Four Summer Things Cricket Loves
1. The pool: Cricket is enjoying summer so far. He loves the pool. The first time we went in, I stupidly forgot the sun screen, so I was little obsessed about staying the shade and we only went in for a few minutes. On the Fourth, he did pool redux, this time with sunscreen. Unfortunately the pool was a little bit cooler, so we still didn't stay in that long. He went under twice, and after he got down looking shocked, he flashed a big smile. I can't wait to see what he's going to do in the ocean.
2. Mastering parseltongue and wrestling snakes: Best money I have ever spent at IKEA. He loves this snake almost as much as he loves the pool. I love to see him pull this snake all over the place.
3. Reading: He's figured out how to hold books up and look at the pictures, which I think is super, but just as often, he grabs the book to put into his mouth too. But he's looking on his own. I could swear that this morning he turned the page on his own, which I'm sure is a fluke, but it was great fun. 4. Hanging out in the hammock: He loves to be under the trees or looking up at the sky. He sings songs to the birds, which is really charming. He could be there for hours just looking up. He's looked up like this since he was just born. I wonder what it all means.