This entry is mostly an excuse for me to post some pictures, but I’ll go ahead and tell you about Ramona’s upcoming trip, too.

Tomorrow morning Jane and Ramona are getting on a plane and heading to Vermont to visit Ramona’s new cousin (and her parents, my brother and his wife). I will be in charge of making sure the Simon monster gets plenty of sleep and food and doesn’t destroy or paint anything. This will be the perfect weekend to introduce Simon to the wonders of Oktoberfest, no?

I am going to miss them both terribly, but am so, so glad that Ramona is strong enough to travel. Not that it will be easy for Jane. She packed a box of formula, medications, supplies, and diapers and shipped it ahead. Safe travels little Ramona!

Here are a few more shots from the other day.