Together we go outside
to experience her exciting new world.
She with her belly full of milk,
me with a handful of cherries.
She with her favorite squeaky Sophie,
me with an unread magazine.
We head outside in the heat of the afternoon to pass some time.
Together we lay on a quilt
and gaze upward.
We marvel at the blue sky scattered with clouds,
smell the sweet scent of freshly cut grass,
feel the warm breeze tickle our noses.
Everything new. Everything exciting.
She is mesmerized by the slivers of sun trickling through the canopy of leaves.
I am mesmerized by how the light makes a moving pattern on her pale skin.
She coos and gurgles.
I smile and sigh.
Together we are outside.
And together, we are happy.
Adventures Outside. July 2012.