Last November we spent our Tuesday off for Veteran’s Day in the park with our best friends, Kingston and Justin (sadly, Angela still had to work). It was a gloomy day which was actually quite lovely because we still had some pretty hot days in late October and early November and I was happy to have a day at the park that didn’t involve sweating. Leaves had started falling off the trees so we packed two rakes so Kingston and Isobel could have at it. Isobel had been begging to rake leaves at home but we didn’t have any. Elias spent the day celebrating many firsts: first time wearing jeans, first time in a swing, first time he put leaves in his mouth. He did that last one many times so he must have enjoyed it. After raking the kids ran around all crazy, collected nature for examination by magnifying glass, made some fairy houses, and helped push Elias on the swing. I took dozens of photos and then we all had barbecue for lunch. It was a great day.