In a classic piece of American ritual, Goddaughter Rebekah got to see the cows. As was happening all over America, we fawned and commented on how cute she was. As was happening in many places all over America, she moo-ed. Long live the State fair.
Rebekah, cousin Aiden, and Nana and Papa took a sit at the State Fair. (If I can figure out to make the images smaller, I'll send them to you, Jeff and Win!). I wanted to take a sit at the State Fair, too. Do you know how many people were there that day?
Too, too many.
Malaika's mommy, Sarah, is having another baby. Well. She is not having a baby in this picture. In this picture, Malaika is putting on makeup, because we are about to clean out the garage to get ready for Sarah's baby shower.
And we must look excellent doing it.
Sarah and Edwin are showing us how they will parent as equal co partners together. Seriously. They co-diapered this doll in 5 seconds flat. Of course, the doll was plastic. And not moving. Or crying. Or squirming.
Still. These two could successfully parent any kid.
Trust me, I'm an (almost) professional.
This, dear hearts, is a slug. I had originally uploaded a picture of Shoes examining said slug, but it showed too much of his face and I am too, too lazy on this perfect Saturday to edit the photo. It took us 10 minutes to figure out what it was. We ended up getting lost in the arboretum (kind of) that day. Maybe because we were too focused on our friends with no legs.
Or maybe we got (kind of) lost because we were quieted and enthralled by pure height. Pure loveliness.
(God is not dead.)
But God does have a sense of humor.
(After we climbed our way out of the arboretum and headed to home. Through downtown.)
And lastly, Rebekah shows us the glory of wearing many hats. (Stop while you're ahead, precious. Nobody wants to wear too many hats.)
One more picture posting in a few weeks, and then the school stories will re-introduce themselves ...