Dear Maya and Emi,
When mommy posted last week I forgot to add some other pictures I had taken--your 11 month photos, Emi. I dressed you in this adorable bathing suit not because we were going swimming, but because every month on your birthdate mommy has taken pictures of you dressed in an item of clothing that used to belong to your sister. It started as a way to compare your growth, then mommy just ran with it. And now you're almost a year old already! We can't believe it!
Of course, this past week also marked daddy's first Father's Day as a daddy to two. Mommy had plans to spend lots of time outdoors but the weather didn't cooperate so we went to, of all places, a mall. We so rarely go to malls, though, that it was actually a nice change of pace. We got home pretty late, at least as far as your usual bedtime, so mommy just barely remembered to snap a picture of you two with daddy before taking you inside to go to bed.
Emi, you've been teething and sniffly, and Maya, you've been stubborn and destructive (please tell me this is a phase!) but we still had some fun times this week. We went to two parks, a fun event at the library, and picked peas at the farm. We collected slugs, snails, and flowers. We painted with our fingers, danced in mud puddles, and crawled in the grass. We made plans for more fun times this summer and strategies for some of the behavior troubles we've had. Whew! Mommy is tired!
Speaking of tired, mommy's signing off now. Love you both!