At 8 months old, my nephew Asher is incredibly expressive and observant of the world around him. He looks at you and his surroundings intently, he smiles with great ease, and he laughs with delight when you bounce him up and down on your lap. He's at the age when he likes to babble and put things in his mouth and his face brightens up when he hears music and singing.
This past weekend I got to spend time with my sister, mom, and nephew for a weekend getaway to Sonoma County. We stayed at an AirBnB, explored Sonoma and Petaluma by foot, visited a Lavender and Honey ranch, and tried wine, cheese, and pie. It was a simple, yet incredibly enjoyable weekend for us to relax and spend quality time together. I hope we make this an annual tradition!