Even though Ayla was feeling a bit under the weather, we spent the afternoon with one of my bestest dear friends. Do you have one of those friends where no matter how long it's been since you've seen each other, you can pick up and know each other thru and thru, as if you had just seen each other yesterday? Yep, one of those friends!
It was my turn for feeling a bit under the weather. I gathered and cooked yummy food and later spent the evening in bed watching Desperate Housewives on Netflix. Seriously.
We went blueberry picking in the late morning.
We admired the 'junk' on the property. Beautiful.
We spent a few hours at the Kickapoo Country Fair at Organic Valley Cooperative's headquarters. (Here's last year's visit to the fair, if you're so inclined.)
getting muddy, helping with a wattle and daub structure
enjoying the sights
up close with a calf, kid, and bunny
crow and scarecrow
organic maple cotton candy!
dancing and friend-making in the music tent
transforming into a butterfly
These last two weeks, while the older girls have been off visiting in Minnesota, have been a really special time for me to spend with Ayla. I know Camille and Sylvia are having special family-bonding time too. They call often and tell of all the fun and adventuring that they're getting to share with each set of grandparents.
BUT, after two! whole! weeks!, I can't wait to see their shining faces and love them up again in my own special mama way!!! So sooooon.