I love everything about summer.
The feeling of sun on my face.
The smells of fresh cut grass, sun tan lotion, and BBQ's
The feeling of a cold swimming pool just when you think its too hot out to bare
The way my baby smiles when the warm wind blows in his face and the way everything and everyone just seem happier and better.
I live for the months between April and September, they keep me going on the long, cold, rainy winter days.
zoom in to see ryan's bum cheeks :)
however, this is our life these days. he thinks he is growing too big for my lap but I tell him everyday he can fit there even when he is a daddy himself. these summer months are different than the ones last year. last year we spent our days cuddling, feeling each others heart beats together, learning every facial expression and trying to memorize each little wrinkle and all 10 fingers and all 10 toes.
now he has discovered his independence and it is incredible to watch. I can see his brain ticking and connecting all the dots. he is learning things I've never shown him and teaching me to see the world in a whole new way.
like the way sidewalk chalk feels on your fingers
the sensation of dirt and grass on your feet
the taste of goldfish.. for breakfast
the way a blanket and a good cuddle can make the problems of the world just disappear
how "you are my sunshine" get better each time you sing it
and hearing MOM MOM MOM as he comes running down the hall way
it is the greatest sound I will ever hear.
and every so often I will still get a second like this