i had several posts i thought of putting up while my computer was down, but i think i'll just offer a mish mash of photos since weve been back from our trip.
flowers from our garden all around the house for mayday....
lucy trying out the swing emmy got her way back before she was even born. it's a hit!
a hike down to the river, our favorite spot on the Cosumnes....
wildflowers all along the way.
lucy LOVED the river. and our river ain't warm. she sat right down in it and splashed about.
backyard hang outs with friends.
i missed the kiss, but let me tell ya this girl LOVES her friend sylvan.
and playing in the water with oliver!
another river hang out, this time at the American (which is even colder!)
this time addie and utah came to join us!
my first mother's day! darin and lucy let me sleep in till 9 and then brought me treats in bed.
we found a cool Barn Sale out in the country.
then we all met up over at my mom's for some good motherly hanging out.
my mother's day present to myself...a new pool for my backyard. i'm a dork about my little swimming pools. gotta have it, all summer long. it makes my life bliss. lucy loved crawling the perimeter around and around as it filled up a little bit with nice fresh cold water.
then she turned ten months old!
and that night there was a hippie music festival down by the river and darin played bass in the band Flannel.
we ate strawberries, danced, and enjoyed the music and all the tie dye.
that sunday i drove all the way down to discovery bay to attend my old friend kim's daughter's birthday.
it was the longest trip i've taken alone with lucy and although we had some difficult moments and i was utterly exhausted by the end of the day, overall i was pretty proud of us!
lucy had a great time playing in sydney's playroom. baby heaven...nothin but toys and soft carpet and a million things to pick up, check out, and put together, and surrounded by lots of other kids and babies. here she is meeting little ayla, what a doll! when lucy sees other kids playing she makes this high pitched little cooing scream; she does it to the cats too. i think she thinks it sounds cute, and she feels like she is joining the conversation.
our girls getting to know each other :)
so that's just a smidgen of may. i hope you are all radiant with summer delights and i can't wait to go catch up on all your posts!