up in a swing, up in the air so blue

dylan is, for the moment, quiet, and dare i say, asleep?! before she was sick, tired, and cranky, she was actually having a lovely week. our water baby loved swimming in the pool, and she also got to try out her baby swing, which jim hung on our porch. dylan is a big fan, as the pictures attest:

dylan and her four "chompers," as jim refers to them;)


i remember sitting on my grandma's lap as a kid and reading a book of children's poems with little mouse illustrations, and one of my favorites was this:

The Swing
by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,

Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

even though today was basically the worst day off ever, one bright spot was that dylan is officially crawling, and she is about as cute as can be scooting around. she's so determined! and i have determined that my floors need to be a whole lot cleaner than they are right now.

praise God, dylan is actually asleep, which is also where i'd like to be.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of Dylan and to see how she is grown makes my heart smile. The swing poem is my favorite that my mother read to me. As a child playing on the swingset I would recite that poem and how freeing a good swing can be.:) Love to all, Grammy

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