everyone is excited about celebrating the fourth, but I’m stuck in the sunshine reflecting on the importance of the first – as in, the first time that something special happens. there can only be one first, and so these precious moments also fall into the category of “one and only.” when you’re caught in a happy moment, and you realize it’s a “one and only” kind of thing, you feel obligated to soak it in – take the moment for all it’s worth (even if everyone else is thinking about the fourth).
today, that special moment was watching jon teach kinzie how to swim. okay, okay – realize i’m one of those girls who waxes on and on about her puppy, but seriously, watching her swim around with jon was incredibly precious. a very happy first on the fourth: