23 September 2011

progress.




we stepped out beneath yesterday's mild sun, and just a block into our walk m decided he was done, thanks for playing. when our driveway didn't magically materialize, we entered Stage One of coming apart at the seams, but after a few minutes something unprecedented occurred:

he regrouped and pressed on

--albeit with pouting cheeks staunch enough to mobilize armies--but still, his feet had voluntary forward motion and i couldn't help but cheer him on at this one sweet step toward growing up.





in other news, katie's book is out (well, almost out--you can pre-order for the oct 4 release). without even reading it, i can tell you it's a must-read.


september




in other other news, fall is pretty much the best idea i've ever heard of. i grew up in the Land of It's Always Summer, and three-fourths of the year i hatch schemes that involve a trip back home. but come september and you couldn't pry me from the flaming trees and crisped fields of my trusty ol' midwest.

PLUS.

in six weeks' time, my mum and dad and little brother and aunt are flying way across over to see us, and i cannotwait. and i should probably start cleaning.

happy friday, friends. :)

14 comments:

Naomi said...

Absolutely adore those first two pics juxtaposed!! All of them are fantastic, of course!

kendal said...

love. all of this.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

yay for little wins! and a big yay for a family reunion! :o)

happy, happy Friday indeed! :o)

Jennifer Shults said...

Yay for little M!!!! Fabo pictures hon!!! and one last thought... pssssst - cleaning!!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

such great news! horray!
your photos are beautiful of course. Good stuff all around over here. :)

happygirl said...

LOVE the images. Welcome Autumn. Welcome books and family. Thanks

Farmgirl Paints said...

so smart of them...perfect time of year for that. have a great weekend nic.

Raechel said...

what a precious blessing - progress!

Love to the Owens family on this crispy fall day.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Sometimes the smallest steps really are the biggest.

Yay, M!

ps - My homies were in your town earlier tonight. It pained me...

Nancy said...

Hooray for regrouping! And for family visits!

emily wierenga said...

i love fall too friend. your photos are divine. and yay for progress!!

Katarina said...

YAY!!!Great news and happy Fall!:)))
Drooling over your pics as usual, especially on bokeh:)

lulu and family said...

i love that moss! yay for steps forward (no matter how small). and happy start of fall!

Captain Murdock said...

Yeahhh!!! What seems like small steps are actually quite huge. Good for you M. And good for you N for recognizing the victories, even in the small pouty steps.