'No one else will ever knowthe strength of my love for you. After all, you're the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.' -Unknown
'Thinking is the biggest mistakea dancer could make. You have to feel.' -Michael Jackson
Augustus. A year ago, he sang Bob Marley, & dressed accordingly. Now he's moved on to Michael Jackson. He likes to randomly bust out M.J.'s dance moves, accompanied by all the correct lyrics. It's entertaining, adorable, & puts a big smile on your face. He feels the music, big time.
'& though she be but little,she is fierce.' -Shakespeare
I spent the first two weeks of October with my brother's family, in California. We (patiently) awaited the arrival of our nephew; we played in the sun, we shopped, we ate, we had lots of fun, & I took lots of pictures.
I asked Myla for 20 minutes, she gave me 21.
'Where we love is home,home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.'
Some good friends came home for a visit recently, bringing with them some Hawaiian sun, lots of smiles & a renewed appreciation for this island we call home. I was fortunate to spend an evening with them, walking to the 'Little Store,' & enjoying the adventures along the way. It was refreshing to be outside, breathing in the beautiful summer air, & watching the interactions between Monica & her sweet kids. There was lots of talking, lots of laughing, a few tears shed, but best of all, it was them.
'Someday I'll wish upon a star& wake up where the clouds are far behind me, where laughter falls like lemon drops always above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me... Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue & the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.'
We're getting a good dose of rain at the moment, which seems fitting as I write this blog post. One week ago today, we also got a good dose of rain. It was also one week ago today, when we were all in Pasagshak, & my sister started getting texts from her good friend- labor was happening. Her c-section wasn't scheduled for another month, the same day I have to take my youngest to a doctor appointment, out-of-town. As a result of the schedule conflict, I wasn't planning on meeting Clara the day she was born. Instead, she came about four weeks early- healthy, beautiful & oh so very tiny.
It was honestly amazing, being able to photograph her at the hospital. Her big sister is so in love, & was not eager to let me hold her, as she politely whispered, "Can I have my baby back now?!" Clara, you are so loved by her & the rest of your beautiful family, welcome to the world.