I feel like I haven’t posted a picture of Bentley in ages. Well, I feel like that because it’s true. I rarely snap his picture because when we’re together, I’m trying to be in the moment. It feels so good and so right.
Summer 2017 was fun and it flew by so quickly. We did so many things together. We walked everywhere, we had simple picnics in the backyard, we went to our favourite variety store for watermelon freezies, we played in the park, we visited our local Shoppers Drugmart and chatted with the friendly cashier ladies A LOT and most of all, we just enjoyed each other’s company.
…a long while, since I brought out my camera. Like way before Christmas. I guess I just haven’t been in the mood. It’s so easy to just grab my phone and take a shot or 2. But you know what? I feel my most authentic self when I’m behind my lens and I can really see someone or something. Ben seemed really happy to once again be my muse. This morning we horsed around and we drew caaaaaars and we did yoga poses in the living room and we said “Hi ya!” over and over again. And we fed the squirrels and the birds in the backyard and we made rice for lunch and we ate chocolate pudding and we walked and said “crunch, crunch” in the snow. It was a good day…
So it was the Christmas with no pictures this year. Weird. There seemed more than usual going on and I didn’t have my phone or my camera handy to capture moments. But you know what? I’m glad. Sometimes being in the moment, without telling yourself to be in the moment, feels really nice. Hats off to Ben’s Aunt Tina for taking this shot on Boxing Day. What a little cherub ;-)
I’ve enjoyed every minute of Bentley’s life so far.
It just keeps getting better.
Every stage, I say this is my favourite age.
But then he grows a little more…
And he does a little more…
And I say, no THIS is my favourite age!
He’s trying to talk now and it’s so much fun. Lately we’re hearing - Caaaaaar, Cat, Shoes, Hat, Bath and he’s trying hard, really, really hard to say Squirrel. I’m madly in love…
The funny thing is, Ben has no idea we’re at the end of the summer.
We’re still enjoying my wee pool in the backyard.
But despite the warm temperatures we’re still having, you can almost feel fall in the air.
I love all of our seasons and I’m ready for the change.