Summer, for Hope, means the pool. And the pool means goggles. Even if the pool is one foot deep and four feet wide.
My baby has learned to ride her bike. Here she rides proudly down the sidewalk with no need for us to hold on anymore. I'm afraid this is only one of many times she will be ready for us to let go.
This is Hope in all her finery. She has a flair for fashion and routinely picks out some of the most unique outfits. This one is very color-coordinated, though matching colors is never a priority. I love her use of accesories here.
Sweet Hope has a thousand watt smile.
Hope radiates with life. She has a huge personality and is so expressive. I LOVE (when it isn't driving me over the edge :)) how much she feels. She can be extraordinarily happy and devastatingly sad. She is super social and cares a lot about her friends. I've started to get these glimpses of her as an adult, like when she looks at her sister doing something silly and says to me, "Mom...isn't Bella adorable!" She is also starting to read, which has blown me away. She brings such energy and passion to our home and I am so blessed to be her mom. (Mom...that's what she calls me most of the time now...not mommy...what's up with that?!?)