Yesterday was apparently all about the books for me…
July 24th was my birthday and it was the best weather day so far this July! Cool, at times cold, and no humidity! We went to a book sale at a local Episcopal church and scored on a lot of great classics. I had an internet friend visit from Alabama, which was super awesome! I showed her this tiny little town and stopped for a bite to eat at my friend’s restaurant. Then to finish the day, Anna begged me to let her take a kitten to the local pet show, which her best friend was going to along with Flurry the goldfish. I gave in and we went. Peaches ended up winning 1st place in unusual markings, 2nd place for prettiest eyes, and 3rd place for fluffiest-though technically he should have won 1st place for that. haha =P It was a great day.
My son has been wanting to participate more in front of the camera, as opposed to behind the scenes helping out. He’s at an age where I’m cautious about making him appear too young, or too goofy in a not-on-purpose way. So the obvious option was something to do with books. He’s a serious reader. He inherited my problem of not being able to put down a book. There’s no ‘savoring’ of stories, there’s only, “OH MAN! What happens next?!” Then you realize a day has passed and you’ve finished the book.
There have been many times, when I’ve settled in to read a book, that one of the cats decides they want to also share in this time. I’ve never really confirmed whether or not they like the stories, but that’s irrelevant. =)
While I was painting this, I was reminded of a picture I took of my daughter reading and our cat Merlin curling up with her.
This is something I think we only did when we lived Palm Springs, and that walk included a skateboard. In Los Angeles I rode the bus with *the* coolest driver, Mr. King, with his black finger-less leather driving gloves. But I digress. Here’s my last picture post for “school.” I’m moving on…
This last shot Anna set up and wanted the photo taken with the Lensbaby. I happily obliged.