Ronin got his first haircut.
It's tradition that we refrain from cutting the boys' hair until they're a year old. At a year, each of our boys got their heads shaved. Ronin took to it well but I must say that our neighbors and friends were in an uproar. People seemed to be shocked at how different he looked. I agree, I took a step back and shed a few tears just because he looked like a little boy and not a baby. They grow too fast!
Yesterday, I took a few shots of Ronin with his first popsicle. (One that he held himself)
He and his brothers enjoyed the 80+ degree weather with their fruit popsicles and I just got the camera as they were finishing their treats.
I love my boys. I am sad to see summer go. The boys swam, hiked, travelled across the country, shot guns, etc. This was a summer full with memories of family, friends, and fun. This is the essence of life.