Saturday, April 30, 2011

Welcom To LIberty, North Carolina!

After seeing cute Lucy sing away in her Kindergarten program we took most the day off to go to Liberty, North Carolina, to the semi annual antiques festival.
People hauling away their treasures!
It is held on a one hundred acre farm with 400 vendors from 25 states.  And to top it all off is the fantastic announcer lady with the thickest accent this side of Texas.  If someone was lost she would announce it.  If someone accidently dropped one of their banjo strings they just bought, she would announce it.  If it was somebody's birthday, she would announce it.  If someone lived in Greensboro and needed their just purchased outdoor furniture set transported there, she would announce it.  Fantastic
This was a  photograph from the 1800's.
This beauty almost jumped in our car.  It is a metal stool that is also a drying rack.  You can see the metal dowels pulled out on the left and stored in the middle when not is use. 
See that smoke in the background?  Dixie Land BBQ!
Cars were everywhere on the 100 acres.
You know you want to join us in September, don't you!?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Father of Cohen!

There is nothing like the joy of having children.  And then there is nothing like the joy of watching your own children have children.  It is Ben's birthday today.  He's our baby, the biggest of our babies.  And what an amazing father he is.  I have seen a new side to him that I really like.  It was always there, that nurturing, gooing, being silly, hanging a baby upside down, tickling side.  He just needed Cohen here to do it.  Kurt said it best on our Monday night celebration of his birth, he is engaged.  His heart is right where it should be, with Olivia and Cohen!  Oh man.  Nothing better than that to make a mother happy.  I love you, you cute father, Ben!  Happy day.
I totally stole these images from Olivia's blog.  Thanks O!