i'm sure you've heard it from basically everyone already, but i can't believe july is basically over and taking with it the majority of the summer. it's been a fun month, reuniting with my mom, introducing her to wesley, hours spent outdoors, splash pads, trips to the canyon and far too many trips to target for summer essentials. wesley and i cannot bare to spend more then an hour inside so we keep finding ourselves anywhere but home. one day last week when i was feeling particularly cooped up we headed for the mountains and explored bridal veil waterfall. we dipped our feet in the cold water and enjoyed feeling the waterfall mist wet our clothing. having a baby makes you notice so much more beauty in everything. suddenly everything is so interesting and holds mysteries that itch to be discovered. i want him to explore and learn about everything.
another favorite moment recently was getting together with some girlfriends for some much needed reconnecting. why does it sometimes feel impossible to stay in touch and socialize? every time we all get together we realize just how long it has been and desperately try to make plans for a sooner reunion, only to have the weeks (and more likely months) go by. wesley got to spend time with his friend sawyer. having babies with your girlfriends is such a blessing. five chatting girls, a basket of muffins and the sheer excitement of friends on a summer evening with no air conditioning required stripping the babies down to their diapers to help them cool off.
i have complained so often how it is impossible for me to surprise jason with anything. it's usually because the anticipation of keeping a secret from him is just too much that i have to let it out and express to him how excited i am that i have something for him...well this time i pulled it off. kind of. he still found out twelve hours earlier due to twenty questions, but i was able to surprise him with a date completely planned by yours truly. we've been wanting to tube down the river for over a year or so and so i finally pull the trigger to make it happen. on jason's day off we dropped wesley off at my brothers so that we could enjoy three beautiful hours alone on an actual date! it was wonderful. there were a few bumpy moments on the ride. discovering how to steer a tube on water resulted in running into a tree and being knocked of the tube in the freezing water and missing our pick up point, which resulted in a mile and a half walk with no shoes...thankfully those sour moments weren't enough to spoil such a fun adventure together. we've already made plans for more like it.
every morning requires a walk around the park with wesley to beat the summer sun in the afternoon. it is so fun to watch how interested he is in everything and how much he has grown in just the past couple of months. he no longer just lounges in his stroller, he has to lean forward with such anticipation and reach his tiny hands out for the chain linked fence that guards the park. he is the most persistent little thing i have ever encountered. when he wants something he will stop at nothing to get it. he can never stay still and is always looking for something new to discover. we are beginning to get a taste of his eager personality letting us know that we have our work cut out for us.