Well, what can I say? I’ve missed this space and all of you, but May is super crazed around here, and WordPress was acting funny. But here we are now.
This little man is five months old – almost half a year! It’s zooming past, just as I knew it would. Ella’s first few months seemed to last a lifetime, and next week she turns five years old. Craziness. (In case you’re wondering, do I have any fabulous craft goodness planned for her birthday? Um, no. I have hardly thought at all about the fact that her birthday is going to happen any minute now. Partly because I agreed with her a while ago that I would trade in my cello to get her a violin for her birthday, and partly because I believe in really simple birthdays. We’ll go to the lake as usual with family and one friend, and eat some good food and swim.)
But back to the little delicious boy. Because truly, now that I am emerging just a little bit from my complete tunnel vision of bakery and farming, I can see that I have not shown you nearly enough of his deliciousness. And I want to remember myself – that he is the smiliest baby ever, how much he adores the animals and laughs just when he sees the dog, how we all hug and smoosh him as much as we can, how he’s starting to grab and try to eat everything, especially paper.
I have been feeling very viscerally lately how incredibly lucky it is, just to have these two people here with us. How incredible and unusual it is, if you think of all of human history, to have a child live to the age of five, and to have a healthy, happy baby also.
Blessings on your weekend, friends.