we got to the water park and just hung out together. brooklyn takes after me in that she is a people watcher. for this, we go to the lazy river. it mellows her out and we both get a chance to just soak up the sun, cool off in the water, and do some good ol people watching.
brooklyn is in a stage right now where she is a little more willing to cuddle and especially loves to put her arms around your neck. i love this. i never want it to change. while we were in the wave pool she suddenly decided that she wanted me to hold her. i didn't hesitate to pick her right up and sit down in the shallow end with all of her limbs wound around me. i was in pure heaven. honestly. she did that for about twenty minutes. occasionally she would put her mouth on my wet shoulder and nibble a little. loved that too. it was seriously one of those moments that makes me so grateful to be a mother. the joy is inexpressable. it's in those moments that i truly never want her to grow up. ever. i want her to stay just this size. i want her to always want to cuddle with me. i want her to always just want her mom (ok not always, but mostly). oh my goodness. i am so grateful for this joy. and i am so grateful for this little of mine who creates it.
enjoy some pictures taken during our snack break.