It's a beautiful day here in Portland and its surrounding towns. It is the kind of day that you don't usually see until May (or, who are we kidding, June): warm enough to go out in just a sweater, sunny, and not raining. On days like this, you have to take advantage of it. So, Ruby and I went for a walk to the playground not far from our house. It was a pleasant walk and we had the playground to ourselves for a little while. Then another family came: a dad, a boy who looked to be about 5 or 6, and a girl who turned out to be 3 (and named Shelby). Ruby was fascinated by them and kept hanging around, wanting to do whatever they were doing. Fortunately, they were very friendly and accommodating, particularly Shelby who included Ruby as they climbed up the play structure and went down the slide.
Allen is using the nice day to be outside, too; he's visiting his friend in McMinnville and "scrapping." When I'm scrapping, it means I'm working on my scrapbook. When he's scrapping, he's deconstructing metal things to take to the scrap yard for money.
Looks like Ruby's ready for something to eat: she has gotten up into her chair and is saying "nya-nya" which is her hungry word. Not a very long blog post, but that's okay. It's been a lovely day that the Lord has made.