Girl Scouts (Daisies) bonfire Friday night. Husband took Tashi (I did my G.S. duty the week before at the pumpkin patch!)—last year, the 7-8pm time frame seemed too late. This year, it seemed doable.
Followed by the seventh annual pig roast up in Olivebridge (this year’s title: Il Pigganino). We listened to the first Lemony Snicket on the way—a bit of a tactical mistake as on the way home, when they should’ve fallen asleep, we had to finish out the somewhat scary story. But a good story, if a bit alarming to parents who really think there should only be happy endings and nothing bad happening to little children.
Rio actually ate real food (roast pork). And we got to catch up with Josh and Jess, whom we hadn’t seen in three years (they had been too busy with Fleisher’s, but now it’s sold and they’re onto a new, stripped-down thing), Emily and fam, and Katherine and fam. (I told Daniel I can’t wait to hear him riff on a Bach Invention.)
In this, Rio is discussing the finer points of haunch vs. belly with Isaiah, Josh and Jess’s 5-year-old (the blond), while Matt (the host with Steph) faces the camera phone:
Plus, marshmallows! Really jumbo size again—genius move by a teen out of frame to use a rake:
Finally, I had no idea our brick that we bought in support of Travell had been installed—check it out! I am not even sure Tashi’s seen it on the playground.
Happy birthday to Gonggong on the 20th! And sister on the 23rd.