Where I live, there are no public libraries where you can check out books, so Raccoon and I have an account at my old school's library. Being a K-12 school, it has a very nice children's section along with an extensive high school/adult section as well. But because it belongs to a school, this also means that it is closed over the summer.
Today, Raccoon and I returned for the first time in several months, and I was amazed to see how much he has grown over the summer. He could get on the swings by himself, confidently climb up the ladder and go down the slide, and he was much more independent. Sometimes it's hard to see the changes day in and day out, but it was so clear to me today how far he's come.