Sunday, October 13, 2013

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ October 13, 2013

Last week, we met our older daughter and her family for a quick getaway at about the halfway point between us, which happens to be the Cincinnati area.  We visited the Creation Museum and the Newport Aquarium (and had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, The Claddagh).  It made for a busy time, but it was lots of fun, especially since Arane is in what I call the "Wonder Age," the years between about one and seven when children are exploring the wide world, and small things, such as fuzzy catepillars and dandelions and snowflakes, still cause them to marvel.  I think it's my favorite time of childhood.  I strive to maintain a sense of wonder as I grow older because there is so much in the world that is "wonder"ful!


My pretty grandbaby with her pretty mama.  At the Creation Museum.

And with her pretty aunt.  (Also at the Creation Museum.)


Grandpa's walking stick was a source of great fun!
Aunt Hannah was happy to take her little niece to look at the displays.
Very happy just hanging with Daddy.


Some sort of funny breed of chicken at the petting zoo.

Arane wasn't too sure about the goats.
She was even less sure when Daddy took her inside the pen!

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