Sweet Daphne and I explored the Arboretum together today. She is such a little person now – very verbal, opinionated, and oh, so TWO. This Arboretum trip is something that I did many, many times with Maia as a toddler (and beyond, of course). It's fun to see it through a toddler's eyes again.
For us, this meant a slower pace and a focus on the little things.
It meant seeing and commenting on the little things and, yes, collecting the little things. Daphne picked up so many small rocks and berries and leaf bits to put in her pockets (thank goodness for pockets!). And even more that she asked me to carry — "You hold it, mama."
I think it's time to make her a pocket dress.