the grandma weekend

my mom came to visit a few weekends ago. we’d all been excited about this visit for a long time and it did not disappoint. mom and i had two mornings together while josephine was at school; we filled them with bakery treats, a fabric store visit, a long goodwill shopping adventure and lunch. josephine and grandma had time on their own which they filled with a walk around the lake, lots of game-playing, the enjoying of a cat cookie and book-reading. ned and i had time together which will be discussed in another post. all four of us ate a great dinner at our favorite restaurant which is closing next week (sob!). and mom, josephine and i went to the fair. it was all so full of love and laughs and good food and happiness. why on earth is minnesota so far from washington?

cats on roller-skates at dinner:

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the rain came down hard:

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some fun at archie mcphee (or “the crazy, silly store,” as josephine calls it):

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and the two cutest ladies i know:

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scenes from the fair…

the rabbit with dumbo ears:

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mutton bustin’ (we didn’t approve, but we couldn’t stop watching.) (that’s a small child on the back of the running sheep.):

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five-day-old piglets:

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josephine and a very large horse:

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we liked watching the roller coasters, but decided we weren’t brave enough to go on:

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this poor sheep:

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pig parade:

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sheep bath (and tail):

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pony ride! (the highlight of the fair):

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