this week, penny has decided that naps aren't necessary. though her eyes may be rolling back in her head, though she may not be able to hold up her head, she is not sleepy, and suggesting that she nap is a ridiculous offense to her delicate sensibilities.
on the other hand, she is now the master of cheerio eating! she loves having books read to her! she makes up and plays games - with us and by herself. she is starting to say "up" when she wants to be picked up, and she said "yay" and clapped! we're working on waving hi and bye.
today was finally a break in the heat, and we had a long walk outside. though it is undoubtedly still summer, today felt like this: