Monday, August 15, 2011

bring the family

Family month continues with the arrival of Aunt Barb and visits from the cousins Kali and Sara. A momentous occasion, this is the first time all three cousins have been together. Cassidy was thrilled to have a new audience to try out his material on, including such favorites as reading 'Be Nice To Spiders' and the Infinite Hiding Game. He also got to spend some quality time with Mommy on the Big Ball, plus a trip to the beach to appreciate the ocean. By Sunday evening he was a tired bear, and ready for some downtime.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

what is life

It was a busy weekend for Cassidy. Grandma Sonnie and Grandpa Chris came for a visit, including some extended games of "hide" and a trip to the zoo. Cousin Sara is also visiting, which meant a trip to the park down the street with her and Grandma Rachel and mommy. After all that fun, he was ready for a bath.

Our little bear has grown into a happy, healthy 2.5 year old. He runs and climbs, recites the alphabet, and counts to 20. He loves to tell you about his favorite animals "giraffe" and "hippo" and "other giraffe" and about his friends at daycare. With the slightest of prompts, he breaks into a joyful if somewhat off-key version of "Alouette." He has simple pleasures, and lives in the moment. It's a good lesson for us grownups.