in twenty minutes we will officially be in the double digit dates of july already... when did *that* happen? i find myself still settling into the fact that it's summer and finally got around to putting the remainder of my winter clothes away this week. don't get me wrong, i love the summer. i love long days and longer sunsets, flip flops and flowers and sunshine and all that fun stuff... i just love fall better. i *used* to love fall because it meant i got to go back to school. i was some serious dorky business back in the day.
i now think of fall with its' crisp mornings and bright blue sky... hay bales and apples and warm pajamas and my staple uniform, jeans and comfy sweater. so am i bummed that we're inching our way toward the middle of july? sure... am i superbly excited to take the girls apple picking this year? absolutely.
in the meantime however (here i am getting way ahead of myself), we have lots more to celebrate around here. ms. madeline has taken off developmentally since her stoma closure and is babbling up a storm. no one, of course, knows what she's talking about, but she seems quite pleased with herself and as her mom, that's all that matters right now! her walking and gait has become more regular and she's climbing like the dickens. perhaps it's a coincidence with the procedure, but i really think it has something to do with her body just saying, 'oh right! this is how it's supposed to be!' she's also interacting more with her sister and the world around her...
... including taking the liberty of ripping off her "full" diaper in the living room from under her clothes while i was in the shower and screaming with delight across the floor as i chase her in a towel. we'll call that an 'emergency tubby' moment.
ok, so i may be fall dreaming, but i'm going to make a concerted effort to live 'in the day.' my girls are learning something wacky and wild each day and i don't want to discount that for a second. when i think where we were one year ago... or god forbid, two years ago (oof, just thinking about it makes me cringe) i am very lucky to have this one and only july 9, 2011.