Happy 4th


This past Saturday we went to the zoo to celebrate Raya's 4th birthday. It is very awesome to be able to witness both your friend's kid grow up and your kids forging friendships with each other. Raya and Ben may not always get along, but they seem to have a strong affection for one another and it is lovely to see. Little Nora just adores Raya (and I am told that the feeling is mutual. Raya has a doll named "nora") and seemed very happy to be included in the "big kids" birthday party. An amazing october day made it even better, probably the last really great one of the year. I am glad that we got to spend some of it outside with friends.