While I miss the snuggly newborn days from time to time, there is really nothing better than the “now”. Now, Alba is walking & running all over the place. Now, I can pack up the car on a whim, and go visit the rose gardens in Washington Park. Now, I don’t have to worry about milk or formula or bottles or diapers. I just pop a water bottle into my bag, and grab the potty seat. Now, Alba will walk around, smell flowers, wave at people, and splash in the water from the sprinklers. Now, we can buy granola bars and fruit snacks from the food cart at the park, and sit on a bench together as we enjoy our treats. Now, she makes me laugh … by being silly with papa’s hat, and eating peaches like a rabbit.
Oh man … I can’t believe the summer is over, but I will remember this one as the year Alba really started to become her own little person — my friend.