“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
163.366 Little Baby, how you've grown! Already holding your head up so strong and happy to sit in the bumbo for the first time. -Apr 29, 2016 The next day we documented the bumbo feat. You have to suck on your fist and sometimes your thumbs. Then you noticed your sweet, chubby feet, entranced. Of course, Big Sister was jealous and wanted to try out the bumbo too, which got a good fit of giggles.
164.366 We read "Time for a Hug" (my favorite because I get lots of great hugs) and "Giraffes Can't Dance" (Here you are pretending to be an elephant). Then we played "Mr. Bear, Mr. Bear, Are You Awake?", had a tickle fight, and learned how to shake our hair wildly, which is your new favorite because of your amazing bouncy curls which have gotten so long.
"And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling." -Shanti
155.366 Daddy was hard at work in the evening sunlight, so we took advantage of the dwindling rays to explore the yard, visit with the goats, and then Daddy tried to teach you how to climb a redbud tree (you were too afraid, which is fine with me!) and drove you to the mailbox in the wheelbarrow. Then you two sat beneath the weeping cherry in peaceful silence.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. - Aaron Siskind
Many of these images are from April, but I couldn't help but include them because I definitely want them in my 366 project. Though they may seem unimportant, I remember each moment vividly and they have special places in my heart. The little things make up the greatness in my life.
149.366 I remember this April day well. I promised you we'd play in the puddles. The sun was golden and the puddles were ripe for jumping. And then it rained and rained and you were so disappointed. So Daddy opened the window and you watched the rain together at the window, and suddenly you weren't sad anymore. Daddy can make anything better.
153.366 While I was attending to Baby, you came up to me and I noticed chocolate smeared across your face. I was puzzled where you had gotten chocolate. And then I went to the family room, where there Cocoa Pebbles on the couch and floor. Lots and lots of Cocoa Pebbles. You had dumped the entire box and just ate it off the couch. So here you are cleaning up your mess and sometimes enjoying a bite of the contents.
154.366 The afternoon when we just relaxed together in a corner of the family room. You read "Ten Tiny Toes" to Baby as she listened intently and then practiced your monkey shines when the book said "Open wide." Your Great Grandpa taught me how to make monkey shines when I was a little girl, although he had only his right arm, so we would laugh together when he would do a one-handed monkey shine. It's hard to believe how long ago that was when Mommy made monkey shines. And no doubt you will teach Little Baby how to do monkey shines in a few short years. Right now she's too interested in the light coming in the window.
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