My mama used to do this with me. "Suuuuuper pickle!"
you are the magic the world seeks.
"the nupboards in the cupboards, they're great fun to have around" -- Dr. Seuss
balancing my favorite littles on feet hugged by socks my mama knitted.
once upon a midnight hike. and when it was done, no one wanted to leave.
waste management. she likes to inspect what we've decided to recycle.
he loves to build. and to crash. today he stacked Piggy Paints. When we paint his toes, he wants each toe a different color.
Some kids would have sprayed themselves directly in the face, but this cautious wonder, got wise as he pulled the trigger, sprayed himself in the belly, and went back to washing dishes.
So, first I burned some bacon. But we'll call it, angelic sunbeams instead of a kitchen mishap. And then Nix saw egg shells peeking out of the garbage and proceeded to "hatch" baby chicks out of each spent egg. On the floor. "Yook, mom. Watch dis yitto baby chick. Yook mom. anover. Mom -- ohhh! See it's beak pokin' out?"
Last year, Nix was fox-in-socks, going everywhere with socks on his hands. It seems, we now have a jertain in the curtain.
Back home. I had never spent more than two days away from this kid. It's good to see his face.
Last day in paradise. A big camera selfie, Oma and her girl on the plane, and a legit rainbow sunset from the window.
The view from our balcony, our hallway and the terrace.
Mastering crawling. Playing peek-a-boo on the bed. And a drawer of freshly cleaned cloth diapers -- dried for me by the wonderful hotel staff, after I made the mistake of thinking they'd dry on the balcony.
Sunrise on the ocean is a perfect first time to dip your toes in.
My first attempts at astrophotography.
Condensation on a water bottle. Beauty in the mundane.
Her first time out of the country. It was a long day of travel.
Frost on window pane. The day before we embarked on the journey to watch my wee sister be wed.