A visit to nearby Pickle Factory
a stop at the park...
where we could run, play, and skip rocks....
and a stop at a friend's alpaca farm
for a demonstration
and hands on education in using a 2-pedaled spinning wheel!
Before the "Early Birthday Party" (hers is actually in a couple of weeks)
we garage-saled. Then some napped or played baseball with Grandpa.
We were unable to get the (cheap) birthday child's sewing machine up and running.
Maybe it was tired like Grandma?!?
Oh, it was SO good to see and hold and coo over healthy Silas!
I'll work at getting pictures of Elijah. It was hard to get him to hold still...
and I just realized I have NO pictures of him.
"We don't need to retire to the desert to meet with God.
He can come to us at our ordinary duties."
...and in the face of a child!