Juliet is walking so well unassisted, suddenly she seems so big. Tall and happy and beautiful. I feel like I can easily see her five year old self in this photo, she looks so grown-up somehow.
known for skinny dipping. We all stripped down (leaving our underwear on, as not to scare off E) and jumped in.
The water was wonderful, not nearly as cold as the year I jumped in while pregnant with James. I kept trying to convince James to come swim, and he kept saying he was fine to throw rocks. Then finally he said he wanted to get in and to get naked!
While he never actually "swam" it was fun to say he'd been in the lake I've been swimming in since I was three. He stood knee deep in the water for quite some time throwing rocks while I floated out in the deeper water.
The skies cleared and it was seriously heaven on earth (click on the image to see it full size!).
Juliet woke while we were still up there and was quite happy considering how short her nap was.
The night after we got home Juliet had a really rough time, crying on and off throughout the night. The next morning, while changing her diaper I was horrified to find she was COVERED in bug bites. Not normal bug bites, oh no, she is allergic. Both her legs were so swollen and blotchy. It was absolutely horrible. What's crazy? She wore long pants the entire time we were there. Mosquitos can apparently bite you even through leggings. Evil little devils. Poor Juliet is feeling only marginally better, today has been a rough day. But who can blame her, look at her legs!