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The BoldHeartMama desires to enjoy living out the choices that she’s made for herself and for her family. She is a relentless learner: curious, inquisitive, and open to the possibilities of her life and of the human condition. She understands that there isn't one right way—she asks questions that dig deeper to make sense of it all and to find her own path.

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The BoldHeartMama knows there is only this one life and she's all in. She is present and engaged and making things happen. Her intuition is her guide. She seeks to be inspired and relies on her creativity and her resourcefulness to solve the big and little challenges that she and her family face together as they navigate their relationships and their world.

The BoldHeartMama is willing to take calculated risks to make her biggest dreams come true. She is living out her BoldHeart in the moment, making small moves and taking little steps that add up, and she's cultivating a good life for herself and her family in the process. Read More!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We ain't seen nothing yet

Tonight Roscoe sat in the tub preoccupied by a series of photos that hang on the wall. A friend took them at a "bon voyage" party thrown for us a few days before we flew to Kauai in 2008. Andy and I are wearing our leis, and laughing.

Roscoe was chanting "da-da, da-da, da-da", while looking up at the photos and pointing. When I confirmed that the pictures were of Momma and Poppa, he began to fuss, scrambling up the side of the tub and clawing at my arm. So I hoisted his wet little body up and over to the picture frame.

His chubby cheeks dimpled as his face lit up with a toothy grin—his top two teeth popped through just a few days ago. One photo at a time he would point to each of us, with his little index finger straight as an arrow. Then, after a pause he'd exclaim, "tat!" and then wait for me to say "poppa" or "momma".

Isn't it funny how much celebrating takes place in the first year of life when the most basic and primitive functions of human behavior produce such a thrill? Is this what proud feels like? I can't imagine then what I will feel when Roscoe learns to run, or form a hypothesis, or demonstrates good manners.

Tonight, Roscoe's first birthday is on my mind. I'm so looking forward to throwing a special party, just for him, in celebration of all the big and little milestones that he has achieved in his first 365 days.


  1. Hey there,

    This was an interesting post because I have been learning a ton from our niece and nephews about that childlike, uncontainable sense of wonder and awe related to everything in the world.

    Are they really the basic and primitive functions of human behavior or a fundamental part of happiness that we lose when we get older? Know what I mean? When we've seen a tulip (tis the season) hundreds of times, how often do we actually stop and look at them anymore and admire the vibrancy of the colors, the texture in the petals, and the perfectly round, green stems that are an engineering marvel of nature. Tulip blooms are pretty heavy, and they are supported by these paper thin, hollow tubes.

    Also, I frequently look at my photos, as you know. Over time, they become just another image on my computer screen or printed out on paper. I am focused on getting that next amazing image like Rush Limbaugh needing his next fix of Oxycontin, but I think I am going to go back and look at some old photos. I archived them because I thought they were "boring," but I want to try and remember why I initially thought they were worth saving and what was special about them.

    Please tell Master Roscoe that his humble disciple has learned "The Lesson of 'da-da, da-da, da-da! tat!'" I will now renounce all my worldly possessions and devote my life to spreading his message to the world--if Adrian says it's okay. ;-)

    Sorry I missed y'all when you were in DC!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos of Monkeystein (Adrian) and the Glow Worm!!! They are too adorable!

    Much Love,

  2. HIS TWO TOP TEETH!! YAAAAY!! I can't WAIT to get my hands on that kid again!!


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