Lila - Age 1, Week 39 | Garden City, NY Family Photographer

It is so cool to see your curiosity and imagination growing everyday. On our walks now, you stop every couple of houses to inspect flowers, fences, windmills, flags. We stopped the other day for a good twenty minutes so you could sort rocks into piles, and then you clutched four rocks for the rest of the walk and brought them home with you. It was a good half an hour before you even put them down at home. You were so pleased about your findings! You have been stomping around in dried up leaves and inspecting their crackle potential with your hands. Fall is just around the corner and I can see you are going to have a blast with all the leaves this year. I love watching you take in everything around you. Never lose that love of life, Lila!

This week I had some friends from work over for a BBQ - you were a bit shy at first - in fact there were tears when they first arrived. But you warmed up once you realized they were alright. You had fun playing in the sandbox and sorting rocks with Matty.  

On Friday you went up to Copake with Daddy and Pops and Nana. My first nights away from you ever! I have missed you so, so much and am thinking of you every second. I know you are having a great time with everyone. I can't wait to meet up with all of you later today and give you the biggest hug you've ever gotten and kiss every inch of your sweet face. 

I love you so much, Lila!