Monthly Stills | June 2014

Balmy (read: Humid and Hot) summer days are here. The month of June was filled with swim lessons, trips to the ice cream shop, celebrating Father's Day at Boulevardia, and al fresco dining in the back yard with friends. Lucinda is our big little girl and in June she seemed to be both a baby and so grown up. When we are driving somewhere, she asks from the backseat if one of us will hold her hand. Yes! Even though we have to twist our arm painfully to do so. Because what happens when she stops asking? We don't think about that now, instead we say Yes as much as we can. Yes to swimming and ice cream and tickles and painted nails and wearing mama's necklaces and daddy's shoes. Yes to painted faces, ferris wheels, and fruit like rubies on your fingers.

Summertime = Ice Cream

Kiki + Lucinda = summer love

Ferris Wheel + Daddy = nothing to fear

Boulevardia + Facepainter = making princess dreams come true

Lalo's Salon + trim + glitter spritz = a well-behaved little girl

Farmer's Market + raspberries = finger 'marshmallows'

Farmer's Market + raspberries = finger 'marshmallows'

My baby likes to swim.

My baby likes to swim.

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don’t paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I’m telling you is
Yes Yes Yes
— Kaylin Haught, God Says Yes to Me