Obviously this is not an original idea. But it is easy and fun! We live with sidewalk chalk on the bottom of our feet in the summer, so trying paint was a nice change. Also, I want to paint indoors with her, but my house and clothes would rather I don't, so we put on our darkest clothes (so I cannot attest to the staining-free quality) and had at it. The paint can make really fun bright pictures that you can come back and enhance with chalk.
Friday, June 28, 2013
The pool is the best way for us to break up our long summer days. There have been a few days when it is just too hot to nap so finding a cool break is essential. We have not one, but two generous neighbors who welcome us to use their pool as our own. Clara talks about swimming day and night, and these pictures were her first trip swimming this season. We had a great laugh watching her giggle and exclaim "this is fun! I love swimming!" I marvel all the time how being a parent brings back all the joys we had as children. Being able to experience her adventures with her is a whole new kind of thrill.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
This kid is an extravert. Dan and I both have green eyes and would lean into the introvert category, but our blue-eyed social butterfly is her own person. She is the happiest and friendliest kid at the park. As soon as we arrive, she asks, "were'd the kids go?" and when she spots them she runs up to these strangers with arms raised, shouting "hurray! Kids, come with me, come on kids, let's play!" I love her little happy heart!
And mine breaks a little when I think of all the love she has for everyone and everything.