Today I dropped off Mr. B with a large glass bowl full of Turkish Delite. Everyone we passed in the hallway said it looked delicious and his class was excited to try it. Apparently they all KNEW it was made with raspberries. Huh.
On my way to church yesterday I slowed up at a stop light and was amazed to find myself behind this:
And of course, When can I pass this guy because he's driving the elephant in the trailer really slow down this road and I'm running a little late.
Eventually I passed the truck and trailer and elephant. The mystery would linger in my mind throughout the morning.
Imagine my delight when I left my study and turned the corner and saw:
That elephant came off a Homecoming parade float in a nearby town and was donated to our church's kids' area. It's made out of paper as I suspected and it is MARVELOUS. (I took the picture to include the spiral slide so you can get a sense of how BIG it is.)
That's Mr. T after his final cross country meet with his first MEDAL! He ran a terrific race, came in second for his team on the most difficult (and seriously hilly) course of the season. The evening was autumn perfection--crisp and gorgeous at this golf course--the trees bursting with color and a fine mist gave the entire evening that hazy quality you see in a Thomas Kinkade painting. Mr. G and a couple classmates raced through piles of leaves beneath giant trees and everyone's cheeks were rosy. Then the sun began to set, making the entire setting even more glorious. Mr. T's smile is a combination of exhausted and painful navigation around his new braces. I'm ridiculously proud that he finished so strong.
Spill it, reader. The biggest thing you've seen lately.