Lily had the day off today and she asked Owen what he wanted to do. "Do you want to go to the park?" she asked him.
"No," he said. "Party."
So she brought him out here and we had a picnic in the backyard and I think that was a pretty fine party.
We had sandwiches and fruit salad and cheese and crackers and salami and olives and pickled cauliflower and carrots and craisins. And a double-yolked boiled egg of Easter Blue.
The dogs invited themselves and we invited the chimp.
The tiniest frog I may ever have seen showed up. HEY HANK! I HELD THE FROG! I DID!
He was the size of a craisen.
We let him jump into the fruit salad and then into the craisins (which is how I know that he was only as big as one of them) and then we helped him off the sheet.
Lily loved on her boy.
They pretended he was a baby. He liked that.
After he ate, Owen climbed the fig tree. Here's a little video of that adventure.
After we were all through eating, Bop came home and chased the boy across the yard because it was time to change his diaper. "You better stop, Boy," Bop said as his long legs took him across the yard after Owen who was running towards the goats. "You better stop right now and let me take you to get your diaper changed."
Lily said it was the slowest fast-speed chase she'd ever seen.
Finally Bop caught up and grabbed Owen up and brought him in so that I could change his squirmy, wiggly boy diaper.
I think it was all part of Owen's plan.
It was such a good day.
Such a very, very good picnic day. And after Owen left, I made Bop some lunch and then we got in the garden and weeded and weeded and we found toads so camouflaged that coming upon one was like finding an ancient relic and we carefully placed them safely away from our trowels and the chickens came in and cackled and scratched around us and I am going to proclaim this Perfect Picnic Party Day With Chicken-Assisted Weeding.
We are calling the new baby inside of Lily Olive and whether he turns out to be Oliver or she turns out to be Olivia, we are just so glad that he or she is there. I asked Owen where the new baby was and he pointed to Lily's belly and then the chimp stood in for the baby and well, we shall get there. The world will make way for this new one and I am almost afraid to discuss him or her but he or she is there and will steal our hearts as Owen has done and life is rich here in Lloyd.