Thursday, June 20, 2013


Happy summer! Happy longest day of the year!


It is worth noting that it being the first day of summer gets two exclamation point out of this gal this morning, even though I am still half asleep. My babe insists on waking up at 5:15AM each morning and is very bossy these days about being allowed to explore the world on her terms. I am fast sipping my coffee and thanking the good Lord it’s Friday.


This past week, it has felt like I am getting to know my daughter all over again.  I’m getting to know her as Sloane the toddler, Sloane the wild-ling, Sloane the explorer, Sloane the tiny ball of will. This process of getting to re-know someone and falling in love with them again and again is a familiar feeling, but now it’s happening with my daughter and it makes me feel more like a mom than ever. It also makes me really feel like a parent to wonder and research about discipline issues/methods/idea/philosophies because we are quickly realizing that is our next frontier.  


I am especially glad for summertime because we get more chances to be outside to best channel this recent restless and energetic spirit of hers.  A place like Friday Cheers is so fun for us to go as a family because she is entertained, enthralled and interested in all that is going on around her and we get such a joy out of watching her take it all in.  Kishi Bashi played at last week’s Friday Cheers and I am so glad we got to see him do his thing. We three all came away from this with the great satisfaction and buzz of having been bathed in sunshine and great music. Summer, we love you.

as soon as laid down our blanket, i sat sloane in front of this tupperware full of food (ground turkey, potato, onion, peas & carrots seasoned with garlic and cumin - she love sit) and she hunkered down, feeding herself, enjoying the music....

doing her thing

kishi bashi! 

venturing out after her meal to check out the scene
we went up to as close to the stage as we could, and we stood there for a few minutes, listening and watching. sloane also got face deep into a donut peach that she destroyed. observe: dripping juices

waiting to cross the street 

toddling back home. 


  1. awww precious. i remember when you told me about kishi bashi! that's awesome you got to see him live at friday cheers:) mom and dad are going to be ecstatic at how much she's grown.


  3. Oh, my! Her food has got so diverse.

  4. donut peach toddles.. too much!!