If there’s one thing that the deep dark Chicagoland winters bring, it’s gorgeous spring colors. Penny and I ventured out to Cantigny Park on a bright spring day to try and capture some of the amazing blooms that appear almost overnight this time of year. The entire place smelled of spring and made both of us want to prance around. Ok, maybe just Penny. I followed from afar and snapped the prancing.
She has taken to galloping around lately rather than walking. I’m not sure if she’s pretending to be a horse or some other animal, but she is in full on imagination mode.
And when we can find tree branches that are low enough for her to climb and pretend to be like her brothers, the more the better! Adventure is a high priority for us. We have too many days filled with the “have to’s” and “ought to’s” that we all have to make time for prancing and meandering and exploring and climbing and adventuring. Life is the best on those days. Full of free spirits and sunshine.
And Penny loves to bring her friends. Elsa is a special friend and her presence almost always results in spontaneous “Let it Go” serenades in the tiny little toddler voice with only maybe a quarter of the words actually present. But a lot of dramatic arm movements, to be sure.
The other thing we never leave the house without it our Twist Shake Baby cups. They never leak or spill and are big enough to keep this thirsty babe hydrated on all of our adventures. The sippies are especially great because I add frozen fruit to keep it cool and give the water some flavor and the fruit mixer keeps the fruit on the bottom instead of clogging the spout.
Her Elsa doll is from Dandelion Attic.