In October I made my annual visit to Florida to visit my friend Silvia and her daughters Izzy and Bela. As with every time I get to hang out with them, I am reminded anew how lucky I am to have such a wide net of amazing friends with amazing children. They are 7 and 5 now, and Izzy loves to play with animals and bugs, and Bela loves to take pictures. Ergo, we couldn’t possibly have any more fun than we do. We spent a lot of time tromping around various nature preserves and playing with their two pet lizards. It was the weekend before Halloween, so the girls spent a good deal of time in their Halloween costumes–Izzy as a “goddess fairy” and Bela as a “busy bee.” When I woke up on Sunday morning, they were already in costume for their Girl Scouts Halloween bowling event later that afternoon, so for the first time ever I got to watch a fairy make herself toast. It was as adorable as you might imagine.
I already can’t wait to go back. Before I do, I’m going to post about our many outdoor adventures on ::crickets::, because these two demand new content, and new content they shall have. I love them. Here are some photos I took around the house, culminating in a legitimate grass fight that left us all giggling and filthy just before I had to leave for the airport. (As a courtesy to my fellow travelers, I managed a quick shower!)
Just as a postscript, I would like to add: those are some chill lizards. They don’t bat a lizard eyelash at anything.