Friday, September 10, 2010

Leaps & Bounds

Lola and I strolled on over to Freemont Park for our weekly ritual of Farmer's Market shopping.The sun was out, but Autumn was in the air. The air was crisp as can be, blowing gently through the trees as the sun illuminated the chalk-kissed sidewalk. Soon the leaves will be every shade of orange, yellow, red, and brown.


I am simply amazed at how big my pumpkin is. Fifteen months ago, she was only a swaddled little babe in my arms. She is now a little girl, loving little girl things, flowers of all sorts, butterfly kisses, bubbles, cute little dogs...and big ones too! She has the most wonderful fascination with eyelashes. I must say, I was pretty nervous when she first discovered them. She walked about for a couple days constantly stabbing her eye with that little pointer finger of hers. Weird. Now she resorts to butterfly kissing her big toes every time I change her diapers. Imagine that!
Her new discoveries make it apparent that she is growing up. She moves around the apartment like she knows exactly what she is doing and where she is going. I no longer underestimate her. When we go on walks, I occasionally let her "run free", usually when we are a couple streets from the apartment. The other day, we turned the corner to the street we live on. She walked up to our apartment entry way and strolled on in and proceeded to go up the step that leads to our front door. She has definetly got her walking skills down! She is now, also a pro at scaling up the playground and wobbling her way across the bridge to the other side. It is pretty amazing to see her thinking her way through her next strategically placed step. 
 
"Alas, I have made it!"

We attended Chalk It Up this past weekend and got a sneak peak at the pieces of art that would surround "our park" for the weeks to come. Some of them were fun, or merely advertisements, but I was impressed by those with so much detail. It was great to finally see the finished product! Freemont Park is now framed beautifully by vibrantly colored pieces of art. I love Sacramento!

2 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

She is so cute. And that hat is the BEST THING EVER : )

I LOVE the chalk art. How fun is that? Perfection : ) Glad you had a nice day at the park with your baby. Mine just started 5th grade this year. How time flies...

Brittany Noelle Scott said...

Such cute pictures, I love this! I wish we could go on park playdates..maybe someday...