The maze is getting much taller now, and there are just a few places where the gaps reveal the girl. Yesterday there were lots of children darting in and out of the hedges while their parents rested on the benches in the shade. Despite the crowds of Mothers and their broods, the weather was just perfect for a stroll midday amongst the flowers.
The little one watched for signs of her sister from outside the maze. She wants to be in there, she’s always crawling and moving to the more exciting venue. She’s changing so fast now, growing and moving and chatting and eating in new ways and at new speeds each day. She can pull up on anything now, and she’s operating in the mode that something more exciting is going on “just around the bend”. She talks up a storm in a delightful gibberish of four or five consonant sounds with the accompanying facial expressions that make it that much more believable. I made her roasted red peppers with goat cheese and dished her up a bite to see if she liked it. I turned around and her bird mouth was wide open, smeared with red, lunging for more. She tackled a whole peach this week, holding it with such a tight grip that there was no prying it back out of her hands. Slurping the life out of that peach, drinking it all in…everything new and changing and growing around her. She’s ten months old now – we shared our special day together yesterday- and she snuggled in extra close between those moments that she was off exploring.
Happy birthday little big one. Thanks for making Mother’s Day twice as sweet this year.