Hello! We’ve been enjoying unseasonably hot weather, up until just the last few days, or rather, maybe since the beginning of this last week. Boy, was it hot, dry, and all of a sudden, ice cream time again. Emerson had his first cone with chocolate, coconut ice cream (Cow’s Gone Coconut, made in Longmont, new to us!). It’s been so good, I bought another pint of it while grocery shopping on Wednesday. I’m struck by, how at this age, 19 months, he wants to try everything! He also wants to be just like his big sister.
We did some spin art outside during this hot spell. That was fun. We started cutting our own paper and tried India ink too. The ink got a bit messy, so wouldn’t do that again, but it was fun to try.
Lastly, or firstly, as the photo order may suggest…Emerson had another pony ride. He loves those ponies, the rides, watching them eat. No fear. Iliana took the photo, which I thought was pretty darn good. Mine of her during her pony ride were no better. She really captured something I think. I was walking away and handed her my phone and said, take some photos. This was her first and best one. I love the big sky of Colorado, the open field and the red truck, and well of course, a Mama and her little guy on a pony.
These weeks have been so full. I don’t know if it’s the little squirrel/creature in me that’s trying to make sure we’re all set for winter, stashing away, gathering, storing…Or if it’s trying to live out every last bit of summer around here. Or fear of a dreadfully, cold winter like we had last year in Illinois. Where we were stuck inside for days. Okay, no more, no dwelling on that said winter. Colorado winters are so different. Yet, I do find myself trying to make sure we’re set up so we’re not just feeling the effects of cold weather all the time. Fun things to do inside, rugs to cushion the floors of our new rental, socks, socks, socks, and well, turning the heat on. It’s a bit easier to heat this place given it’s smaller size and windows/doors that let in the strong, sun warming rays around here. Funny to write about the heat inside, in a post about the intensity of heat outside.
We have a little girl’s birthday coming up, a turning 5 birthday. I myself can hardly believe we’ve had a child for 5 years now. That seems so long and yet it’s been so quick, it seems like she was little just yesterday. I’ve always heard everyone say that, and yet it’s true. She’s so big now though. She speaks so well, does so much herself, that I forget sometimes how young 4, almost 5, still is. Yes, she’s big, but also, still little. If that makes any sense, as I write this at an ungodly hour, or godly, if you’re one to get up in the wee morning hours and do some puja (worship).