Lucy's comment about her own 8th birthday party was that the only thing she didn't like about it was that it had to end. It started at 1pm, and the last guests didn't leave until some time after 8. We all enjoyed it because what's not to love about seeing many of one's closest friends and relations, all gathering to celebrate a bright little light in the world named Lucy Brown? And did I mention the chocolate cupcakes Rob made? Obscenely delicious. We don't have a picture of them because they disappeared too fast... And Lucy's flower garden is beautiful...
So much of our time is undocumented in pictures, because I don't take them and Rob is at work. Fortunately, a fellow homeschooling mom, Deb, captured this moment. Lucy is on the right; Deb's daughter Jasmine is on the left. Two strong, fearless climbers. Look out, world...
Life has seemed decidedly action-packed and intense lately. None of us have had time to integrate the last experience we've had before twenty more are piled up on top of it. It was so perfect to take a break out at the farm. Thank you so much farm friends - Megan and Keith and their sidekicks from the city - Richard and Arlene. The animals got me this time. I fell in love over and over with various feathered and furry friends. First are a few random shots of the kids: Lucy's nature art, Jasper in Rob's tie, and kids in snow, then the farm.
Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if this duck is male or female, but it makes no difference to me. I am in love. I think it is the way she/he tosses bits of lettuce and asparagus in the water before splashing her bill around in the dish to eat it. Also the stature and the waddle, and just all-around sexiness, OK?
Farmer Megan who cares for all this wonder.
Jasper and Vanessa the goat.
There are 13 barn cats total, I believe. This first one is Ginger, who Megan let Lucy name on our last visit when she was just a kitten.