This is how we do cheesecake here in Idaho. Smothered with huckleberries, and really just looking too good to eat, although we get around to it after much admiring and photo-taking.
The Scouts said they needed another adult leader to go on their canoe trip last weekend.
My son couldn’t go, but that didn’t stop me.
Actually, it almost did stop me, but then I realized a few things.
Sunny, warm weather.
Quiet, peaceful canoe.
And, oh yeah, the campout would be canceled if I couldn’t go.
When you’re a dad, it’s a given that you have to inconvenience yourself for your kids.
Sometimes you have to do that for other people’s kids too.
Turned out to be an awesome weekend. I didn’t tip over once.
So, my daughter has taken up knitting. And I was the recipient of her second creation (the first was for herself).
Soon, a scarf, then a sweater, maybe some socks. I’ll never have to go clothes shopping again.
My daughter received a new camera for her birthday, to inspire her budding interest in photography. She immediately went out and snapped a few amazing photos. I think that she has an eye for a good image, such as this one of a thirsty bird contemplating a fountain of water. It was good enough for third place at the county fair this week!