We planned to go to Big Meadow yesterday, but it occurred to me last minute that the trip might be really miserable, because Mabel is a car cry-er. So we stuck closer to home and went to Caledon instead. It was hot and muggy, and the insects were biting, but it was still really good to get away for a few hours. I asked the kids to pose for two group photos, one of them a sort of replica of my favorite photo of all of them when Job was a baby. There was a lot of moaning and groaning over that, but I begged them just to humor me. By the time I even got everyone in one place, half of them were wet and dirty. Most of them were not in the mood for photos (is anyone ever in the mood to pose for a group photo?) And Job didn’t understand why everyone was telling him to put his hands in the air, which was kind of hilarious. I’m happy to have all eight of them in one photo.