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Harvey's first swim

Harvey in the waters of Walden Pond

ooh, that's chilly!

It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over... especially since that means that Harvey, born on the last weekend of last year's school year, is almost one year old! Leah is already hard at work planning his party and making presents; me, I'm just thinking about vacation, and swimming!

You can see Harvey didn't wait for the official start of summer to take his first dip. Or rather, given his limited degree of agency at this stage, we didn't wait to dip him for the first time. Even though the water was too cold for us. But don't worry, he loved it; and mama was there to wrap him up in a towel as soon as he started getting chilly. He had a great time, and it could have been improved only by having a little bit more beach to play on—Walden Pond is rather higher than usual thanks to the little bit of rain we got this past spring.

I have to say, it's pretty exciting watching Harvey gain skills almost every day—exciting and a little bit nerve-racking when one of the skills is climbing the stairs, something he has almost managed. He loves playing in water (when we visited some goats the other day he spent most of the time splashing in their water bucket), and he likes picking up tiny objects from the ground, and he seems to enjoy playing with trucks. It's almost like he's a real person! He'll be talking and walking around on his own before we know it. I can't wait to see what he has to say.


great photo

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