I will never forget this summer. It’s the summer I fell in love with summertime.
I realized recently that maybe Nova’s childhood is MY childhood, and my childhood belonged to my mom. What I mean is that half the things we do together every day (or more) Nova will never remember. But I am cherishing every day, hanging onto every small phase and stage. In so many ways I feel like I am reliving childhood through her eyes and it’s such a magical way to see the world. It’s all my dreams come true on a loop.
Nova loves the grass. We walk in the grass all the time. Check on our plants, water flowers. I love that she likes to be outside even though Jeremy and I aren’t exactly outdoorsy. I mean- we’re like cocktails-on-the-patio-level outdoorsy. That counts.
The pool is Nova’s happy place. Our blow up pool popped after only a month or so and I can’t decide whether it’s worth it to buy another one.
We’re considering putting in a small stock tank pool next summer (don’t worry it will be totally safe- we have a plan!) I saw it at Erin’s house a couple weeks ago and it was super nice. I like the idea of having a pool, but there’s a zero percent chance we would spend twenty thousand dollars to put one in- it’s just not on our priority list at ALL. So I’m excited about this option.
This swing! She asks to ride it every single day. It makes me so dizzy after a while, but it makes her so happy and so giggly, which I really cannot say no to.
We swapped our regular swing out for this unicorn swing last week because the first one was too wobbly and after she fell off it once it wasn’t fun anymore because we were too scared to push her high.
I will treasure this photo forever.
Our bond has felt really solid lately. We’re coming up on eight months together, which feels like a long time but in hindsight is really not that long for such a big life change. Occasionally I still realize how new this all is. But for the most part it feels like life has always been this way. It’s so weird how that happens.
I’ll be back soon with more! It’s almost time for Aunt Elsie’s Summer Camp 2018. Exciting!