some days, a happy coincidence of events occurs: holden takes a long afternoon nap meaning he is able to stay up a little later than normal and traffic isn't stop-and-go meaning that dustin gets home from work a little earlier than he usually does. these two things happening in the same day mean that we are able to catch the last hour of light together at a local park.
this week, that happy coincidence just so happened to be an everyday occurrence.
so each evening as the sun slowly sunk beneath the horizon, we chased and laughed and played, amidst bare trees and fallen leaves, invigorated by the brisk evening air which was just cool enough to warrant fuzzy hats.
and on the holden development front, he has taken to babbling 24/7. whereas last week ba ba meant basically everything (say spider "ba ba", say daddy "ba ba", say water "ba ba"), this week his words actually sound like the real words, as in we can tell exactly what he's saying. so far he's said love you, yellow, spider, dada, owl, cow, mooooo (amongst a few others). it may not be perfect english per-se, but he is suddenly using a bunch of different sounds with the exact right intonation. and he doesn't stop talking. he explains everything he is doing and just chats with me all day long. i'm pretty sure that talking makes him a real toddler.
also....i'm pretty sure that i need these boots in turquoise too. i mean they are kind of too cheap (and amazing) not to get a pair in every color.