September 21, 2014

Weekend Snapshots

Besides our exciting visitor, this weekend was pretty average.  We spent almost all Saturday around the house then a zoo visit and bbq on Sunday.  But I had so much fun with my camera and (as you can maybe tell) am obsessed with the light.  I guess I want to get it while it's still around.  

And even though it was nothing out of the ordinary, it's actually really nice to have pictures of the normal stuff too.

September 18, 2014

Lightening Speed

Move over scooter- there's a new game in town.

Well, actually it's an old game that he has recently conquered.  We got this bike when he was around 12 months old.  That's right, he was just barely learning to walk.  I guess you could say we were eager.   And possibly a little misinformed (we were told that any kid who can walk can ride a bike but as recently as a few months ago, it was still a little too heavy for him to maneuver).  (But I do agree: start them young, and these push bikes are the best way to learn.)

He's pretty darn impressive on it, too.  He does a spot on impression of a motorcycle (broommm brommm BAARRRRRRROOM BRM BRM broom vrooom vroom) and when he gets enough speed, he puts his feet up and leans into turns.  Again, judging by the reactions of people on the sidewalk and (mostly) my overwhelming feeling of pride I have a little protégé on my hands.

He's such a tactile kid all around, always wanting to touch something and do it for himself.  One of his first phrase that we heard ad nauseam was "Me do it! Me do it!".  I think that's why reading didn't capture him for a while- he couldn't touch it so it was just less interesting to him.  Even now, when something in a book really catches his eye, he will try to pick it up out of the pages with two little fingers.  And the other day, while mesmerized by a fish tank, he turns to me and says "I hold it!"  Sorry sweetie, probably not the best idea.

But with the bike?  It's the perfect thing for him to touch and hold and do himself and conquer the world.

September 16, 2014

One good thing about fall

Since everyone is weighing in about their thoughts on the seasons, here's mine: fall?  Not a fan.

I used to love it (and winter) but it's just here in the upper left fall means saying goodbye to the sun and dark, cold, oozing skies stretch ahead as far as my limited vision can see.  But that's something for anther time (Seriously.  I could fill a book.  Fascinating, I know.)

But we are left with a few of the warm-fuzzy perks of fall.  And no, I'm not taking about pumpkin spiced anything- I will take 70 degrees and a slight tan over any food product.  But even I have to admit that it's refreshing and welcome to get a break from all the extraverted summer activities and constant go-go and turn inward, embrace routines.  And also that wardrobe choices undergo a refresh: earthy tones, boots, and layers- yes, please.  Here I'm wearing Madewell black jeans, sheer Urban t-shirt dress, boots from iforgetwhere.

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.