The weather started to become a little warm, so before they planted the field, we would bundle up and venture out in the chill through the cornfield, collecting sprigs of tall grass, Black Cat and Foo Foo trailing behind us.
"A One-year-old child is so many things --
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead,
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead..."
I can't believe this little dumpling is one already! She is absolutely precious, wanting to inspect everything around her, especially the little petals that had fallen off the trees, and showing off some fierce dance moves when her daddy turned on some music.
That being said, she was doing some serious mean mugging the entire session. Ha ha! She didn't cry, not even when I accidentally popped her balloon in a failed attempt at peek-a-boo, but this little sweetie was not going to crack a smile. She got through the session like a pro, and then at the end, after tickles and kisses from Mommy and Daddy, she snuggled up in her momma's arms and drank her bottle. It was the sweetest little tender moment I ever saw.
Happy 1st Birthday, Sweetie Pie! I hope this next year is full of discovering, fun, giggles, and love.
Won’t you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it’s all too fast
Let’s make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can somehow
"Slow Down" by Nichole Nordeman
123.366 A few days before Mommy had to return to work, we took you to Chuck E Cheese's for one last outing. It was probably the last time we'll go there, but I think you're favorite part was running up the skee ball lane. It was probably not my best mom move to take a photo before I stopped you, but looking at the craziness that was happening around us, I don't think anybody thought anything of it.
Wife, Mommy, Vintage Lover, Coffee Addict, Photography Junkie