Have you ever decided to be a tourist in your own town? Today, that is exactly what we did.
Erick, Sofia and I ventured out amongst the heat to the sweaty and overcrowded Millennium Park downtown in the city to show our daughter The Bean, the spitting fountain, the crazy cab drivers and painted sidewalks on State Street for the very first time.
She loved it.
I actually ended up taking her running through the water for most of the day, and was most definitely not prepared for the consequences of my fully-dressed self. While Sofia was able to lose her shirt and dry off for a few minutes, mama could not. Not that I think it would have been appropriate in front of all the children, but wow, was that an uncomfortable walk back to the car! I am so very lucky that Erick was able to capture a majority of these shots while I was busy discreetly trying to wring out bits and pieces of my drenched clothing. Haaa. We are quite the duo, aren't we?
The look of pure, unadulterated joy on this child's face anytime she is near the water is astounding to me. I floated quietly in a pool the night before she was born, and we have (and still do) take many bubble baths together. Her fascination with the world around her, the ability to make new friends wherever she goes, and the little squeals and shrieks in delight are priceless things that I don't ever think I could forget.