I realized yesterday that August always seems to be a lovely month. It's still summer, a few days or weeks left to sleep in, but the garden is starting to produce more veggies, there's a nip in the evening air, and the looming school year makes the last days more valuable. When I woke up this morning, I needed a blanket so I could stay in bed a little longer. Mmmmmm blankets. Mmmmmm sweaters, I am looking forward to September, too.
We spent as much time as we could holding our new baby cousin while she was here. I knew my kids would love her; they LOVED her. They posed for pictures with her every day, even if she was crying. Everyone got a turn holding her just before she left.
We had several birthdays to celebrate so my parents took us all to Casa Bonita, where we took in a puppet show, survived Black Bart's Cave, and won tons of tickets in the arcade. And ate a lot of sopapillas - yum. I wish I had paid more attention in Speech Class in high school, someone gave a speech on making sopapillas!
Do I need to tell you what's coming up next?
I've got to run but before I do, a couple more pictures of the baby. And her parents. Yes, I made her a silly hat, that's what aunts are for.